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4" or 6" Lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bart Reid, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Bart Reid

    Bart Reid Newbie

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    I have a stock 1990 K5 and I am putting 35" tires on it. Do I need a 6" lift or will 4" suffice without any body mods?
     
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    i am almost positive a 4" lift will fit 35" tires. a rough country kits recommended tire size for a 88-91 blazer is 35" so ya it should.
     
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    4" should clear 35's just fine. You may rub your fenders if you get it really flexed out or have a really flexy suspension, but otherwise you should be ok.
    -Harrison
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I had a little rub with 5" on the Burb, but it self corrected the fenders and all is well.
     
  5. Brians89K5

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    Im going from a 4 inch to a 6 inch lift because I wanted to clear 35's. I had the superlift 4inch kit and it looked to close to me for 35's. but that may be because I worry too much about my fenders. What will a 6 inch lift fit then?


    ~Brian
     
  6. 88-3/4t-bad boy

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    most of the time on a six inch lift they tell you that the recommended tire size is 35". but on cardomain ive seen some suburbans on 37" and it didn't seem like they trimmed anything or chopped up the fenders. as far as the ride might go idk. all ive had are 35's and im trying to lift my 6" to an 8" before i even think of 37's or 38's
     
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    i would do the 6 :D
     
  8. goldwing2000

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    I've got 35s and a 6" and haven't had it make contact yet. Comes close sometimes but no grindage.
     
  9. Citizen Rider

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    6" and 38's!! haha. I had to trim if i wanted to go offroad. But i could drive with no trim. Only times i hit was highspeed speedbumps and jumping a curb at 35mph.
     
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    I have a rough country 4in lift and 35's mounted on stock wheels. I dont rub at all. I havent tried to flex it yet though.
     
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    you can run 35's on a 4". keep your sway bar hooked up in the front. that will keep you front tires from rubbing. even if you do go with the 4" and dont like your flex, throw a body lift on it.
     

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