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4" or 6" with 35's for 78 K10

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78K10, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. 78K10

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    4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    Hey guys, awesome board. Have been reading for a while and decided to post. I have a 78 K10 SWB. Currently, it has 31's and no lift, but it does have 56" 3/4 ton rear springs and an added leaf in the front. I am definately going with 35x12.50 tires, but am wondering which lift 4" or 6". I am not scared to trim, as I need to remove some rust anyways. Last, are Tough Country lift's a good buy for the money? I see their 4" kit with rear blocks, front springs, shocks and steering arm for $295.00. My second choice was Pro Comp for a little extra cash. Sorry for the long post, but thanks in advance for the help. Mike.

    '78 K10 SWB. 350-SM465-NP205-3.73 Posi
     
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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    TC is a good lift, I'd go with their 4" kit if I was you. If you are willing to trim, you could fit 40" tires in with a 4" lift...so why spend all the extra $$$ for the 6" lift? a compromise would be to use some ORD zero rate add-a-leafs, then you'd have 5" for not-that-much-more than 4.

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  3. KENT

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    I agree. Take the extra $ and buy rear springs.

    Kent

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    Re: 4

    I Got a 76 K10 and I also had 31"tires before I put a 4"lift on. I went with Rancho but it's a little more expesive but It comes with a nice warranty. I now have 35's and I had to trim if I wanted to get up a curb without rubbing. But a little trim inside the front fenders and I got all the room I'd want. Go with the 4". just my 2cents.

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    I have an '80 K10, I bought the 4" ($295.00 kit) from TC, I had 35 x 12.50's before, I now have Q78's whick are 35-1/2". All I have done in the way of body mod's is trim the back side of the front fenders just a little, I have had no problems with rubbing. I think this kit is a good deal (especially for the money). So I would say go with the 4", I think you would be pleased with it.

    '80 K10 350/350/NP205/14B/10B/4.10/4"Lift/Q78-Buckshots
     
  6. reddog64

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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    just do the 6... if your a guy like I am... it's nice to be big!
    You'll kick your self for not going the extra 2 inches...
     
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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    I have a 4" lift with rear blocks now and am not happy. I am now going to 6" spring all around. I realy wish I had done it the first time.

    84k20,18:1- 6.5td,400/208,4.10,4",35"s
     
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    Re: 4\" or 6\" with 35\'s for 78 K10

    Thanks for the help guys. What about differences in driveline mods? If I go with the 4", will I have to modify both drive shafts? What about the 6". I am thinking that the 4" would be suit my needs since trimming isn't a problem. How much and where do you need to trim for the 35's on a 4" lift? Does anyone have pics of 4" and 35's? Thanks again. Mike.

    '78 K10 SWB. 350-SM465-NP205-3.73 Posi
     

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