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4" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by StiffRide81, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. StiffRide81

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    4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gifI have 35's on my rig with a four inch suspension lift. My question is... am I going to be breaking all kinds of parts now because of the 35's and if so... what should I get to toughen things up (and dont say a dana 60 for the front an a 14bolt ff for the rear!!)
    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifThanks.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    well i have the same thing, and all i bust is ujoints, but i have only busted 2 in the past year and 3 months
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    Its all in how you drive.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    I ran a 4" and 35's for years on my '79 with 1/2 ton gear. I had no problems. I wasn't what you would consider a hard core wheeler, but I did have fun. I currently run 38's on my '74 with a 1/2 ton D44 and 12 bolt (I'll probably get falmed for this combo, but I don't care /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif). I wheel it fairly hard (meaning technical trails) and I haven't broken anything yet. If you're not a throttle jockey then you should be fine.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    Well this has been covered many times before. If you drive easy, you will likely not have too many problems. The 1/2 ton axles are probably the weakest links, especially the rear. Make sure you use good U-joints everywhere and that everything is properly maintained. If it isn't broke, don't worry about it. Just drive reasonably, knowing that there is a potential weakness.

    When you break 10-bolts, the parts to fix them are easy to come by. But if you do break a lot and get tired of it, you can always get a 14BSF 6-lug axle for the back and swap it in without needing a new front axle or new wheels.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    I run 4" lift and 35's. Have had them on for over a year. AT first i busted U-Joints, but it was because my driveshaft angle was correct, i actually screwed up my whole tail shaft on my tcase and the ujoints and dropped my driveshaft on the street due to it. Since I got my angle corrected and went to spicer ujoints... i have had no problems. I think the height/ride are perfect for me. I have a 79, 10 bolt front, 12 bolt rear. And currently I am running stock gears. I have the Goodyear Wrangler MTRs, on Mickey Thompson Alcoa Classics. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    sell ya a D60 and 14ff with 4.10s /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    Of you can do the chromo parts in teh 1/2 ton stuff but I think by they time you get all those parts you could get a set of 1-ton gear.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    Been running that way for 5 years (35's, 4", 10b). Only broken U-joints and one shock mount (don't land on big rocks when you're flying /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif )

    Jon /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    I have been running that combo for 2 years and I only broke front axle U joints when I put a front locker and wheeled it hard on rocks, but those joints were old anyway, I will replace them with the best U joints I can find and I don't think I should have any problems.
    Up to 35" should be fine with 1/2 ton, you could get away with 38" if you know how to wheel them beyond that it is easier to go 3/4 or heavier.
    IceMan
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    Im running 35's on 4" of lift and my rear end broke on me a couple weeks ago, Here is what was left of the carrier. So i picked up a 14SF 6-Lug, Let me tell you this axle is beefy for a 1/2 ton axle. I dont think its gonna break on me.
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    It's not a 1/2 ton. It's the light duty 3/4 ton.
    IceMan
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    I am runnin on 12 bolt & D44 1/2ton equip w/ 6" lift 2" body 38" TSL/SX's Got CV in rear drive line /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. So far no problems! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Bill
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    <font color="green"> Bill, you've been lucky so far! I ran 38s on a beefed D44/12 bolt combo and broke pretty much everything at various times. I gave up after the second ring gear in the 44 and went 1 ton.</font color>
     
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    Re: 4\" Suspension with 35 inch tires.

    Someday I'll go 1ton as I can afford to later.
    Bill
     

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