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4" vs 6"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Big Bad 82 K5, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Big Bad 82 K5

    Big Bad 82 K5 Newbie

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    4\" vs 6\"

    I was wandering how high i should go with my 82 K5 i want to go with the 6" but some people say it will be to top heavy to go with the 4". I plan to run 35 or 36 inch tires can any one give me some info on that thanks .......Jason



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  2. 2Dogs

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    Re: 4\" vs 6\"

    I rubbed with 35s. Started with 4" (ft spring and rear shackle flip) and added 1" zero rates and 1" body lift.

    I like it - doesn't feel tippy. And I still rub :)


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    Re: 4

    Someone in the know once told me, "Go with as little lift as possible for the size of tires that you want to run." I trimmed my fenders and am having no problems clearing 35s with about 2' of lift. The current lift is an add-a-leaf in rear and shackle extention front. This set up sucks as far as ride is concerned but clearance is no problem. I plan to use a custom shackle flip in the rear and remove the add-a-leaf and use 4" springs up front with greasable shackles. I also plan a one inch body lift mostly because I need to change the body mounts really bad and I want to do it all at once. This will total 5" of lift and that will allow considerably larger tires that 35s.

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  4. BigTex

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    Re: 4\" vs 6\"

    If you are planning 36" tires, you should go with the 6" lift unless you want to trim your fenders. Unlike many others here, I am not a fan of fender trimming. Before the body lift, my 36" tires rubbed A LOT with the 4" of lift.

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