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42" TSLS.. How I gonna make them fit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrdrinksalil, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. mrdrinksalil

    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, yet another "will it fit?" post. I went through the search feature to try and find good answers to my questions but no luck..

    I got a great deal on 5 Bias Ply TSLs and couldn't pass them up. Currently I am running an 82 cab on an 85 blazer frame with 4" lift springs up front and a zero rate with the axle moved forward 1.5", No body lift. I'm not worried about the back because I am giong to be building a tube cage/flatbed for the rear. Whats it going to take up front to clear the tires at full tuck and still keep my inner fenders??? Pics of your rigs with 42" tsls would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    :hack: it is your friend. ditch the stock inners & make new ones after u hack all offending sheetmetal for fenders & cab floor
     
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    Yah you ditch the inner fenders and it helps alot. I don't know about anyone else but you may have to trim on the tub a bit in the wheelwells to get them to clear. Not too hard they will fit these trucks have a ton of sheet metal to be trimmed
     
  4. mrdrinksalil

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    Thats the thing... I really want to keep the inner fenders and dont really have to metal fab skillz and tools to make inner new inner fenders. I'm a big fan of trimmin, and I'm not affraid of that. I just want to keep it clean as possible under the hood. I've got plans for a skid under the motor to keep water/mud from splashing up on the fan. Am I deff gonna hit the inners? I know having the axle 1.5" forward is going to help.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of body lifts but I do have a bunch of 3" body blocks lying around.... just a thought...
     
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    My truck has around 5"s of suspension lift and a 3" BL

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    A 1" body lift and some finder trimming should make them fit.
     
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    sapper are u running 42's or 39.5's? i always loved ur rig
     
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    trim

    trim the fenders up to the inners all the way around. trim the fronts all the wap up to where the grill bottom is and at the backs trim it to the back fender. also the fenders can reall be massaged just get a big hammer
     
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    Just got the 42's last weekend
     
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    you still got your inner fenders? looks like it but im not sure
     
  12. mrdrinksalil

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    I really didn't want to run the body lift but looks like I might have to. Is your Axle moved forward at all? And are those the 42s in the pic? what size rim is that and what is the backspacing?
     
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    I have most of the inners still in there. There is absolutlly nothing wrong with a body lift, I know you will hear alot of people on this board bad mouth them but they are fine. Mine has been on the truck for years without ever a problem, most have "heard" bad things about them and just made up thier mind that they suck without ever having one. My front axle is moved foward 2"s with the 52" springs, the tires are 42" TSLs on recentered H1 rims with 3.5"s of BS
     
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    thanks man, you say you got about 8" lift total? would it be possible to keep most of the inners with about 6" susp and 1" body and 42's?
     
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    you could keep alot of the inners I just cut them out due to the axle being pushed up. 7"s should be fine and will flex as much as you cut out to make room. Just dont use Superlift springs as they are STIFF!!
     
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    thanks, yea im going to use lifted 52's up front i think
     
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    K, I think I will run what I got now with the body lift. I'm just going to have to pound the **** out of my XJ steering shaft to lenghten it. They dont slip very well. How much lift do the stock 52's give you if you do it like the article on this site? I'll prolly eventually go with this setup. Do you know if I'll be able to keep my Offroad design drag link when I switch to 52's? They told me the one I have should work for 4-6 inches of lift.
     
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    stock 52's give you about 4" lift up front
     
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    I wonder what kind of axle locations Kurts B52 kit will give?
     
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    I have the ORD drag link so yes it will work fine.
     

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