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42's with a 4" lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lax037, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. lax037

    lax037 Registered Member

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    42\'s with a 4\" lift

    I know this is going to require some creative fender "trimming".
    Anyone else done this, or similiar?
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    pete's got 39's on 3"...and look at how hacked his truck is. I think your most difficult obstical would be modifying the firewall/footwell, everything else is easily cut off, inner fenders removed, ect. Why dont you just build a buggy?

    Sherman, Tx
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    Yup, the biggest obstacle would be the firewall. You could move the front axle forward some, but you will also have radiator support clearance issues--shouldn't be too hard to solve.

    I think I may eventually end up w/44s on the current suspension, maybe 42s though since they come in a 15 wide. The big hold-back now is $, I need hydro-assist, a new trans, and probably more gearing before I go w/bigger tires. Roll bar too.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  4. jackedjimmy350

    jackedjimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    no need for a buggy...my best friend had a one ton k5 on 44 boggers with only 6 inch lift with nicely cut fenders, no fire wall mods...awfully flexy too!

    [​IMG]Mash Out![​IMG]
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    any pics of that jackedjimmy ? [​IMG]

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    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    Hey Pete, I've wondered about 6 inches of suspension and 3 inches of body and 42's. What do you think?

    Karl
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  7. lax037

    lax037 Registered Member

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    Second question:
    So am i goning to be able to get out of the garage on the factory 10 bolt(30 spline)

    Yes 1 ton to come
     
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    It would be fine on the street, but much of any torque application offroad and something would definately snap. Remember you'd have to go from 6 to 8 lug rims when you go from the 10 bolt to one ton's. - Doug

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    yes, we need pics of this one ton k5 on 44s!

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    I know it's not a blazer, but this ramcharger has a 4" suspension lift and a 3" body lift with 44s. If anyone wnats more pics, i can find some.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/033/ON/VN/FZ/OV28689.jpg>http://wsphotofews.excite.com/033/ON/VN/FZ/OV28689.jpg</a>

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  11. Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    sweet! don't suppose it flexes much. with tires that big, who needs flex!!!

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    He's not driving over the tree... It's a dodge... It grew there... grew it's rust that is...

    (I Hate dodge)
     
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    My old truck is a K30 with 4" Skyjacker Softride Springs, and 42" TSL's. I did major creative fender trimming and here is where you are going to hit! The big spot is the floor boards on the cab. I removed all braces and and inner fender wells below the heater box. I worked out a way to keep the rest of the inner fenders so as the engine compartment would not get too dirty. But at max flex, the tires would rub on the cab floor.

    My current setup is 6" springs and the axle moved forward 1". This is what I highly recommend for extreme flex without going sky high to fit over 40" tires.

    76-82 Chevy Pickup / Blazer - K5-K10-K30
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    Well, I'll find out this weekend

    Thanks for the input
     
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    good luck and post some pics!!

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    yeah i have pics of his and mine..ill send them tomorrow

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    Re: 42\'s with a 4

    My dad had a 77 dodge 1/2 ton truck with a 4" lift and 44s. He cut the fenders, but didnt have to modify the firewall. He didnt flex it a whole lot though because he played in the mud in Michigan. He also still had he stock 1/2 ton axles and 2.73 gears. He only had the 318 and the 727 tranny though. Top speed was 65 with the foot to the floor.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    Re: 42\'s with a 4\" lift

    They are on, looks pretty good too. As soon as I can finish some of the finer details i'll post some pics
     

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