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46 XMLs on a 1st Gen?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by destinbeachman, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Stopped on the way home from eating some mud this afternoon to check these out.Was planning on going 42s this coming summer.Hmm...these aren't THAT much bigger.:haha: They make my 37s look pretty tiny.

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    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So, you gonna run without fenders?:D
     
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    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Naw,I think some zero rates and I'll call her good.
     
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    Well if you had centered the rim on the 46 it wouldn't look so HUGE, and then if you make custom fenders like these and you would be golden.

    GO FOR IT!!!
     
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    I just picked up a set of 11.00R16 XL Michelin tires (39"x11"). These M.F.ers are heavy enough; 100lbs EACH! I believe the 46's are 200lbs.

    If you decide to run those, my advise is to open a very large credit line at your favorite bank because your going to need it after those tires SHREAD your entire drivetrain. Just driving with those tires on the street are going to cause enough stress let alone using them while off roading.

    I thought long and hard about the 46's as well. I decided against it because I wanted to keep my 1st Gen's fenders. If I had a '73+ K5 then I would have done it.
     
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    Even 42's are big for a good fit on a 1st gen.

    Would be interesting to see how much metal you could actually retain running those 46's though.

    Go for it! :bow:
     
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    i think it would be sweet
     
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    Ther's no way those a really going to end up on my K5.I'm going to end up with the 41" radial IROKs,probably.But I do have an idea for recreating the 1st Gen "look" on stretched fenders.Not exactly like the ones that VTBlazer is working on but with the same result.This guy is selling these Michelins for 400 bones so I had to stop by and take a look.Couldn't help myself.
     
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    I have to admit, those are very tempting :D :wink1: !!
     
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    I have thought about it but I am worried about the wheel bearings.
     

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