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6 inch lift with 38's???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 83ChevK5, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. 83ChevK5

    83ChevK5 Registered Member

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    6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    Can i stuff 38's under my 83 K5 with a 6 inch lift? Do i have to cut the fenders?? if so whats the best way to do that? Also what kind of tires are the best? im lookin at hawgs or boggers. I do alot of muddin' but i also like the trails and snow. I go wheelin in the Northwest if that makes a differennce. one more ? can i run my 10 bolts if i re-gear them and maybe some heavy duty axels if possible?

    Thanx
    Ryan /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. white-rhyno

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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    I've got 38x11x16 boggers on my k5 with 6" bds lift. I had to do a little trimming not much. They still rub once in a while. Oh, my boggers do great in deep snow. Where r u at in seattle. I am only two hours away if you want to go play in the snow some time. PM me
     
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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    Here's a 76 Jimmy with 6" lift 2" body 38.5x14.50x15 TSL/SX's!
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    Bill
     
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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    1. there is no 38" Bogger that is wide enuff, IMHO, for a full size
    2. 10 bolts will be the very definition of insane. you just keep fixing them over and over and over. The actual definition of insanity is doing something over and over and expecting differnet results, for those of you scoring at home.
    3. a simple search would have yielded many posts on the subject. you can run any tire with any lift if you are willing to cut and be creative.
     
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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

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    This is 7"s of lift and 40" tires. i would say you are going to have to cut, but thats cool, look at it as weight savings /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    Well, i see the peramiters were changed. below is a pic of my Junk on 40's with around 6" of lift. this pic was taken before the axle was moved forward. I have cut all the way back the the fender bolts. rear is just chopped real good.

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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    6" with 42's

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    If you really plan to wheel your truck, ditch the 10 bolts.
     
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    Re: 6 inch lift with 38\'s???

    Here's a pic of mine running 38x13x16 TSLs.
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    The front lift consist of:
    5.5" BDS springs
    1" higher spring perches(Dana 60)
    Axle moved forward 1"(re-drilled the spring perches not the relocating block).
    Just a little fender trimming(This picuture is with the 36x12.5x16 TSL Radials)
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    Ford shock mounts (Rancho 9012s)
    Oh, I do have some major bumpstops to help save the sheet metal!
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    But it still flexes pretty good.
    [​IMG]
     

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