Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

6 lug with 38" Swampers???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CarsonRoen, Feb 19, 2001.

  1. CarsonRoen

    CarsonRoen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2000
    Posts:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA, USA
    6 lug with 38\" Swampers???

    i know a lot of guys out there upgrade their axles when they lift their k5's but i was wondering with the shortage of money that i have if i could get about an 8" lift and run 38" swampers with my GM corporte 12 bolt six lug set up? any comments would help me out thanks
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2000
    Posts:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Re: 6 lug with 38\" Swampers???

    What type of wheelin do you do?



    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    32,076
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    .
    Re: 6 lug with 38\" Swampers???

    Anybody can run this setup as long as they dont hot rod or drive like a bat out of hell. If you want to make the parts last, drive conservatively on the street, but if off road, very carefully. It can and has been done. Are you interested in an 8" Skyjacker front and rear springs? I have some with about 10K miles on them for $400.00 for four springs.
     
  4. CarsonRoen

    CarsonRoen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2000
    Posts:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA, USA
    Re: 6 lug with 38\" Swampers???

    first of all as for the 8 inch lift, i am doing the shackle flip iin the back so i only need 4 inch rear and 8 front. Second i don't do that much good off-raoding because i never have time so i guess it would be alright to keep the corporate 12 bolt?
     
  5. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2000
    Posts:
    999
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Re: 6 lug with 38\" Swampers???

    There is no telling what will happen to your 12 bolt.

    Some people run the 12 bolt with 38" tires and never have a problem ........... others break it the first time they go out. It really depends a lot on your driving style, miles on rear diff, and all the other variables I can't think of right now [​IMG]

    Basically, your best off keeping the 12 bolt until it ceases to function. Eventually you will probably either need to rebuild it, or replace it with something stronger.

    I personally don't like replacing components that are still working, so if I were you, I would run with the 12 bolt until it broke.

    Of course, you could baby your truck for the next 20 years and never have to wory about it [​IMG] ............. but whats the fun in that! [​IMG]

    Thomas.

    -- '84 K5 Blazer --
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://Stoopalini.coloradok5.com>http://Stoopalini.coloradok5.com</A>
     

Share This Page