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6in too tippy?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm kinda thinking 6" is getting a bit too high for center of gravity. A little too tippy should i get wider tires (wider stance) or should i lower to 4" and cut the fenders and get 36" Right now its running 35" W/ 6"

    87 k5, 6in, 35" BFG muds.
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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Depends on what you like to do - for the high speed stuff, 6" is stretching it a little, but for slow speed trails or rockcrawling, it's fine.

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  3. white_knight

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    I don't think I'd be the right person to answer this question :)

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  4. white_knight

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    I don't think I'd be the right person to answer this question :)

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  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    nah, it isnt too much. even in the mud. just have to be carefull
    i am going to do 6in and a 2 body. and run 42's or 39's.
    i have seen the same setup, it is good. a bit tippy at high speeds, but just be smart and you will be fine. besides, 4x4's are for trails an mud not speed. unless it is in mud.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  6. CaptCrunch

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    You must be one of those converter Exploder drivers... Cripes! First off it is a truck... not a corner carving Camaro w/ aftermarket suspension. I take cloverleafs as fast as most cars do and sure it tilts a bit but nothing even close to being a tip hazard. Like was stated, drive smart and you'll be fine. It also depends on the springs... softer springs such as TC EZ's tend to roll more... also bushings and body mounts come into play. If you are really worried about it go for a little wider stance or go w/ a 4" and 3" body lift

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  7. KRAZIE87K5

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    I was driving my 6" suspension w/3" body lift Blazer in traffic the other day. Long story short, I had to stop quickly, but thought I might not make it in time. So I went to the median, where PART OF THE CURB HAD BEEN REMOVED! This took the wheel from my hand, and turned the truck all the way to the left @ about 40mph. The truck drove up on the median, skidding laterally down the center of the median, completely sideways. I came to a stop, and suprisingly didn't even loose a tire from my 16.5" rims!

    Not that I am proud to announce this little incident, but it certainly convinced me that my lifted Blazer does not have a center of gravity problem. Hope that helps you too.

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  8. michaelm

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    i have 10" and 2" with 39" tires and it isnt 'tippy'
     
  9. shupach

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    have you considered changing your steering to a xover, it might help with that.

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  10. DesertDueler

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    I would cut the fenders. Either way you will probably have to cut the fenders. 36s do not fit in the wheel wells. You will only be going up a half inch, so I would stay where you are at 6 inches. If you went bigger I would recomend putting a 4 inch lift on it.

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