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Another "how big of tire can I run" ??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, May 15, 2006.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    In the on-going debate on how big of tire you can really run with absolutely no lift, we decided to test a theory. That theory is that you can cut to any size of tire you want and that lifts are only for people who want the "big" look.:doah:

    We took no mercy on the suburban, and hope to be able to plant 49 inch tires with no lift. Can anyone beat us??????:eek1:

    BTW, that is a 31" tire on the axle...:(

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  2. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    The actual work was to extract the rear, rust free floor for my friend's '65 sub. The floor will work very nice and he also grabbed the fold and tumble seat to use as well. Should be a sweet setup.

    The rest of the sub will be sent to the scrap yard this week. It has sacrificed its life for my blazer and several of my friends vehicles over the past few months....its time for it to RIP.

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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    well, you might have to cut somemore around the door to fit 49's. why not go 53's?
     
  4. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    We could just move the axle back a few inches...:eek1:
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Good luck with the front...you'll need to push the front diff a foot or more forward. The rear is the easy part.

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    I agree I think 37s or a small 38 are the most feasable on a stock suspension without major body mods. I am sure someone has a pic but years ago there was a yellow blazer in four wheeler that had 2" of lift(add a leaves) and 44s
    major firewall work involved. I would love to get a decent truck or k5 and put some 38x15 swamper radials on a 2" lift it would look so cool
     
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    If that's not major body mods I don't know what is... :haha:
     
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    that's awesome, i can't wait to see it. functional, probably not, cool as hell, YES!! lol
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    We were just having fun opening the wheel well - I'm not really building it up. It won't ever see the road again, at least not by me. Its headed to the junkyard this week...maybe today...

    The frame is in nice shape, but I need to get it out of my yard, and cannot keep it.
     
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    yeah, i thought maybe you had some tires handy to throw on for pics, oh well, lol
     
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    LOL. :thumb:

    There used to be a kid around here that had a mid seventies K5 with a 3" body lift and 44's.... It can be done.(with alot of cutting)
     
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    go find some tires and put them on!!!!
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    The burb is gone to its eternal resting grounds...err, the junkyard

    A moment of silence, please





    Now I get my trailer back! (I have to figure out a way to get the blazer on - between the fenders)
     
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    :weld::grind::hack:

    Removable fenders rule :D
     
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    I would LOVE to see a pic of that.. its gotta look wicked :bow:
     
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    I haven't worked myself into cutting up a new trailer...yet.
     

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