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Anyone running 35's and a 14FF?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jarheadk5, Jun 1, 2001.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    If so, what's your clearance under the pumpkin? I'd love a measurement in inches of the clearance, and also of your static tire height (ground to top of tire with normal load & inflation). I've decided that 35's are in my future, and I'm not gonna put them on a 10-bolt...

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    Re: Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    I have 35's and a 14 bolt FF. I will measure it up tommorrow for you. I will say this, I had them on the 10 bolt and when I wasn't blowing it up the truck would tack basically whatever I threw at it. Now that I have done the 14 bolt swap I notice troubles getting thru holes I used to coast thru. There is a dramactic difference. I never measured the diff clearence before hand but I will measure my front end now, it should be close, and compare.

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    Re: Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    I've got just under 9 inches under the diff with my General Grabber MT's (35x12.5x16.5) The tires measure out at 33 1/2". With my 36" TSL's I have 10 inches right on the nose.

    I plan on shaving the bottom of my 14 bolt land anchor soon, that should gain me about 3/4" or so...[​IMG]

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    Re: Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    Great, thanks for the numbers. As soon as I get my driveway back (storm drain construction on my street--GRRRRR), I'll measure what I've got now with 33's and 10-bolt, post the results, and compare.

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  5. Re: Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    i have 35" bfg muds. i get 8 3/4 under the dif and 33" for tire hight. my bfgs are 50% at best and around 30 psi.

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    Re: Anyone running 35\'s and a 14FF?

    You'll probably lose about 2" of ground clearance as compared with the 10-bolt. I shaved about 3/4" off the bottom on my 14-bolt and still lost over an inch of clearance as compared to the previous 10-bolt. It's only been on one trail ride since the 14-bolt was installed and it was an area that I was not familiar with, so it's hard to tell how much the lost ground clearance affects it......though the couple of times I was stuck in deep mud holes, the front 10-bolt was hung up also.
    To keep that 1" or so of clearance in perspective, you would have to go up to 2" taller tires to regain it....meaning I would need 37" or 38" tires to have the same clearance as the 10-bolt with 35's.
    I also think that you gain more than just the added clearance when shaving the bottom of the 14-bolt. Stock, the 14 has a lip that digs in and acts like an anchor, by shaving it off it makes the bottom of the diff smooth so it's easier for it to slide over obstacles rather than digging in.
     

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