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are 35's gonna be OK?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by suthrnchvyguy89, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. suthrnchvyguy89

    suthrnchvyguy89 Registered Member

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    are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    i have an '89 k5 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif with a 4" suspension lift and 33" tires right now and i need to know what i would need to upgrade up to some 35's. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif i heard id probably have to do a 1" body lift and upgrade the brakes. is that is or is there sumthin else i should know about? any help would be appreciated thanks
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    yeh on my truck since i didnt want to cut my primo fenders, i had to do a 2" body lift. Of course I have 14.5" wide tires, dont know how wide you are goin. Brakes, I didnt look at your profile and see if you still have 1/2ton axles, if so, and you plan on keepin em, theres a few places that sell different rotors, hi-po pads etc. If you plan on a 3/4 or 1ton swap, you will get the bigger brakes in that swap, so if it was me (and i planned on 3/4 or 1ton in the somewhat near future)I would save the brake $$ on the 1/2ton stuff and wait for 3/4 or 1ton brakes w/ new axles.
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    It all depends on how wide your tires are, how wide the rims are, and what backspacing you have. I run Q78's on 5.5" wide rims with about 4" backspacing. When i first mounted them they measured 36.25x10.5". I run a 2" BL, and thats it. No trimming, no suspension lift. heres a pic:
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    Tires dont rub anywhere but the pitman arm.

    EDIT: missed your brake question. With the heavy Q's on, i can still lock up the tires. I think the truck stops better with the Q's than my radial BFG's.
     
  4. suthrnchvyguy89

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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    im not sure what type axle i have because im new to the whole off road life style, but i do know the the front ones differential is off to one side it says 1500 on the side of it in the molding
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    6 or 8 lug?
     
  6. suthrnchvyguy89

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    6 lug
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    35's should work great with what you have (I wouldn't go any bigger, though). You have 10 bolt corporate axles (Front & rear). I wouldn't put any money into them, because they are just about good enough to get from point a to b, and back. Welcome to the board!
     
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    35's should work great with what you have (I wouldn't go any bigger, though). You have 10 bolt corporate axles (Front & rear). I wouldn't put any money into them, because they are just about good enough to get from point a to b, and back. Welcome to the board!

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    Yes I am mentally defishnet.
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    HUH??
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    Right at this minute my K5 is sitting on 36's with a 5yr old flattened out 4" lift. I cut some of the fenders, wish I wouldn't have now. Never had a rubbing issue.

    You should be fine, but like said earlier depends on the width size of tire, rims, and back spacing.
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    Right at this minute my K5 is sitting on 36's with a 5yr old flattened out 4" lift. I cut some of the fenders, wish I wouldn't have now. Never had a rubbing issue.

    You should be fine, but like said earlier depends on the width size of tire, rims, and back spacing.

    Oh and the brakes aren't an issue.
     
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    Re: are 35\'s gonna be OK?

    I run 35X14's no lift mild trim &hammer on front fenders no problem /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have a 1973 Chevy Pick-up with a 4" lift and 35" tires. No problems so far! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    666
     
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    Oh, ok /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     

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