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Bigger or same size ???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Big B, Sep 21, 2000.

  1. Big B

    Big B 1/2 ton status

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    I am swapping out axles and running 16.5 rims I am running 35 ssr's right now but want to go up to 36 or 38 sx's i have 6 inch lift with 3 inch body lift a couple of my friends tell me to stay with 35's but I think 38's would be killer or would i be to tall then? what do you guys think all toughts and coments will help me make up my mind thanks , Bruce a.k.a.Big B.

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  2. lowlevell

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    What is your gear?In my opinion if this is your everyday driver i wouldnt go any bigger than 35x?.I had a truck with a 8" lift and 38" gumbos,i hated it.I had a Br@nco with 6" lift and 35" bogs and loved it.
    I would really take into consideration your engine/gear when you do this.
     
  3. laketex

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    Hey Bruce,

    I hope you don't plan on airing down much with those 16.5s, cause they pop off the bead pretty easily. Not just the rumor, I've seen it happen. Personally I'm running 16" rims for my blazer, you'll see it in november. Swamper availability is less, but in the size range you're looking at you should be pretty well covered. You'll have to choose from:
    36x12.5/16 TSL
    36x12.5/16 TSL Radial
    37x13.0/16 TSL SSR
    37x13.0/16 TSL Bogger
    38x13.0/16 TSL

    Personally, I'd stick with a 36 to 38" tire, I assume you're running a 14b rear and D44 front? What gears?

    On another note, you still have the F250 for sale?

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  4. ken

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    Bigger is always better!!! Remember "Size Matters"!!!! Anyway, just be sure if you run the bigger meats, that you have corresponding lower gears in the diffs. If you run a "700junk4" tranny then you'd better have at least 4.56, preferably 5.13s with 38s. If you don't, you'll burn up that 700. If you have a standard auto trans or a manual trans, then 4.56-4.88s would be your best bet. Good luck!!

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  5. Big B

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    I'll be running 411's but i may go to 513's i want some grunt i am running a 350 tranny 205 t-case and 350 four bolt that i built it pushes right at 325 hp, so i have the motor and the running gear I am thinging of going to a 16 inch rim do to the bed poping of the 16.5 but i live in tx and i have not air down in the past and have gone any were i wanted, I wish those new 37 bogs were out b/c thats what i would really like to but later BB. ps yes laketex the 250 is still for sale got any money??

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  6. laketex

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    I'm always broke. But I'll have money if I sell my pickup. Just wondering, cause it sounds like a pretty good deal.



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