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changing from 33's to 35's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RESTORE89, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    i just recently bought new 33/12.50 geral muds, and ran across a great set (look brand new) of 35/12.50 all terrain, for 250.00, plus i have a buyer for my tires for 300.00. was just wondering if i would regret the siae change with 4.11 gears


    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    i would say no, you wouldn't regret it. friends got 35 SSR's and loves it on the 4.10s
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    Do it. You'll need a 4" lift if you don't have it already.

    Dave

    If You Drink Don't Park, Accidents Cause People.

    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    I got 4.10's and 35's and I really like the combo. man, I'd definately jump on it.

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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    If yur running a 700r4 i would definatly get some taller gears. Somewhere around 4.88 to 1. If you keep the 4.11 dont use overdrive. Big tires and not enough gear is the fastest way I know to cook a 700r4.


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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    I've got a 700R4 and 4.10s and 35s, and 2000 RPM is plenty to cruise at, 65 MPH. My truck is geared at least 25% lower than stock gearing is, if not more than that.

    My truck came with 2.73:1 gears and 235/75R15s from the factory. 4.10s and 35s are plenty. As long as you're over the stall RPM, you're safe.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    I Have had both on my truck, can't really say I notice any difference, also have the 4.10's, however i have te TH465, which might be a different story... Anyhow, with the 4" suspension and the 3" body, it looks better with teh 35's . but just my opinion!!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    SM 465 or TH 400?

    Any pics of your setup? My buddy has 38s with that lift.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    4.11 should be good, that is what i have with my 35s and a 700r4.
    Jump on it!
    if your deal falls through for the 33s let me know, i need a set for my wifes jeep.

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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    i was told id need at least a 4 inch lift on my 73 to go from 33's to 35's but with the 4.10s it will be reall nice and i could use the same rims 73 k5 350,tb350 .33's 410.
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    You will definitely need at 4" of lift for your 35s, but I think your gearing will be okay. I am running 35s on mine right now with 3.73s and it does okay. but I am upgrading to 4.56s since I have a weak ole 305 motor. You should be fine. If you pass it up, you will regret it later!

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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    4 inches with 35's is a sweet setup...
    Mine is 4 inch lift, 3.73 Gears, 35 inch tires on 10 inch rim's..
    They will rub... Mine are rubbing like crazy when I tried flexing the suspension... Front tires are the one's that rub..
    Might want to trim your fender's if you go w/ 35's.. or a 1 inch ORD Body lift.. (my next purchase).

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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    i really do not want to go up 4 inches. i do not do any rock crawling, basically because if you see a rock anywhere around here they brought it in on a truck. and i would like to keep the lower profile look. with the 33's i do not rub at all, and i only have 8"rims, and besides if i do find i rub could i not get away with a 2" add a leaf front and rear to make up for the larger tire?


    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    I was running 35x14.5 Boggers with no lift for a little while with some minor fender trimming in the front. It would rub on full turns but other than that, had no problems.. on road only. Since the 35's you want to get are 12.50 wide, I think you should be fine with a 2" lift... cause it sounds like your rig doesn't go offroad anyway. Go for it.

    Rod
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    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers... and it's still not BIG ENOUGH!!
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    me and some guys do go offroad, but offroad around here seems pretty tame compared to what gets posted. besides its mostly all mud, not to muck flex needed. did have to call the wife to bring the f-350 the other day to pull my son and i out of a mucher deeper than appearing mud hole


    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    Re: changing from 33\'s to 35\'s

    I do all mud and my tires rub with a 4" lift. If you don't want to lift it, don't get the tires.

    I don't do anything even close to what these guys on here do, but I do offroad quite a bit.

    If you don't want to lift it and do it right, stick to 33s.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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