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Cut out fender flares

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1967k10, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. 1967k10

    1967k10 1/2 ton status

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    I have 4" springs and 1.5" shackles on the front of my truck and had been planning on running 35"s but I got around a few other rigs this weekend and relized they would be to small for the wheelin' I plan on doing once the truck is ready to wheel{hopefully next week:D } If I would get a set of Bushwacker cut outs could I run 39.5"s or would I be limited to 37"s.I'll have a tube bed st there is no box. Any ideas or pic's would be apprecaited.
     
  2. 1967k10

    1967k10 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone?
     
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    You probably won't get much help on the subject. Most people around here just cut the fender to fit the tires and leave it. Bushwackers don't provide enough clearance and usually get ripped off on the trail. I would say though that 37's would be the limit for 4" and Flares.
     
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    OK,thanks for the input.It's going to be fully caged so I don't expect to tear them off.I need it to look nice,that's why I don't just want to sazall it.​
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You also might find that not many people here think the Bushwacker flares actually "look nice"..... Exocages tend to be pretty ugly too. But to each his own... Getting big tires to fit with minimal cutting consists of a series of small changes that can help create clearance:- Move rear axle back about 1.5"- Move front axle forward at least 1"- Remove inner fenderwells- Play around with wheel offsets- Body lift can help- 6+" lift springs will not flex as well as 4", so you can keep tires away from the metal that way too.
     
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    Here's some ideas

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    Here's another
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