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Do I have to trim the finders?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WakeBoard&4X4er, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    I have just got a set of 35s and everybody around here tells me that I will rub all the time, so do I have to trim my finders? I have a 91 K5 with 4 inch BDS lift and every thing else is stock. I have any sway bar still on and do not plan on taking it off any time soon. The tires are Dunlop’s and will be on 15*10 rims. Can I do a Hill shackles in the front? Or 0-rates Front and rear? Any other ideas? If I did the trim how far back would I have to go? Thanks!!
     
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    The first thing you need to do is find out how tall your tires are. The zero rates will help if you need them, especially if you also ofset the front axle.
     
  3. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    the tires are 34.1 over all what do you think?
    Size Diam.
    35x12.50R15LT 34.1
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My 35" General's (34" tall when new) rubbed even mounted on stock 6.75" wide rims. Mostly tight turns over a bit of a bump like a driveway would do it...I trimmed just a little off the bottom corners and it was fine. Then I removed the sway bar and had to trim more, and more and more, then I got 36" TSL's and trimmed some more.../forums/images/icons/tongue.gif LOL

    Rene
     
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    4 inch lift?
     
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    if you keep it on the street you should be fine...but i would trim it if you take it off road...or even let the tire do the triming/bending for ya /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Yeah, sorry. 4" Rancho lift with the 35's I had. I added the 1" ORD body lift when I got the 36" TSL's

    Rene
     
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    with 35" procomp MTs... 4" of rancho lift (stiff springs!) and 1" of ORD body lift... I can still rub up front with the sway bar disconnected. With sway bar, its np... but without it my rig is flexy enough to rum. AFAIK, procomps are closer to nominal height (35")... but every rig/tire is a lil different. If it matters, I have 15x10 rims too...

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    Those 15x10s might cause some problems, but a little off the back of the front fender will get it. I did the trim a little thing first, but now that I have done both the "trim a little" & "trim a lot" I think the trim a lot looks better. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Take a look at the pics of the Steeve's UAV on the main page.
     
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    I agree the 'trim a lot' looks better too. Gives the front fender a swept back look to it...

    Rene
     
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    i have a 6" tuff cntry with 35 general mt's on 15x10 no rub but when i mount the 38.5 boggers here comes the saws all!!
     
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    how much lift do you have noe rene?
     
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    Shannon, I have 4" plus the ORD 1" body lift for 5" total. That is as high as it's going too...I'll cut more before I lift more.

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    ah i was thinking you had more than 4 now but for some reason i thought you put a 3in body lift on /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    1" BL is as much as I'm comfortable with. IMO 3" puts too much stress on the body mounts...I've seen a few trucks with the mounts torn clean off the body with a 3" BL.

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    i agree i dint like body lifts at all and will not put one on my blazer /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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