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Easiest way to fit my new Fodeez!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cok5, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. cok5

    cok5 Registered Member

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    OK, I am new to the K5 scene and wondering on my options to lift this thing to fit my new Fodeez. Sorry for the newbness!

    I have read about the 52" front spring swap and then doing the shackle flip in the rear. I am positive my lift will include a DIY4x4 shackle flip and some fender trimming. What would be my best bet (as far as springs) and cheapest to get these tires under it. I don't want to completely hack my fenders up but don't mind trimming some. I also know that a big lift spring will not flex as well.

    I just want some real world experience on what you guys are running, my tires are 39.5" TSL's. Thanks
     
  2. outlawtorn

    outlawtorn 1/2 ton status

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    Youll need to do alot more then just trim with only a shackle flip and the 52 swap... thats about 4 or 5 inches of lift and youll need to do alot of intense fender hacking not trimming to fit those 40's. Theres alot of people on here running 40s and that small of lift, im sure they'll chime in.
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    here is my rig with 39.5 TSLs...

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    thats about 5" of suspension lift (4" + 1" zero rate up front, shackle flip plus zero rate in back....) and a 1" body lift plus trimming. I am in the process of lowering my truck down to 4" (shackle flip, 52s up front) right now. IMO, 4-5" is the perfect amount to lift one of these rigs. Just fender trim until stuff fits. If you want the result to be bling, mark how you want them trimmed and have a body shop do it for you, they can put a factory lip on the edge and everything... I ain't rich so I just cut it.

    j
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    What the hell are are "Fodeez"? Tires???
     
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    X2 :rolleyes:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think he meant to say 40's. Speak Engrish, we're kinda slow. :D
     
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    well lets put it this way....you have fodee toes. :D
     
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    I googled for Fodeez. I found a few references to majuana, Some 4x4 stuff, Music, And Beer.
     
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    'fodeez' would be 'fourties' which would stand for 40" tires

    keep on chevyin
     
  10. cok5

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    Oh my god.......Fodeez would be of the Superous Swamperous bigus tirus family. 39.5" at the top of the head exactly. One heck of an animal with a nasty bite. Not quite as bad as there close brother the Superous Swamperous nastiness boggerous. :D Thanks allot Jekbrown, awesome rig. It does not appear that you really trimmed your fenders allot. Do you still have inner fenders in front? What springs are you running front/rear?

    Anybody else?
     
  11. mikey_d05

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    ~ 6" of lift
    4" springs in front with a zero rate (plus a little extra height from the D60 perches)

    4" shackle flip in rear plus a 2" a-a-l.

    To run 40's with not much lift and not have them rub, major fender trimming is required. I do still have my inners but I pushed the rear of the inner up against the firewall and bolted it there.

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    HA HA hA

    This thread is cracking me up. E-fordee

    Anyway yes you have to do some trimming. No hacking. Seriously though look at the tiny bit of flare your fenders do have stock, about an inch. I pretty much cut on the flare about 1.5". I used Yunit's pattern and adjusted to my liking. So far I can stuff the tires pretty well. The inner firewall will be the worst spot.

    Oh ya 39.5 tsl with 4" front springs o-rate, haven't even moved it forward 1.5" yet and it barly rubs when stuffed hard and turning, el cheapo shackle flip with 0-rate moving the axle 1.5". 5" lift.

    Jesse

    tire air1.jpg
     
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    Sorry To Hijack but why is there a Stick hanging out the back of your rig?? :dunno: :what:
     
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    Mudhole Depth Guage :laugh:
     
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    Same 4" + 1" + 39.5" TSL's.

    Just a little trimming, front diff moved 1.25" forward and I still have inners up front (barely.)

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    Rene
     
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    Couldnt you just do a 8in sus. lift to fit 39.5's? i am wondering because that is what size tire i had in mind to put under my k5.
     
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    You could, but your center of gravity will be higher, and you won't get near as good of flex or ride.
     
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    oh i see. thanx for the help.
     
  19. cok5

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    tRusty that is a cool looking rig. I really like the flat black look. So the consensus seems to be 4" plus O-rate in front and shackle flip in rear and 0-rate. Right?

    Heck I would not even mind throwing a 1" puck in there.

    I figured I would see more guys with 52's in the front.
     
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    You would still have to do some trimming with a 8in lift.
     

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