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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hd44blazer, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. hd44blazer

    hd44blazer 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    anybody have pics of a stock suspension '79-ish p/u with 37's stuffed under it? cause i have both layin around and just wanted to see what it'd look like before I attempt it.
     
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    these are 38s but you get the idea. The suspension was not touched

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    38's on stock suspension did you have to do any cutting???
    and if so what did you cut i want to put 35 on my 88 stock suspension cause i need tires and dont have money for a lift yet so i am thinking of cutting but i do som mostly light towing and dont want them to rub if the butt is down. thanks
     
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    I had 36" tsl's with no suspenion mods and i had to cut the hell out of the front and rear portions of all the wheel wells, like 5 inches in some spots. Looked like a real wheeler after that but is still rubbed in the rear on the inside of the bed at full stuff (which is like 3 inches on stocky suspension) heres an old pic
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    here are the cuts we made on a 84 blazer to fit 36s (most normal 37s will be the same heigth as these 36s) These tires measured 36.25" on the truck. Best advice cut a little find somewhere to flex it out and then go back and cut some more if need be. On the picture of the rear it turns out we didn't need that cut it would have cleared just fine with no cuts. The front did not rub but came very close

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    here's what i ended up with....I only cut the front because I'm not planning on wheeling it, I just had the tires laying around until I finish the suspension on my '93 K_Blazer and was getting tired of driving around on 30" streeters,...nothing rubs under normal driving conditions. The setup is as follows half worn 37x12.50 Swamper SSR's wrapped around 16x10 steel crawlers with 4"_b/s.

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    nobody beats you meat:p:

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