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frame height on stock k5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    Can anyone give me the measurement on a stock K5 (with what size tires you are running also) from the ground to the bottom of the frame rail both in front and rear? I am curious just how much leeway the state of Maine gives you with the lifting as it is based on frame rail height. Thanks!! I spose even a nonstock measurement would work with a list of lift mods & tires. I could backtrack to the stock measurement.
     
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    I own an 88 with a 6 and 35's and have 22 inch of clearence at the frame. NOt sure what size the stock tires were .... think they were 29's. 18 inches at the t-case skidplate. Should be around 10 or 11 inches stock. maybe 9 they were pretty low.
     
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    Yes the stock tires were 29". And I believe the frame in front and rear has a different measurement due to the way the frame rail runs IIRC.
     
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    Stock Height

    :grin: I have a Stock 78' GMC Jimmy that I'll measure the height on in the morning and post it up!:D Yeah Buddy!!
     
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    I'v got a stock 91 jimmy and will measure it in the daylight tommorow:thumb:
     
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    How about some measurements off a first gen?!?!:confused:
     
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    Thanks guys! I really apreciate it.
     
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    i have a 6" lift 35's zero rates and from the ground to the lowest part of my frame is 23 1/2" ,1/2" over the leagal limit in cali:frown1:
     
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    so cali does it from the lowest part of the frame? if so cant you just put a crossmember or something there... :whistle: :grin:
     
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    YA i checked into that, if it was id be gravy, id measure from the bottom of that gastly hanging xfer-case x-member, but it stated in the code"from the lowest point of the continious frame rails" or something like that
     
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    how long does continuous have to be? :grin:
     
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    I have a stock 90' w/ stock 235/75/15's...

    I got 19" in front (bottom of frame rail where front spring/front hanger connects.)

    15" in the middle (seams to be the lowest spot...just below the body mount around the "B" pillar area.)

    And 22.5" at the rear (about 10" in from the very end where the rear bumper supports connect)...
     
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    cool thanks! Much apreciated. :waytogo: seems like a bit of a chore to get a "legal" rig no matter how you look at it. even w/ only a 4" lift and adding a 35" tire I think that would put a k5 .5" over in the rear for Maine's specs... also rear blocks and shackle lifts are "ilegal" here.... guess I may as well rule out the possibility of my next K5 being road "legal" :dunno:
     
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    It says shackle lifts are illegal? Does that mention flipping the stock shackle, or just longer shackles?

    If so you might have to go all spring. Good luck man! :)
     
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    heres the link for state laws compiled into a nice table.

    http://www.truckworld.com/How-To-Tech/97-lift-laws/lift-laws.html

    at the top of the chart it says shackle lift. :dunno: dont really care though. Im not in highschool and doing burnouts in town everyday anymore so they prolly wont look at me too much.... :whistle: I would hope anyway. I mean come on give us all a break. rellay.
     
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    NO DUDE!!! Its 27" up to 4500 GVWR and 30" from 4501 to7k lbs. Mines like 35" or somehting haha.
     
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    1978 GMC jimmy with 31/10.50/15's and I have 18 1/2 in front,15 1/2 in center, And 23 1/2 out back. Yeah buddy!!
     
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    Gvwr?

    I'm dealing with this same issue in Virginia. Does anyone know the GVWR for an 84 K5 Blazer? I can't find any decals that are supposed to be there.
     
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    mine is probably 23 and 1/2 at the frame in ded middle too i measured it when it was in my backyard on uneven dirt. has a 6 inch and 35 inch m/t big foots.


    I have mobbed around town a half inch over calis limit and never had cop look twice at the height of my frame. The transfer case skidplate has a bout 20 inches tho what the hell does gvwr mean?

    where are you guys taking these measurements... never heard of a stock k5 with 19 inches of gc. or is that too the spring shackle or somethin?
     

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