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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I want my blazer to do well offroad (mainly mud prolly and some rock crawling), but I will also use it to tow occasionally and use it on the street mostly..well anyway...I was seriously considering a 4" lift with 33's, but was curious about 5" with 35's. Which is better for a good all-around truck?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I would go with the 35's, especially if you do "mainly mud" [​IMG] for mud bigger is better...plus I think it just looks better, but thats just my opinion (no offense to anyone running 33's)[​IMG]

    Rene

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  3. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Steve Fox, (Mr. Coloradok5) Is running 5 " and 37's right now, I think he started with 4" and 35's, moved to 36's and is now planning for 38.5's......

    4 and 35's should fit with no problems for an allaround driver, if you start to flex it more you might need to trim the fenders a little, but not too much.

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  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I would do 4" lift in front and 5" rear and run 33s. Oh and save your money and buy rear leaf packs or do a shakle flip. Whatever you do just say NO to lift blocks!!! It's my opinion if you go 35" or higher you had better use D60 up front and 14bolt or D60 rear. So how much do you want to spend is the question....????
    Good Luck

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  5. UseYourBlinker

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    Hey I'm running 33's....

    I would go with 35's too...

    You can see the way my blazer looks with 2.5 inch and 33's on this link...

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  6. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I like the 33s better! less weight, less stress on parts. I have allways had a great time with my 33s and I don't care much about how they 'look'! I want function function function!!!
    If you want to see what I mean show up on Sunday at PraireCity and me and my 33s will amaze you! All I know is my rig generally will go anywere I choose to point it!! I do however choose wisly were I point it.....

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  7. flcpl4fn

    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    Go with the 5" lift and the 35's, if you do go smaller you will wish you had gone bigger. It always happens that way.

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  8. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    depends weather you're a bigger is better type? If you plan for mud or 3/4 axles I'd definetly go 6" w/ 35's. Otherwise a stout look'n truck w/ a 4" lift and 33's is nice... 35's looks good too... I personally want my 6'1 body to have to jump a bit to get in the truck so I gotta go 6" here... [​IMG].

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  9. K5Jimmy

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    With a 10B/12B combo, I'd stay with the 33's.....bigger tires mean bigger mud = broke parts...Moser 1340H alloy axles for the rear add some beef for 35's for cheep (about $250)....the ORD 4340's for the front will set ya back another $700, but will make your 10B strong enough to handle the 35's.....a weak point for a 10B is the tube, so I went with a ConFerr truss (got one for the rear also)....they are light and unobtrusive in the mud, and give me a little more peace of mind....(about $100 per end).....also, the GovLock rear doesn't like big tires....Looks like yer in the market for a 14B rather than spending your money fixing something that will probably break muddin' with big 'ol tires.....as far as an all around truck, daily driver, I'd stay with the 33's.....my Jimmy will go most anyplace I point it and I feel I am more limited by "Huevos" than anything else.......I think I built my Jimmy to do as much as possible, and still be able to "road trip" comfortably, run the moderate stuff, and get me back home Reliably.......just my opinion.....JD

    I'm at 10th and Plum....10 miles from nowhere, and Plum out in the sticks....Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
  10. Emmettology 101

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    I agree with most. Go with the 35's and a soft ride lift... Witht he sze and weight of the K5's you will be better off.... 33's are a tad on the small size for Blazers in the mud..

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  11. LittleJimmy

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    I am going to run 38.5's and right now i got a 2" lift. But I got new shackles for the front that i will install that are about 2" longer. Then i will flip the back for 2" of free lift. Then I will trim the fenders for clearence. So when all is said and done I should have 4" of lift to run 38.5x16x14.5. But my truck will not see the street that much I am planning on getting a trailer soon. Later LittleJimmy......
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

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    Trim a little? Heck I'm on 32's and a 4 inch and I can scrub all 4 tires. Fronts hit the inner fender bewteen the bolts that hold it to the floor and the rears hit the inner tub. Now I do flex out REAL good. 752 on a 25 with dropped front bump stops and stock shock location.


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  13. jerseymudder

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    I've been running 36's w/a four in. lift forever.
    It flex's real well, I don't rub and haven't damaged any axles or anything for that matter.
     
  14. muddin4fun

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    The axles are a good point. I'm thinking I can go with 33's and a 4" and save money and swap the axles out for bigger, then go to bigger tires and lift (body lift perhaps er something). I'm all about reliability and can't afford an unexpected axle breakage because of big tires. I definatly want the truck ready for big tires if it needs mods like k5jimmy said. I'm glad you pointed that out. Hmmm....I'll still have to sleep on it, but I think I'm leaning towards smaller...at least until I can afford to get the truck ready for bigger. She has to be happy with the big tires too! LOL! Gears!! I'd definatly have to mess with the gears with 35's! I'll toss the ideas to my blazer and see which one she'll start to(that's the way she answers "yes" or "no".LOL!).

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  15. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    imho i would go 6in and 35's

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