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Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 55Willy, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    What should I do?
    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="104184742255Willy">


    Up up and away
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />4" and 33"s
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />6" and 35"s
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />8" and 36-37"s
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="4" />10" and 38-39.5"s
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="5" />40"s and NO trimming
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>

    I do want lifted rear springs, and I'm not trimming the fenders. The sole purpose of this vehicle is to advertise Howlin' Off Road. It will also serve as my daily driver and trailer puller.

    Any imput will be greatly appreciated.

    -Jeremy
    Soon to be a " /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif"
     
  2. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan 1/2 ton status

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    If you plan on pulling a trailer I would think 35s will be a realistic limit on tire size.
     
  3. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I pull a 2000lb car hauler with now problems. I have my trailer brakes hooked up so that helps too. I've pulled plenty of K5's on that trailer. Last weekend I pulled a float for the Rose Parade. They told me it weighed 40,000lbs. I think we got up to a whopping 10 mph.
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i would go 6" and like 37" SSRs w/ i little trimmin /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Pulling the trailor will put in some limit but I would defiently go up. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. 55Willy

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    My buddy has a 86 with 13" of lift and 40's and pulls a atv/camp trailer ( one of those dunerunner style) trailers to the coast, his only down side is the stock 4.10's.

    I want to go up but not that high. I'm thinking 6" springs with front and rear zero rates with a 1" body for 8" total and run between a 36 and 38" cepek or baja belted.

    My buddy is getting ready to do a 6" on his truck with front and rear zeros, he has 37's for it so I'll see what kinda room he has.
     
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    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    40s and cut it! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have 7" and my next set will be 37s but by then i'll be taller, up to 6" springs. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    go with the 6 inch and 35's, cause that's what i want to do so this way i can see what it looks like. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. 55Willy

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    Thats what Frank( BlazinOr) is doing to his. So I have to be different,LOL

    I want to clear 36's
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I want to clear 36's

    [/ QUOTE ] go 4"!! [​IMG]
     
  12. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    "Clear" 36's /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    You still have tire in the fender.
    But your sub has been plenty of inspiration. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    -Jeremy
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  13. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    A camp trailor is much lighter than a truck on a car trailor. The bigger tire might give you some sway with a heavy load. When I've got my Blazer on the trailor hooked to my truck, the total weight is a little over 14,000 pounds.
     
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    When I tow with my "two story condo" (10" lifted dually crecab on 42" Swampers with 9.5' Lance cabover camper) the total combined weight is about 19,500 pounds, as the truck/camper is 11K and the boat/trailer is 8500 pounds. With dual rear wheels, I never experience any tire sway...top-heaviness sway YES, but no tire sway!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  15. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh you want em under the bumpers? like the body over the tires? i think 36s would look small set up like that.
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well yeah, with a dually. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I love my dually for towing. I couldnt believe the difference it made from the single wheel. I'm surprised that they are not more popular. I'm hooked.
     
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    I agree, the dually for towing thing is highly underrated!! I would tow anything with my dually, not so with any of my Suburbans.
     
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    It seems like you can get away with more stuff too. I know on my '98 Dodge I had I had to more careful with the load distribution when I towed my Blazer on the trailor. On my '92 dually, it seems that I can put it anywhere on the trailor and it doesnt matter as much. Doesnt sway anymore in the wind either.
     

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