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How much lift do I need?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Kajun_K5, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Kajun_K5

    Kajun_K5 Registered Member

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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Sure! You may want to do a little fender triming to make sure you won't rub. But that should fit for normal driving type stuff. If you plan on any type of trail rideing I would trim a bit...

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  3. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Also depends on the width of the tire...the offset of your rims....and if your rig has a body lift....

    C'moe

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  4. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard a 6" lift and a 1" body lift should clear it, unless you do rocks and get real flexy.
    -- Mike

    <font color=blue> At some point I'll be done building my truck and can actually go wheeling. Until then, I guess sex and alcohol will have to do. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    I run a 6" and a 3" body lift. My 16x38 Swampers on 12 wide wheels seem to clear fine.

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Kyle89K5

    Kyle89K5 1/2 ton status

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    4"

    I've got 4" and I"m running 36" swamps and have NO rubbing. I've trimmed a little, but I think it looks better. I can run 37's with no trouble now.

    Kyle
    89K5
     
  7. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    It better be, because that's what I'm planning. But then again, I just bought a Sawzall and I'm not afraid to use it! heheh


    I don't think so, therefore I'm probably not.
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  8. 77Blazer

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    I run 38.5 by 14.5 with a 4" lift with NO rubbing with some fender trimming.

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  9. TXsizeK5

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    What the hell, i have a 6in lift and 35x 12.50 i dont know what happened i thought i rubbedmy tires the other day i went down this real shallow ditch type thing and i heard grrr. i dont know wtf it was just assumed it was tire rub... but there still is alot of travel between the fender and the tire andi felxed alot w/out rubiing... duno what that sound was... anyway, yeah you can have trimmed fenders w/ a 4" lift and go 39"s easy.

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    Kn filter

    What I need: 4.11 gears, Lim Slip Dif, Force2 Catback, rear springs , Throtle body spacer.
     

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