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how much lift for 36 or 38" tires?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bill4rest, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

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    how much lift for 36 or 38\" tires?

    I really thinking of goes bigger..... I would like to get 38's under there but might settle for 36 if it is easier. I have a 4" kit in now so would 8" front springs and a ORD 4" shakle flip be good enough?????


    Oh and I don't want to cut any metal [​IMG]
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    Re: how much lift for 36 or 38\" tires?

    What kind of wheeling do you do?
    If you get twisty you may want to do some fender triming.
    I was able to get 33" tires to rub when I had 4" lift &amp; 3"bodylift.
    Now I run 35s but my fenders and rockers are toast so no rubbing.

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  3. Greg72

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    Re: how much lift for 36 or 38

    Hey Bill,

    I've got a '72 also, and I'm trying for 38's. I've got a 4" lift and 2" body w/35's currently and there seems like PLENTY of room to go bigger.

    38's will be a challenge, but I think if you are willing to either "cut" or go with 8" of lift, you should get there.

    BTW -&gt; tmanofcali has a first gen with 38's. He used 8" lift springs in front and 10" in rear. You can check out his profile and link over to his pics....



    -Greg72

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  4. tmanofcali

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    Re: how much lift for 36 or 38\" tires?

    as greg said i have 8" springs up front and 10" in the rear. i dont wheel mine yet and havent tried flexing it, but i think you would have to do some cutting. you can see my truck at http://community.webshots.com/user/tmanofcali1 . by the way do you have any pics of yours? i think most of us guys like checking out other trucks. i know that i do. later.....tmanofcali

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    Now that we've broken up, I think it's time you kept your promise."
     
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    Re: how much lift for 36 or 38\" tires?

    I have 4" of lift and run 36" TSL's. I trimmed the "fang" off of the front (like everybody else) and trimmed the front of the rear wheel wells to the support rod. I only rub on the back of the front a bit when flexing and turning (when I can turn because of my sucky steering) and is is a flat spot where they rub so it doesn't chunk the tires.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  6. Bill4rest

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    Re: how much lift for 36 or 38\" tires?

    Well maybe just snow and mild wheeling, not wheeling it in anything I would go in my Samurai. Thanks guy's. I might be in for a little trimming;-)
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