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how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by crossy, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. crossy

    crossy 1/2 ton status

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    how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    86 K5, just like the subject says, I'm not afraid to nip the bottom corners a bit. but give me the alternative of using cut out flares also. thanx , DAVE
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    8"= tight
    6"+3"body= Good
    10"=you're good forsure
    6"=you're cutting your fenders

    Most popular I've seen is teh 6"+3"body(economicaly)
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    ive got 4" suspension. im gettin new tires within the next two weeks and plan on eith 38" or 35" super swampers. i think ill prolly go 35" so i can leave the fenders in

    NITRO
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    mudhog has 38x12.50 on a 2.5". /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif i would do it on a 6" with a 2" body, that'll probably be my ext setup.
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    Does anyone have any pics of 38X12.50 on a 9.75 rim? Swampers on their rig? I almost got a set but I thought that they would be a little skinny for the height. I am running a 9.75" rim, and am curious if anyone has any pics of this. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    38x12.5x16 TSL on a 16x10 rim:

    [​IMG]

    Btw, that's 4" of lift and some cutting/removal. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    actually mine are 38x13x16in tsl swampers on 6.75in rims with 2.5in lift and lots of triming /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    6.75s???? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    Here is a pic of my 76 on 40's with 5" front 6" rear. and broken/sagging body mounts. 76 on 40's
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    in my expereince, fenders are highly overrated /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    Here is mine with 6" lift 2" body & fenders trimmed out w/ 38.5x14.50x15 TSL?SX's
    [​IMG]
    If you don't want to trim your fenders, then your gonna have to go higher with Spring lift.
    Bill
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    ive got 6+3 and 38/15.5/15 radials. Its lifted pretty damn high Id say a 7-8 would do the trick. Oh well, just have to get bigger meats next time around.
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    yup 6.75 stock steel rims /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    I also use skinny wheels, why do we need the bead locks if we can squeeze the tire in a tight wheel that doesn't want the tire to pop. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Plus they're cheap. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: how much lift is needed? to fit 38x12.50\'s

    The thing to remember when asking this question is, how are you gonna use this truck? I have 35's & 4"lift they don't rub on the highway, but if I was to disconnect the sway bar & try to flex it, goodbye fenders. My opinion is, if you're gonna wheel it: 6" lift= 33" tires. If you go 35's you will probably have some rubbing going on. On the street with 6" lift you could probably go up to 38 or so.

    Disclaimer: I have no actual experience with wheeling. My opinion is based solely on being a web wheeler /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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