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How much lift needed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1HighK5, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. 1HighK5

    1HighK5 1/2 ton status

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    I have now put the 10 inch springs on my K5 but still haven't got the new rubber because my funds are limited. I want to run 40x17 Ground Hawgs on my 15x10 steel rims. I know the Ground Hawgs run on the smaller side I've herd 38.5-39 inches. Righ now I have a 3 inch body lift in the box still. will I need more then 10 inches of lift to run the Ground Hawgs with out cutting fenders? 13 inches seems like a little much to me now. I want to run the Ground Hawgs with some room to spare. Does it sound like I'm on the right track or can I stop at 10 inches? Thanks
     
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    10" and 40 hawgs should be perfect. get rid of the 3" body lift, get the tires and see how it is, if you wheel it, it might rub. if it does just get a 1" body lift. jus my thought. im not a fan of the big body lifts. 1" is most id do.
     
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    put a -6" lift on it, and hack the fenders.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hehe thats the kind of response ur gonna get on this site. not many ppl on here like the big truck. personally i dont mind cutting the fenders as long as it looks clean, but not like 4" and 40s. 6-7" and 40s would be the smallest i would go.

    i duno, to each his own. around where i live, theres nothing but mud, so the more body clearance the better, the way i see it.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hatin' on my ride??? :haha:

    10" and 40's should clear just fine.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    mikey, ur truck is sick, ive told you so may times haha. what i ment was i dont like 4" and 40s on a daily driver. for the trail who cares. i think hes talkin bout a dd.
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Well i am like THE guy on here whos into big lifts. 40" hawgs would be around 38". What year truck? That makes a big difference because of the fender openings.
     
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    K5monster, alright well then I'm the second person who loves big trucks :D but i dont got 14", only ~10"

    no matter wha they tell you, size does matter
     
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    Kinda hard to see but these are the same size tires and rims you are talking about on 8"s of lift, I think you need a bigger tire, these never got past 36.5-37" real hieght.
     
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    Thats sweet! Any more pics? Are those gumbo mudders? How do you like them?
     
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    That is sweet. More pics.
     
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    all the little boys say that. it really doesnt impress the little girls. :haha:
     
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    Thanks everyone for the comments My Blazer is an 85 by the way. Also if I do need some lift but not all 3 inches can I cut the plastic lift blocks down to the hight I want and just get shorter bolts. And as far as rubber goes what is the actual size of 44 inch Ground Hawgs. I want to run them because I've herd they last pretty well on the pavement. This truck will have minor street and weekend drive duty. Thanks
     
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    plastic lift blocks? :eek1: doesnt sound good???
     
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    Naa I mean The body lift the blocks for the body lift are molded Nylon Plastic Sorry I should have stated it better
     
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    Whatever you say.
     
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    Just went out and stuck a tape on my 44 Hawgs and they came in right at 40" I'm running 12" springs with no body lift and MINOR fender trimming that was actually done a long time ago when I was running 38s on 4" springs. I would say that you should have plenty of clearance with the 10" springs and 40s.

    I'm with K5MonsterChev, there are a couple of us around who still like to build 'em big and tall. Go for it!

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    40s? 5" of lift should be fine.

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    I like big trucks too. :p:
     
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    yeah like my truck about 4.5" and 42's right
     

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