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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmcjimmy90, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. gmcjimmy90

    gmcjimmy90 Registered Member

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    i have a 1990gmc jimmy i currently am running bfg all-terrrain tko's size 33x10.50x15 due to the stock rims i am ordering a set of nodulars for it 8" wide and plan on running 35's dont want to cut just clear i dont do any real hardcore 4 wheelin but i do play some , also would it be ok to block for now money will be an issue considering buying a set of wheels and tires thanks.
     
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    4 inches will be fine..thats what i have 4inch lift and 35s
     
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    do you have any pics
     
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    Anywhere from 4" to 10" will work just fine for 35's. Most folks like it on the lower side and a few like me like them a little taller. Just start looking at pics and decide what you like the best.
     
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    I had 9" of lift with 35's and still mashed my fenders. :mad:
     
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    ??? how???
     
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    i had 2" and 35s but hit a little on left turns only. 4" should be fine

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/383912091/383915842XtGDdT

    thats my current set up now, 8" BDS (its 8" bigger than my 2", so myabe bds springs run 2" bigger? haha) 35 bfg ats actually measure about 34"

    sheoldeblaze, the paint job looks nice in the light!

    hope that helps
     
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    5" and 35's. I can hit the fenders at full compression in a turn, but not bad.

    [​IMG]
     
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    MuddyBuddy You Can't receive PM's and I'm looking for info. Shoot me an e-mail if you can or setup your profile to accept PM's please :wink1:

    CLICKY FOR E-MAIL

    Sorry for the hijack, now back to your regularly scheduled thread :D
     
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    Wheels turned to the side and flexing.





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    thanks for all the info i think i will go with 4''. as far as lift goes should i buy blocks or wait till i have the money and buy 4'' lift springs
     
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    :eek1: I hope you meant this statement for the rear....Lift blocks for the front are a big no-no. Big safety issue. Blocks in the rear are fine, but don't put blocks up front. All lift kits for these trucks come with the front springs and an option of springs or blocks for the rear.

    I've got a 4" lift on mine and just put new 35's on today (woohoo :D ) and they fit quite well. Havent flexed it yet but I know I might need a little trimming to keep the front fenders safe. No pics yet, need to find the camera.
     
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    I recomend 6" springs front, and ORD 4" Shackle flip + 3" or 4" springs rear. Or 4" Springs front, and ORD 4" shackle flip + 2" springs rear.
     
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    yes for the back, but a shackle flip in the back?? already planning on lift springs in front.but all of the lift springs i have been looking at didnt say it came with blocks for rear
     
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    I don't like blocks. Yes blocks are cheaper, but you can run into axle warp with block. I do like the Shackle Flip. Much better then blocks !!!!
     
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    best way for rear would be a 4" shackle flip... and a zero rate... it wouldnt effect the stock ride at all... and then of course springs in the front... probably 6". just my .02
     

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