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How much to trim to fit 36's on 4 inch lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazentank, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. blazentank

    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    does anybody have pictures of how much trimming i have to do to fit 36's any info will be nice thank you

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
  2. jekbrown

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    not sure where he has them hidden, but Steve Fox's trim job would prolly get you enough clearance for your 36s. The main problem is the rearward side of the front fenders. Instead of coming straight down like they do from the factory, they need to be angled back. At any rate, Steve has posted the link to said pics on the forums before...just do a search for "fender" and "pictures" or "pics" and you oughta be all over it...

    hope it helps, I haven't cut my own yet or I'd just send you pics myself! ;)

    J


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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    I have 4" springs in front &amp; 4" blocks in the rear from rough country, my tires are Q78 buckshots which are 35-1/2" and I haven't had them rub yet. I think it depends on what brand of lift you have &amp; I'm sure it will vary from truck to truck and what kind of wheeling you do. I would suggest trying the tires out before trimming &amp; seeing if they do rub on your truck.

    '80 K10 350/350/NP205/14B/10B/4.10/4"Lift/Q78-Buckshots
     
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    When are you doing this? I've got a 4" and am wearing 36's right now [​IMG]. I just have to get the dig camara back from my boss. It could take a week to get that back. But, here's a pic with 33's and the fender trimming I did. I could fit 37's I bet, but the 36's fit nicely. I think I'm prolly going to have to take a little more off the front corner. I didn't trim the rear fenders.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b2df36b3127cce9c3599734e340000004410>front fender</a>

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    nice primer job on the cuts.....

    please tell me you're not gonna repaint that truck any other color than the blue/white two tone job it came with!!!!! with all shiny new chrome pieces, that would look great.

    my father had a 74 that same color. he bought a new one in 76, gave the old one to my grandparents, who used it to tow a travel trailer.... many memories of the texas gulf coast and that truck, it was the first time i ever drove a vehicle ( just steered actually, i was like 4 ) they gave it to my looser uncle in 86 when they bought a spanky new 3/4 ton ( which i inherited, it's in storage and going to be my tow vehicle since my toyota cant tow the K5) and he ran it out of oil, locking the motor up..

    my rambling there was courtesy of a trip down memory lane, thanks to your blazer....

    greg

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    You should make 36's and a four inch lift work...with about how much I cut off...

    Check the link below for pictures



    Eric
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    Also try a search on "Trimming fender's"



    Eric
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  8. Gold Rush

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    There are pictures of mine at ExtremeBlazer
     
  9. muddysub

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    i have a 4" and 36"s, check out my sig link, i rub just a little bit when i'm flexin so i'm doin some add-a-leaves hopefully.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    here's mine. Untested though. I dont think i'll have any problems. 4" Tuff country lift, 36x12.5x16 TSL-R

    http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-593155-Mvc-003f.jpg

    couldn't find any good pics of the fronts. I'll try to snap some tonight.

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    I want to trim the least amount possible i don't know if i going with 35's or 36's yet. I going to trim a little off the fenders below the parking lamps and for the back of the fenders I'm going to trim about 3 inches what i want to see is what do you do with the fender well how do you make look all nice and neat do you have to cut the fender well to.

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    I want to trim the least amount possible i don't know if i going with 35's or 36's yet. I going to trim a little off the fenders below the parking lamps and for the back of the fenders I'm going to trim about 3 inches what i want to see is what do you do with the fender well how do you make look all nice and neat do you have to cut the fender well to.

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    I want to trim the least amount possible i don't know if i going with 35's or 36's yet. I going to trim a little off the fenders below the parking lamps and for the back of the fenders I'm going to trim about 3 inches what i want to see is what do you do with the fender well how do you make look all nice and neat do you have to cut the fender well to.

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    Sorry....it's going to get painted all white. Easy to take care of, easy to fix etc. The primer is there to prevent rust.

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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    oh you want pics how to make it pretty. that isn't my truck. LOL... sorry...

    Sherman, Tx
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    Re: How much to trim to fit 36\'s on 4 inch lift

    The trim job steve did on his blazer a long time ago is exactly how i want mine to look he has some good pics in the technical area just what i was looking for thanks for all the help

    "When you say i drive a fullsize are you calling my wife fat."
    J/K i was bored and made that up i don't even have a wife i'am only 17.
     

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