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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Wally81k5, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. Wally81k5

    Wally81k5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey everyone. Just picked up my first K5 and it is completely stock, I want to run 38 ish tires. Can you all tell me how much lift i may need. I have a sawzall, so trimming is a good thing for me. Any ideas how i should lift it? I don't really want to flex that much, just be pretty good in the mud. I have the 12 bolt 10 bolt on mine, should i change to 14FF and a 44 for 38's? Any help would be great! Thanks
     
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    You can run 38's with 4" lift if you really like the sawzall! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    BTW I wouldn't bother swapping a 10 for a 44 unless you want 8 lugs.... they are about the same strength wise IMO. But a 14ff is definately a bullet proof axle and something that'll hold up to a beating! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  3. Wally81k5

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    Won't I destroy the 10 bolt with 38's? There will be no locker in the front for sure. How much cutting if i go 4" susp and 2" body?
     
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    just do 6 inch susp and trimming

    open 10 may hold up to 38's probably not too well though
     
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    What Steph was saying was that if you want something stronger than the 10 don't bother going with the 44 since their basically the same, go with the 60......
     
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    Check this out and I didn't need 6"+2"body next month the 2" body is coming back out! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif 38.5 TSL/SX's /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    Bill C /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Yeah that is what I was saying.... /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I run 38's with 4" of lift and got up close and personal with the sawzall. Mine flexes alot and everything fits just fine, matter of fact I think 39.5's are calling my name
     
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