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I need more room for my 37's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I need more room for my 37\'s

    Doing a little testing out behind the ORD megaplex, and quickly coming to the conclusion that my current lift is not allowing the room I need for the 37's. On the passenger side under compression it stopping against the floor boards bad and was even rubbing on the drivers side rear (lip). It flexed OK, considering that it is pretty much a basic spring lift with no trick parts at all. I think I might go with a ORD 1" body lift and move the front axle forward 1" and flatten out the support ribs on the floor boards. I may go with 63" springs in the rear and new in the front as well some time, I still like the low center of gravity I have with the tall tires, nice and stable on the off-camber spots.

    Here are a few pics with it twisted up a little.

    http://coloradok5.com/temp/crossflex2.jpg
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/temp/crossflex3.jpg>http://coloradok5.com/temp/crossflex3.jpg</a>

    By the way, my rear axle is back 1-3/4" using an ORD relocation add-a-leaf, looks about right, at first I thought it was a little far back, but I'm thinking it's all good. &lt;img src="http://coloradok5.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif"&gt;

    Steve

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    Mall-Running poseur 4x4 with curb-feelers
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    Steve,
    Are you telling me that these projects NEVER end?

    (good!!!!!, I'm in!)

    Dave

    If You Drink Don't Park, Accidents Cause People.

    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
  3. mudhog

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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    <font color=purple>Now I see where our membership money is going .........LOL !

    L8r,
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  5. JoeAngelicchio

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    What the he&amp;&amp; are you going to do when you go to 38" SX's????? [​IMG]

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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  6. four_by_ken

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    Wow, your tires fit inside your wheelwells.

    Ken H.
     
  7. Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    Looks great dude!You need 39.5!LOL
     
  8. 82GMC

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

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    You can store them at my house Steve[​IMG].

    [​IMG]Inline 6's are cool[​IMG]
     
  9. CCRider

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    Hey!! I have a 51/2"national spring lift with the front center bolts moved forward 1". I cut the fenders back flush with the inners and bumped on them a little (maybe another 1/4"?) welded them in real nice and I still make contact with the front edges with the wheel turned!!! but as I look at it , Iam confident that a 1" body lift will alleviate any clearance probs. Yours seem to be cut out farther than I was willing to go to fit my 37"ssr's but i think the 1" centerbolt move was a good choice !!!Later CC

    1991 Fullsize 5 1/2"lift, 37"ssr's,10Bolt8 lug , 14Bolt ff, 4:56 Detroit rear, 12"fr. 14"r Bilstein remote res.350 P.F.I , 700r4 , 241c W/ sye
     
  10. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: I need more room for my 37\'s

    How the hell did your tires ever end up moving that far forward? Maybe you just need shorter shackles before that axle comes completely out from under your truck!!!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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