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I need tire advice

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by blazer88k5, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. blazer88k5

    blazer88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my 4" lift WOO HOO!!! going to put it on tues. Now here's my question.......35" mud terrians or 33" mud terrians? And why??? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    Thanks, Randy
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    What is your drivetrain? Ratios?
    I first ran 33s before fender triming and R&P swap.
    My rear tires would hit the front of the rear fender well so that was my first spot to trim when going to 35s. If you go with 33s I have an extra DunlopMudrover you can have fer a spare, no rim just a tire...
     
  3. Gold Rush

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    Like Burt said it would help if we knew what Ring and Pinion you had and do you want to trim your fenders?? 33's would be O.K. with 3.07 /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif gears but 35's need /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif 4.10 gears.




    David
     
  4. imiceman44

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    Oh so the 3.73's won't work with a 35"?

    J/K I know /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Yeah tell us what you got we'll tell you what to get.
     
  5. blazer88k5

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    Well I don't want to trim the fenders let /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif , and I don't know what gears I am running, it's was pretty much a stock 88 k5 when I bought it, how do I go about finding out? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Thanks, Randy
     
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    33" is all you will be able to run with out trimming the fenders, when i had the 4" on mine I could only clear 33 and when i went to 35 i had to trim a good amount. I have some 33" on 6 lug if you want to try them on it to seee the clearance to determine what you want to try to fit.
     
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    ill trim the fenders for ya...i have done mine and 79 jimmys..then you can fit 37"s on it
     
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    I have 35" with 2.5" lift and a lot of trimming, I am not sure if my lift flexes as much as some of your lifts though.
    33" were fine before the trimming.
     
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    33" is all you will be able to run with out trimming the fenders, when i had the 4" on mine I could only clear 33 and when i went to 35 i had to trim a good amount.

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    HA HA HA.. j/k /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I have 4" lift with 35's and there is no rubbing here But I ditched the sway bar and need to see how much more I will flex and what needs to be removed...I will trim them anyway but waiting to find a good hood first so I can start the sanding and primering...mike /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have 4" lift with 35's no problem. I have the Goodyear Wrangler MTR's though I hear the actual diameter of them is only 34 or 34.5 inches. I don't rub at all on the street. I rubbed once at Bassi Falls coming down a very steep rock... but wasn't bad enough to cause any damage. I have stock gears for now, 3.42s?. I will be going to 4.10s. Also, what gears you need for 35's also depends on what tranny you have. 4.10 for th350, if you have a 700R4 you'd need 4.56s to be good. My truck is probably a little less torquey than it should on take off, but i haven't had any real problems with the higher gears.
     

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