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Is anyone running 39.5's with just a 6" lift???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    I was talking with a guy this weekend who has a blazer with 8" and 3" running 39.5's and he said I need at least 8" and cut a buttload of my fenders off(which i really don't mind). I just really didn't want to go this high. Any suggestions?
     
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    The project UAV is running 4" suspension and an ORD 1" bodylift and 39.5s

    I plan on running 6" suspension, 1" body and 39s
     
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    [​IMG]trusty on here is, he has minimal lift from what i recall, have a look at his gallery
     
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    I run 4 inches on 39.5s just a little fender trimmin
     
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    Use some 0 rates to center your axle in the wheel wells and some 5" springs (with some trimming) and your set.....
     
  6. tRustyK5

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    The key is to move the front diff forward betweem 1" and 1.5" to help keep the tires from rubbing the firewall/floor. the rest is just sheetmetal trimming.

    Rene
     
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    What are these? and where can i look at some pics of them? How much do they cost?:confused:
     
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    Mudhog runs 39.5s with 2.5":D
     
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    4" front / shackle flip rear with 39.5 Iroks and some trimming on my 80 K5

    on 15x10 US wheels w/4" BS
     
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    Not to hijack the thread but I think it would be helpful if you'd list your rim size and backspacing also.
     
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    ORD sells the zero rates. I use them and they are great. Do a search and you will find them all over the place or go to their website - www.offroaddesign.com
     
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    I've got about 9" total. 6" springs, ORD shackles that give 1", ORD 1" body lift, and the Dana 60 spring pads are 1" taller than 10Bolt/D44. My fenders are also trimed with the factory lip put back in. 39.5x15x16.5 TSL's on 16.5x9.5 Hutchinson double bead locks with about 3" back space. NO RUBS!!!
     
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    I've got the D60 and plan on getting the ORD 0 rates and the HD shackles...Guess i will stick with the 6" and just trim the fenders accordingly.


    Thanks for all the help guys
     
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    my buds k5. 6" lift and 39.5 boggers. wheels are 15x12 bead locks with 3.5 back spacing. had to hack the fenders so they can fit.
    [​IMG]
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Bowtie, I like the way he cut his fenders - got any more pics? Can you give me his user name so I can search for more? Also, do you know if he was able to keep the front fender liners? That sort of looks like the "Yunit" cut pattern. :thinking:

    THANKS!!
     
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    umm. i was the one that cut his fenders. i kinda freehand the lines then go at it. i think that's about the most you can cut and still retain the inners.



    i cut them this past saturday during a club wrench day.
    here's the pics that we took through out the day.
    http://www.texas4x4.org/gallery/album229
     
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    I've got 4" and 39.5 tsl with 15x10 rims 2.5 backspacing keep the tires farther away from the inners. Listen to Rene and move the front forward an inch or so for more firewall clearance. Eventually I want it to be around 6". Pics are in my link at bottom.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Sorry :blush: The cut job is sweet!! I'd like to cut mine like that, too bad you're not closer to Alabama. :D

    Thanks for the link, I'm headed that way.
     
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    Alright, I have a dumb question. Are the inner fenders joined to the outers at a higher point than the very edge of the wheel well? In one of the pics in that album you're grinding down the inner and I was just wondering if it's attached at another point of if when I do it I'm gonna have to rig up a system to keep them in place.
     
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    Yes. In most places you can probably cut an inch or two of the outer fender before getting into the inner.
     

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