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ive discovered a problem..... or rather an obsession

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mr.LaHoyaSunset, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Mr.LaHoyaSunset

    Mr.LaHoyaSunset Registered Member

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    So here is my problem. I'm driving down the road in my Blazer (1979 k5, 305, 3.5in susp. lift, 32 in bf m/t's) and doth my eyes decieve me, I happen to see a tonka truck bigger than myself.... so I want to go bigger, but not insanely bigger, although....
    anyhoo, finances are not aplenty, and not limited, so I was pondering upgrading to 35's and purchasing a 3 in body lift. I would also love to get dual, but I have been unsuccessful in locating some.....
    here is my question. What do you all reccomend? Does that sound like a good idea, or just plain stupid. My buddy, from whom I purchased said truck, said that with the 3in body lift, it would accomodate the 35's(w/o cutting).
    Does he make sense, or is he just ate up?

    Thanks and any advice would be greatly appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    you should be able to clear 35s with the body and suspension lift if thats what you're talkin about..
     
  3. rampage

    rampage 1/2 ton status

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    You could get away with a 3 inch lift but if you flex at all then you're going to rub the fenders. Personally I wouldn't do a body lift. It might be cheap but you run into little problems like cooling issues, t-case lever hitting floor pan popping it out of 4WD, unsightly body gaps. I would save up and do it right the first time with a suspension lift. If $$ is tight just get the front springs and blocks in the rear (preferably springs in the rear). Spend your money once and spend it wisely. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Why not do an Offroad Design Zero rate front and rear, and chop the fenders and run the 35"s?
     

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