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Lift and Tire Combo. . .

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dip Stick, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Ok, need yalls view on things. I either want to go with a 2 1/2 lift and 36s or a 4 lift with 38s. Whats the advantages and disadvantages of the two setups?

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  2. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Anybody?

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  3. CAROLINAK5

    CAROLINAK5 1/2 ton status

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    4" with 38's...but if you run a sway bar disconnect you may have to do some fender trimming to take the full travel. i read on this site that someone had 4' lift and 35's and did some rubbing while articulating. i've got a 4" susp. / 3"body lift with 35's...and it looks good. i know they say a body lift isn't wise for trail riding(high center of gravity), but for non-super-duper-b@lls-to-the-walls-kill-em-all-hey yall watch this! kinda 4 wheelin' it's just alright.
    did i say to much? must be the second glass of coke speaking!

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  4. 1975k5

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    My 75 has a 4" lift and 35"s. Minor trimming on the front finders and rubbing is a distant memory.

    Tom
     
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    yeah 4" lift and 38's tho thats gunna take some hacking

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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  6. Dip Stick

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    Well here's the up-to-date scoop. Either i can wait and spend my own money on a 4 inch lift later or my dad will buy me a 2 inch right now. I think If i get the 2 i can tweak it to about 3 in the front and make it level with the rear. Think 35's will fit fine with 2 inch lift and some hacking at the old rusted fenders?

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    35's will fit from what I understand with trimming. You can put in the ORD 1" add a leaf and get another inch. They are cheap. Something like $30 per pair. That is the what I am going to do to level out the rear of my K5.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     

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