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lift and tires combination

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88bblazen, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. 88bblazen

    88bblazen Registered Member

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    What is the biggest lift and tires combination i can do without modifying the vehicle. I have an 88 fullsize blazer auto 4x4 v8 i have 33's on it now with now lift. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif <font color="blue"> </font>
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure I get the question. A lift is modifying the vehicle. It also depends on what type of wheeling you do. I say to avoid most of the rubbing go for 35's on a 6" lift. Just watch if you flex it. I am a fan of a 4" lift with 40's but that is just me.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I am gathering that you want to know how big of a tire you can run on a stock heigth K5. Right? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif 33x12.50 is about it.
     
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    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    4" and 37"s with minor steering correction brake lines and trimming

    Past that its drivelines, crossover, etc
     
  5. 88bblazen

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    Can i run a 6 inch lift with 35's without driveshaft problems or any driveline probs. Thanx again for the help. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    with 6" lift you will need to get longer driveshaft's
     
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    ...and brakelines...
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    with 6" lift you will need to get longer driveshaft's

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    His is an 88 and is identical to my 85( I have a 241 though) and my stock drivelines worked fine with my 6" kit. The only reason why I finally had shafts built was because the rest of my drivetrain was in good shape and that rear shaft with the 1310's was the weak link. Plus I wanted a cool 4" shaft. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif I'm running the stock shaft up front but it's lengthened and rebuilt.
     

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