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Lift needed for 33" tires on my 73 K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Joe Kitzmiller, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Joe Kitzmiller

    Joe Kitzmiller Registered Member

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    Will I need a lift for my 73 K5 if it has 33" tires? If so what kind of lift is best to keep from getting body roll; suspension or body? Just enough increase in height to keep the tires from rubbing the inner fender is desirable. thanks
     
  2. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    i say, go with a 4" lift if you want a little height on it and to clear the 33s good.
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Many, many aspects of this have been covered before. Try searching for "tire fit lift" and see what you find.

    In short, it depends on the truck. I put 33"s on my '74 (it was all I had, being broke) with no lift, and driving in town I had no issues.

    I now have 35"s on that '74 with a 4" lift and enough fender cutting to fit Rhode Island in my wheel wells.

    The body-vs-suspension lift thing has also been beaten to death; searching will find all manner of commentary.

    For 'real' wheelers, oftentimes a 4" shackle flip in back and 4" lift springs in front, while not cheap, are your best bet.

    -- A
     
  4. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a 73 that I cut the fenders on and put 35s on. Also had a 84 that I put 36s bias ply swampers (35.5" tall) neither with any problem my bro in law has a 77 with 33s no trimming no rubbing when wheeling It depends on you actaul height of the tires also all of these were on stock rims
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    I plan on a 3 inch suspension lift to clear 33's. it will be enough, plust there will be no steering mods, and driveshaft angles should be happy. I want to get the tough country front and rear springs. just letting you know how I plan on clearing them. :p:
     

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