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lift, tires and gear questions

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aksidentproan, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a '70 blazer 2 weeks ago with 33x12.50 tires and the guy said it had no lift but wasn't 100% sure. There is plenty of clearance between the fenders and they dont scrub under full articulation. Do i have stock suspension? I want to do a 2 inch rough country lift and run 35x12.50 BFG mud terrain KM's. Could I run 36x12.50 super swamper radials? What gears should i run. Im thinking 4.10's but im not sure. I can email some pictures if that would help determine my suspension. Any info would be helpful. Thanks alot.

    Evan
     
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    Check out this post: <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=firstgen&amp;Number=195449&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1>1st Gen Lift Measurement?</a>
    I started that to see how much lift I have compaired to others. Measure yours and post it for us along with those pics.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/triaged>See it Here </a>
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38
     
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    Hey It worked!! Thanks Greg
    I'm thinking that is a 2-3"lift but may just be all tire, tuff to say!
    Welcome abord!!
    I have 35"Swampers w/4.10 and 465 4spd. I have good hwy and lowend. I might try 4.56 some day down the road to get more grunt at the tires, but so far the 4.10s work fine!!
    Is this your first K5? or 4x4?
    if so there is a ton of info here!!


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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    if it does have lift, its a really old one. the springs are not good to look at and after i took that pic where its flexed out it sits about 1 inch lower on the compressed side then before i did the flex picture so i need new springs anyway

    Thanks guys

    Oh yea.... i have a 3-speed manual in my truck and i want to convert it to a 4-speed. Is the SM465 the same length as the 3-speed tranny?
     
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    your blazer dosnt look lifted to me, about a 3-4" lift will be good for 35s id say

    68 SWB 4x4 1 of 1,449 made 327, 465 4 speed, rockwell tcase, dana44, 14 FF, <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/68K10>http://communities.msn.com/68K10</a>
     
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    Hard to tell if it is lifted or not. I think that you are going to need a bit more than 2" lift to run 35's though. I have heard that 4" or more is best for 35's. My '69 has 6" with 35's and I haven't had any problems yet. My old '72 had 4" with 35's but I never really 4x'd it so I couldn't tell ya bout the clearance.

    Congrats on your purchase!

    '69 K-5/350/TH350/35's & 6" Lift
     
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    Thanks, that what i thought

    Evan
     

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