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Lift VS. Tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 87 K5 and am wanting to put on an echobit flip in the rear, with 4" BDS front springs. I have a SAWZALL, and will tim the fenders. How much would I have to trim to run 37's? I might also add zero rates to the front. Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    If you are willing to trim, Then I say put in the lift, buy the tires, and adjust as necessary....Every truck is different....
     
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    To fit 38's, I had to trim a lot (all the way past the mounting bolt at the bottom of the fenders to the cab), and I run a 3" body lift to boot. With a 1.5" front axle relocation forward, you may be able to skip the 3" body lift and still clear the cab with the front wheels stuffed.
     
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    I doubt it would make much difference, but i was maybe thinking of running 36's. Does anybody know if the tsl radials wear very good on the street? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    i run a set of 36x12.50x15 tsl radials on a 88 k5. it is my dd. the tires have been on the rig for 2 1/2 years. they have 40,000 miles on them. they are still at 30% tread. the key to tire life is rotation & inflation. i rotate every oil change.
     
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    WOW! Thats more miles than I thought you could get out of them. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Harrison
     
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    I am runing 39.5 boggers with 5" of lift, with lots of fender trimming [​IMG]

    This was my truck running 36 sx's with 4" of lift with no fender trimming
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    My front 36" tires hit the fenders often. I can't get the 39's to rub
     
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    Great pics. Nice truck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure they would fit.
    -Harrison
     

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