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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sam 10b, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Sam 10b

    Sam 10b Registered Member

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    My buddy wants to lift his k5 and run some 35s that he has. He asked me how much but now he wants a second opinion, what type and how high, keep in mind that this guy is going to wheel.
     
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    Okiemuddog 1/2 ton status

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    BDS or TC, 4" if he does not mind /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif the fenders, 6" if he is scared of the /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif


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  3. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    A little trim and some hammer swings...
    No lift required /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    I run 35X14's that way , mind you I don't go nuts jumping and such
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    4" TC easy rides. 4" shackle flip rear, oh and a teeny little bit of /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    6" lift would be preferable.
     
  6. Sam 10b

    Sam 10b Registered Member

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    I told him that his center of gravity would be too high to really do anything with his truck. But he doesn’t want to cut his truck like mine so I don’t know what he should do.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    His CG with a 6" and 35's would be fine for almost any situation that occasional wheelers encounter.
     
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    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    i fit 36in iroks with a 4in tc lift. only had o cut the corners off the edge of the fenders for them to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I have 9" of lift and my 35's still smash the front fenders.
     
  10. Sam 10b

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    I just don’t understand why you would put that much lift on your truck with 35s, I have 4inches and 38s (granted the finders are cut) but I don’t rub at all and as low as my truck is I still have trouble keeping it on all fours.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ha, I have about 10" of lift on 35x16 boggers. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I did it because it looks good and I don't have to worry about chopping or hitting my fenders. I don't know what kind of stuff you are wheeling in if you have a hard time keeping 4" and 38's on the ground. I have never had a tipsy momment, besides how tall my K5 is but I do have a VERY wide stance. I run 90% mud and 10% misc. of hillcliming(never had a scary momment climbing) and racing.
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    6" with 35s /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know what kind of stuff you are wheeling in if you have a hard time keeping 4" and 38's on the ground. I have never had a tipsy momment,
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    Judging from the picture I can see why. All I see is flat terrain./forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I don't know what kind of stuff you are wheeling in if you have a hard time keeping 4" and 38's on the ground. I have never had a tipsy momment,
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    Judging from the picture I can see why. All I see is flat terrain./forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    Yep, all there is is flat mud around here. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  15. Sam 10b

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    Wow, it looks good?
     
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    I plan to try 35s with a 4in tuff country HD Suspension lift and 4in shackle flip in the rear. Hope it works, I hope to not have to trim but sometimes u gotta do what u gotta do.
     

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