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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Aquaman, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. Aquaman

    Aquaman 1/2 ton status

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    hey it's the ever-changing minds of the newbie known as Aquaman here. I am nto going to mod my 95 now, and I don't have the 78 anymore. I sold my half to the guy who was my partner in ownership. I am planning to buy a K30, M1008, or I might get a K20. I am planning to put a flat bed on it, gears, lockers, motor mods, cut out front fender flares, 44" TSL front, 44" Boggers rear. I also want to make a full cage w/ spare tire mount, and winch mounts.

    My question is this... how much lift will I need to fit these big meats? I want to get the least amount of lift as possible, yet not cut out any more fender then the flares require. I also don't want to hurt the tires on the flatbed (if I go that route).

    So how much lift? I know this is a stupid newbie Q, but I am just wondering.
     
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    12" susp + 3" body should cover it with minor trimming.
     
  3. Aquaman

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    Thanks.

    I was hopin I could get away w/ 10" or 12"? Would it be possible to fit the 44's w/ 12" and no body?
     
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    Just don't flex at all! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  5. Aquaman

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    I think I am getting a bit ahead of myself. I don't even have the truck yet lol. I think that 39.5s might be a better decision for somebody just starting out. Plus there isn't much money in the 44" tire class at the mud-runs.
     
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    44's and 12" suspension will work fine with cut out flares.
     
  7. Aquaman

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    Cool.

    I am thinking that I can go with 10" Superlift and 39.5's. Then, if I decide to go bigger, I can put in some add-a-leafs or a body lift, and slap the 44's in there.
     
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    where was the post earlier about fitting 44's with 5 inches of lift??
     

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