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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArrowheadK5, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    Since I hope to someday lift my truck 4" or so, would it be prudent to go with 33" tires now to avoid buying them later? Will they fit on my stock K20 until I lift it (godwilling)?

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  2. solowookie

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    your going to have some rubbing... I'd run the 33's, and do a little fender trimming so you don't get rubbing. then when you do a 4" lift you can run 35's with that same fender trimming after you run your 33's out...

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  3. ArrowheadK5

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    Even without any major off-road stuff, it would still rub? Mostly street.

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    I don't think there is a definitive answer to your question. There are two major consideriations, the condition of your present springs and the actual size of the 33's you want to run. My '90 Jimmy wouldn't run 33's at all, yet a friend with an '89 Blazer runs 33's with no lift and no trimming and he runs it pretty hard.

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  5. ArrowheadK5

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    I see what you are saying. Makes sense. Thanks

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    I had 33's on my 1990 3/4 ton Sub with no lift and only the slightest fender trimming (about an inch behind the front wheels. If you're going to lift it later I would definately do it. I would also go with atleast a Mud Terrain if you're going off road at all. Why spend money on tires twice. BTW my Sub is up to 6" now and it still has the 33's. I'm getting the 36's soon.

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    I'm running BFG's 33x10.5x15's and that k5 never see's offroad! I get rubbing with that if I'm making a u-turn, and I hit a small bump. (and thats a narrower tire then most people run with 33's)

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    but Jeff- WHOSE doing the rubbing while your making a U-turn? LOL the way you typed that is some funny!

    I had- what GY calls 305/75/16's-- which are equal to a 33 on my 94 suburban- on rubbing no trimming- BUT NO NONE NOTTA ZIP off-roading- I could bank on a interstate off-ramp no problem though LOL kids loved that!
    with the K5, right now its sitting on 33's with the 4 + 3 lifts, they look TINY! no fender trimming there, but the body lift helps..
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    I don't know but in the last 40 hours I've had 2 hours of sleep - and some people may do well on that but I don't. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. ArrowheadK5

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    The way my truck sitis now, it would probably rub on the left side and clear on the right!

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    The tire game defininately depends on the rig.
    Take mine as an example.
    I have a worn out 3 leaf front spring pac and a 9 leaf rear.
    When I got my 33x12.5's I had no troubles on the pavement.
    The first time out I had to beat in the corners with a 4lb hammer.
    That was on stock 8" rally wheels.
    I now have 10" wheels with 4 1/8" B/S and have not had to do any more trimming.
    *sighs* still running on 33's

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