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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lew, Jun 4, 2000.

  1. lew

    lew Registered Member

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    Here it is.
    no lift, 33 12.50 15 BFG AT's
    Rock crawler rims
    Stock 350 except for a Summit 224 cam for reliability
    Cobra Cb
    Bearcat scanner
    Pro Comp 9000's
    Soon to come:
    Tube bumpers front, rear with black KC's
    Black roof rack
    Black paint
    Lock right in the rear.
     
  2. lew

    lew Registered Member

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    here I am off road almost stuck on a Nevada dune! and then almost rolled, end over end. close but no cigar. Sorry about the sun just a moment of terror pic!!
     
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    lew Registered Member

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    last one in the lawn after a post wheelin clean up.
     
  4. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Nice Blazer!

    Do the 33s rub with no lift?

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    What the heck!...Drive it like gas is $0.50/gal!!!
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  5. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I don't get this. Every time i see a pic of a blazer, the tires look so small. Today, i saw a Jimmy with 31's and they looked bigger then your 33's. The tire size in real life looks a lot bigger then on the net or mag. I don t know why.
     
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    lew Registered Member

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    At first the tires did touch. I was first going to trim a little of the fender rear corners, however I took out a Hammer and knocked the rear lips flush with the inner wheel well. I then crimped the front lip back on itself in the front corners. However I did have to get rid of the Chrome trim ring on the fender well. It added just a little to much during some heavy articulation. No big deal I never really cared for them anyway. The rims are also 15x10 which lowers the aspect hieght of the whole tire, i am not sure of the total reduction of hieght that a 10" wide rim versus a 8" rim is but by eye balling it it definatly looks like about 1-2 inches lower than when I had the tires on my stock 8" rims.
    One final note. I really like the feeling of stability that I have gained with this setup. I had a 84 Silverado pick up that had a 4" lift and 33's. On the same trails with the blazer the "Pucker" factor is a lot lower. I have less fear on a side angle ascent or descent. It is a lot of fun to also be able to get a full size blazer in a 50 MPH sideway drift on the sand dunes and not have to worry about a roll over. As far as approach angles go, I have not really had too many problems, but i think that has to do with your terrain. The axels are the same hieght from low point to ground as a 4 or 6" lift so you dont gain anything there.
    I feel that the gained stability, fat tire looks, axel clearance, drivetrain integrity, make this a good way to go. Plus you can take the $350 you save from not buying a lift kit and get a locker and go places your Tall locker less friends could not even think of going.

    Have fun

    Sorry about going off "on a rant!" as dennis miller would say.
     
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    johnny reb 1/2 ton status

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    Nice truck. What year is it? Are those the black Rock Crawler wheels?
     
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    It's a 1986. the rims are the American Racing crawler types.
     
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    chaka73 1/2 ton status

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    Nice truck Lew

    LOVE MY GREEN GIANT!!!
     
  10. rick87K5

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    Lew,
    Nice truck. What gear ratio do you have in the axles? I'm considering a set of 33X12.50s for my truck, but I'm not sure if the 700R4 overdrive tranny and 3.42 gears are going to get along with them. The 350 TBI in my truck is stock. Any replies would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    I just closed a deal on a set of 3.73s in order to prepair for a set of 33s. I'm currently running 3.07s with 31" tires, but I have a TH350. Go to http://www.4lo.com and see their RPM table to find out in what range would you like to be.

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    nice rig.

    Knife.
     
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    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    Rick, I run 33s on my Suburban with 3.42 gears. It is not too bad, you just don't use overdrive. I sometimes use 4th gear on the freeway (70+ mph) if it's not too hilly, but that's it. 4.10s would get you back into OD, but I don't really miss it. I get better mileage in 3rd the way it is now.

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
    1987 Suburban 4X4 350
    1988 Chevy Pickup 4X4 350
     
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    Thanks for the info. Odds are I'm going to re-gear the truck because I don't trust the factory Gov-loc in the rear with 200K miles, even though they are highway miles. I just haven't decided which locker I'm going to install in place of it and/or how much $$ I'm willing to part with for it.

    Rick
     
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    Yeah, my Burb has the Gov-lock back there, but fortunantly, it doesn't work. Just acts like an open diff. The rear end is worn out though, and I am just waiting for the explosion. Keeping my eye out for a set of 4.10 axles.

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
    1987 Suburban 4X4 350
    1988 Chevy Pickup 4X4 350
     

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