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Question about lift/tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jpunisher187, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. jpunisher187

    jpunisher187 Registered Member

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    Hey, i'm sure this gets asked alot but I was wondering will 35's fit under a 4 inch lift and will they rub? also what all would I need. I plan on buying the Tuff Country EZ-Ride lift kit for my 85 GMC Jimmy.
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    might rub when flexed, just do a little trimming....
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    What you'll need for your lift:

    Springs for front
    Springs or blocks for rear (unless you go the shackle flip route)
    New U-bolts front and rear
    Longer shocks
    Raised steering arm
    Metal bracket to raise rear brakeline
    Longer front brakelines (adivsed...although I don't have them)
    Bigger tires /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Do some /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif and make 42's fit /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    The general consensus is that 35" tires will fit with 4 inches of lift, but only on the street. The tires will rub when flexing. Only minimal trimming is required to clear the sheet metal though. Rather than go with a 6 ich lift, which would more likely require more drive train mods (longer drive shafts, more steering correction, etc) the 4 inch lift and minimal trimming is a good way to go. There are several around this website that have gone this route and the trucks look very nice! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Or do like I want to and just go 35's on no lift and trim/bash everything out of the way. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  7. jpunisher187

    jpunisher187 Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks for the replies guys hopefully i'll get my truck back this weekend. I threw a rod and broke some other stuff on the way to the beach a couple weeks ago. I guess once I get the tires and lift i'll do some /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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