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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazentank, Jun 22, 2001.

  1. blazentank

    blazentank 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 86 k5 with a 4 inch lift with 35 inch super swamper boggers on it i have cut the fenders a little but that is not the problem when i try to make a right turn not even a sharp one my tires hit the drag link and the whole car shakes because of the knobs catching it it is tearing up my tires what do i do
     
  2. DaveDave

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    what backspace do you run? you could use wheel spacer.
     
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    Adjust your steering stops or switch to rims with less back spacing...

    Rene

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    The rims 15/8 and the tires are 16/35/15 probably because of tire width what is the best and cheapest thing to do
     
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    The rims 15/8 and the tires are 16/35/15 probably because of tire width what is the best and cheapest thing to do
     
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    The best thing to do would be to get wider rims, I would recommend 15x10. Even if the new rims have the same backspacing (you should have somewhere between 3.5"-4.25") you should get additional clearance, the reason is that the center of the tire/wheel will move outwards (1" if going from 8 to 10" wide rims) from the truck plus the added rim width will prevent the sidewalls from bulging out so much. The combination of these two factors should probably give at least a couple of more inches of clearance.
     
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    That isn't enough rim for the tire, an 8" wide rim is marginal for a 12.5" wide tire never mind a 16" wide tire.

    A 15x10 or 12 would be better. Less backspacing would also get the tire farther outwards and increase the distance from your draglink.

    I have two sets of tires, the first set are 35x12.5's on stock steel rims and the tire will rub the draglink at a full turn. My other set are 36x12.5's on some 15x10's and they don't rub at all because they have less backspacing.

    Not a cheap fix...

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