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Rubbing with 35 and 4"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wakedog, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    How much rubbing is there with 4" lift and 35? I want to go 6" and 35 but i needs to fit in my garage.
     
  2. Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    all depends on how much you like your fenders!

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 2.5" lift, 35" BFGs
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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    It all depends on the brand of lift and what kind of wheeling you do. But in general with a little bit of fender trimming you will be in the clear.

    [​IMG]I spend more time under my truck then I do in it.[​IMG]
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    You can wheel pretty hard with the 4-inch lift and 35's, but you'll have to do some fender trimming. The inside corner at the front of the fender opening has to go first. Mine's whacked on about a 45 degree angle, 4-5 inches from where the old corner ended.

    You may also have to take some of the lower rear edge off. If you do it carefully it's barely noticeable. Take a look through the tech section on the main page here. There are some good pics in there of how to trim the fenders and have them still look decent. Most people won't even notice the difference.

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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    My 85 K30 rides on 4" Skyjacker front and rear springs. It also has 35" Trail Cutters. When I turn in a ditch, the tire rubs on the driver side rear part of the fender. But the passenger side does NOT rub at all!! Dont know what to say about this. Other than that, the tires clear very good considering a D60 front "adds" 1 more inch to the lift since of the spring perch heighth.
     
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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    Lemme tell you something, i got the cheap 4" lift from 4wheel parts warehouse, and have 4" shackle flip from ORD and running 35" Mud Rovers. I have ample, when i say ample i mean alot! I dont know for some reason there is alot of space. never rubz

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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    I am thinking of getting Tuff country 4" front springs w/ ORD HD front shackles which will take the fron to about 5 in. For the rear i was thinking of the ORD 4" shakle flip and 1" add a leaf. This should give me enough for 35x13.5 Baja Claws i hope. It needs to fit in the garage but if i have trouble i am goin to air down the tires. Any comment are helpful. Thanx.
     
  8. Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    I've heard the claws run small and that 35s are more like a 33. read this in one of the off road mags. should help your clearance worries. my buddy has a 4" w/ 33s and he fits in his garage with a standerd 7 foot door.

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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    The Claws definitely run small when compared to most other tires. For the 35x13.50 size, they are bigger than a typical 33" radial but not quite as big as a 35" radial.....basically right in between. However, I've seen them next to a set of 35x15 Swampers and the Claws just plain looked tiny.
    On my Blazer, I've got a 4" Skyjacker softride kit with the swaybar unhooked and run 35x12.50 MT/R's on 10" wide rims. I can get full clearance even on twisty trails with a pretty minor amount of fender trimming, the average person can't even tell the fenders are trimmed.
     
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    Re: Rubbing with 35 and 4\"

    I've got a Skyjacker 4" spring kit with 33" BFG MT's that have about 20k miles on them and one of them rubs at max flex and the steering wheel turned... go figure. I've been drooling over those 37" swampers that Steve got, time to get out the sawzall!!

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