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SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33's...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. bryguy00b

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    SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    how much DO ya need..im ganna need new rubber REALLY quick...and want some 33's but aint got a lift yet..would they fit in stock height...i think ive seen it..only thing is mine has a bad sag in the rear...
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    With enough backspace you can run 33's on a stock height K series...ask Mudhog. generally a 2.5" lift and some modest trimming will do the trick. Most 4" lifts will keep the 33's away from the sheetmetal though.

    A lot of guys don't run sway bars though. With no sway bar 33's will probably rub even with 4".

    Bottom line is get friendly with the sawzall if you plan on wheeling it.

    Rene
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    yea..no problem with cuttin hear! my body is not much to save anyway lol...2.5 lift will be coming soon..although maybe 4 though, becuase everywear i look they seem to be just as cheap if not usually cheaper! and i need some new springs and shocks so what better time then now!? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    Yeah go 4". Its only a matter of time before you start looking at 35's. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    go 4 inch id say.i have 4 inch and 35's but mines a first gen blazer so the fender wells are a little wider than a second gen.with a second gen with 4 inch lift and 33's you should not have many problems with a little fender trimming depending on how wide a tire you get.
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    only thing thats kind of holding me back is the possible need for longer drive shafts..theres more money to cough up and at 16 thats a lot more!
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    You don't need longer shafts with a 4" lift. All the spendy extra stuff happens with the 6" and higher lifts.

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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    i dunno ive heard of people having to short of shafts with even a 4 it seems all the trucks are a little different..
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    nope owned my /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif for a while now, off-roaded it in places i shouldent of gone, bottomed out, flexed the suspension crawling out of a sand pit at a pool club late at night, didnt rub ive cranked the wheel really hard traverrseing a large rut on a moderate hill, didnt rub, i dunno whats wrong with your guys trucks, but mine is fine with goodyear wrangler 33x12.50's. altho i might goto a 32X11.50's when it is time to replace these wrangler tires

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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    As a cheap alternative you can get away with 33s with a stock lift depending on what you do with you truck.I've got an 88 with pirelli scorpion 33s and they fit fine But they do rub the fenders in extreme flex but for normal driving situations they are fine Note also that some 33s actually stand 31 inches tall my pirellis are 31 inches .So make sure that if you decide to go stock to measure the tire height before buying them ..hope this helps good luck /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: SPEAKING though, of amounts of lift for 33\'s...

    i have 31's on mine now, but i dont know if they are actually that high...all do that though thanx
     

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