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Stock susspension & 15x10 whells

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JORGE, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. JORGE

    JORGE 1/2 ton status

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    I,ve an 88 K5,with the original susspension and the original wheells(15x6") but with a 33x12.50 tires set.I was thinking to change the original wheells for a 15x10 set,and mount the 33 tires on them.
    Is available this combination?I suppose i won,t have troubles to turn the steering , they won,t to brush in any place of the body.Is correct?
    Thanks for your help.
     
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    They will rub at the backside of the front wheel wells, but if you don't 'wheel in it that much they will be okay. I had 33x12.5's on 10'' wide rims on my 3/4 ton and they only rub when flexing.
     
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    If your springs aren't sagged they'll fit fine...otherwise they'll rub slightly.
     
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    Buff, is a bad new.
    Maybe with 15x8 wheels?
     
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    I have 15x10 wheels with 33x12.5's on mine with the stock springs.
    I just had to trim the rear corners of the fenders.
    Which I had done when the tires were on the 15x8" wheels.
    if I ever get around to getting the pics devoloped I will put em on.
    The ones of me ramping all the stuff in my yard, I took some good shots.
     
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    Hello 84,
    No ,the springs are good.Well ,the truck has a good height,i want to mean is not "sinked".But is a very unpleasant sense if the tires rubs.
    I don,t know...
     
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    If you really want 33''s and you are really worried about the tires rubbing, you could put some 2'' add-a-leaves in the front spring packs and they would fit better, but I would recommend just cutting back your fenders (it only takes a little bit of trimming to make it work)
     
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    What is a 2"-add-a-leaves?Is some kind of kit for the original spring?I though it was necessary,to change all the spring for leaving the vehicle. I would prefer no cut the fender.I have other trouble, i have Road Quest running boards,wich is bolted in the wheel housing.
    Here is a guy wich sells a 7x15 set,but this is not a good size for 33´s ,is true?
    Howevever talk me about these kits for leaving 2" the front,please.
    Thanks to all for your help.
     
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    With running boards, they will almost definately rub.

    You could always keep your wheels and go with 33x10.5x15.

    Add-a-leaf means literally to add an additional leaf to the leaf spring. The kits are reasonably priced and easy to install. They do stiffen up the ride, but so do lift springs.
     
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    33's will fit on a 15x7" wheel, but I'd personaly run at least a 15x8" wheel for 33x12.50's. I ran 33x12.50's on an 8" wheel with stock suspension and no fender trimming. I never rubbed even when wheeling.
     
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    Thanks Shane,yes maybe the 8"s will be the best.However,talking about to lifting 2" th front,What about a 2" lift block kit?It would to be the easiest way to lift the vehicle,is correct?
    Thanks.
     
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    Ok, I don't want to sound like a big jerk her but.....NEVER PUT LIFT BLOCKS IN THE FRONT!! They have proven to be too unstable. If cash is tight, put in a body lift instead. A friend of mine wanted more lift without spending too much money and he put 2" lift blocks in his front end. Whilst driving down the road, one came out. It was a nasty icky mess all over the road. I will never put a lift block in the front end of my truck.
     
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    Ok, Ok.No lift blocks in the front. Yes,i have seen that none mark have blocks for the front,they,re only availables for the rear.
    Well, if i get a 8" or 10" wheels,and the tires bush,i,ll have to get a ADD-A-Leaf kit.Thanks.
     
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    Matbe its just me, but I can get 33x12.50r15s on 15x10s to rub with a 4" lift, that with weight taken off is really 5.5" lift. Maybe I just drive and wheel to hard /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    Dan
     

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