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Thoughts on highway driving?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blzr4x4ngkid2, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    I was just wondering what everyone thought about driving a SWB Chevy with a 4" lift and 35s on the highway? Ya know, drive it for an hour and a half or so down the highway? The tires are BFGs. I'm not used to this small of lift and tires. Better yet, 12" and 40s is more like it!!
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Check out my post in the plains forum

    Double-poster /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  3. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I guess I'm not 100% sure what you're asking? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Drive a SWB w/ 4" lift and 35's on the highway .... plenty of people do it everyday...
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    i've driven mine for 4 days straight on the highway... no problems. good luck with your hour and a half /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I have BFG's, 35" and 4" lift, 4.10 gearing on dana 44 and 12 bolt. Highway's absolutely no prob...

    Got brakes?
     
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    joez 1/2 ton status

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    Im not sure exactly what you are asking, but ill give an answer. I drive my K5 (2" lift, Q78 TSL's) every day, its even the family road trip vehicle. I have no problems driving it 8 hours one way, very comfortable.
     
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    make sure your tire pressure is checked
     
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    i drive mine anywhere from 2 to 4 days a week.
    4" lift , 35 m/t's 3:73 gearing with overdrive
    no problem /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    right now with the MINI down i drive the Blazer, 6in 35's and 4.10's no problems at all, except my wallet feels a little lighter /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I have driven my blazer (12" and 38s) for a few hours. No big deal. I suppose if you were under powerd and couldnt keep up, or didnt have OD it would suck.
     
  11. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    I didn't really word the question very well. You guys have answered my question. I figured it would be alright driving on the highway, especially with OD. I am no used to having something smaller and HIGHWAY driveable.
     
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    Like Joe i have also spent about 8 hours in my truck with 6" 35" claws and 3.73. Took a little longer then in a car but o well!
     
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    I have driven my truck from Tahoe to Polloc Pines with a TH350,5.86s,and 37"ish tall Michelins.

    Im sure you will be fine and on the freeway your RPMs will be a couple thousand less than what I ran /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    My truck is a beast on the highway, but I love the "Mad Max" feel LOL. I wouldn't want to drive it daily, but I drove it to school for about 2 weeks when my DD was down. I was driving it during rush hour /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif and It was fun, especially going from stop and go and then getting into the open car pool lane....really get to open it up /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I keep the reusable earplug in the little plastic case hanging from my turn signal stalk in my truck just for interstate driving. I run a 4speed with 5.13s and 44" Boggers on a K10 with a somewhat warm 355 and 1 chambered Flowmasters. I'm at about 8" of lift. I have ORD crossover steering with hyro assist. I pay attention to my tire pressure and it handles really well. It's more stable than my normal commuting car which is amazing to me. It's also fun to drive right through the more uppity parts of Atlanta. I have smiled back at more than one soccer mom looking at me through the sun roof in her SUV.
     
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    Driving on the highway with a lifted SB K10....

    If your looking for good mileage...bad idea.

    If your looking for a exceptionally nice floaty ride....bad idea.

    If your looking for something very quiet so you can hear your betoven album....bad idea.

    if your looking to pull a trailer...good idea.

    If your looking for something that can haul some heavy cargo safely at hi speeds...good idea.

    If you are looking for something fairly safe...good idea.
     
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    I used to drive my '78 Furd Bronco 450 miles each way several times a year to Maine and back. Went from Maine to NH, VT and then on to Montreal and then back to Jersey. It had 39.5" swampers, NP 435 and a 460 BBF. Ate a hole in my wallet, but the ride wasn't all that bad! Gas was down around $1.00/gal then though... Could be I was just used to trying to keep it in one lane!
     

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