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Tire on the roof

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Oct 26, 2000.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody have an opinion on this? I am most worried about off camber spots and the extra weight up there. I do recall seeing a 39.5 inch bogger on top of a mighty tall Dakota in four wheeler. Probably more for show than go though. Thanks.

    Brian
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    How big is the tire? I know the roof is definately strong enough, I've stood on it a lot to get junk out of trees and put up basketball goals.

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  3. 84k5

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    33x12.5x15

    Brian
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    I've thought about this too but I don't want to increase my chances of rolling. I had two tires off the ground this past weekend but it wasn't quite enough to go over. I did have to sit on the door to stay upright though, talk about pucker factor! [​IMG] I think that if I had any more weight on top of the truck I would have been looking at the bottom of the mud pit through my side window.

    BTW, that dodge is definately a show truck!

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  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't think I would stick it on the roof, off-camber situations tend to soil the shorts as it is.

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    how would you get it up there ? my 38's weigh alot dont think i could put one up there by my self and i am 6ft. and weight 230. or is there a trick i dont know about? the extra weigh would make it alful top heavy.later BB.

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    Trick to getting the tire on the roof works like this...Park your ride behind almost any import with a low nose( are there any that don't?) Get the tire on a good rolling start in front of the said import, with your largest freind waiting on the roof of your truck. Remember, make sure the tire has good speed when leaving the hood of the import, so as not plant it in your front seat! Works every time!
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Guy in my barracks has a late 70's Jimmy with a 38" or 39" Swamper on top of it. I asked him how he got it up there. He said with help. I asked him how he would get it down, when he was stuck on the trail or in a mudpit, and he said with help. I asked him what if he was alone or with his 110-lb girlfriend. He didn't answer that one.

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    WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE BRANCH!!! I'd be more concerned about my back! The good Lord only gives you so many bend overs in life.

    creepin' and crawlin'

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    I never really thought of the whole getting it up or down part. Its only a 33x12.5, so I could get help putting it up, and if I was ever in a situation where I had to get it off I think I could. If I do do this it won't be redneck style, I'll be putting it in a roofrack. Thanks guys.

    Brian
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  12. SVBlazer

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    I've had my spare roof mounted for 4 years now. Had a local shop fab up a roof rack sized for my application (33x12.5). I stand on the tailgate and use my legs to assist in lifting it to the roof.

    I did notice some additional body roll. Rancho 9000s set up to 4 most of the time solved the body roll problem. I also have my high lift bolted to the rack and a 2.5 gallon gas can up there.

    Hope this helps...
     

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