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tire question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jasocbr, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. jasocbr

    jasocbr Newbie

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    I have a 86 K5 and want to put 33's on it. To do this, will it need any kind of lift or will they clear at stock height?
     
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    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Oh, you will be able to ride down the street with them but if you turn a sharp radius they will rub as well as if you get one wheel stuffed up in fender well of either side of the truck.
    You'd be best at installing a lift of some sort. 2" for mostly street and light mud or a 4" for some simi moderate trail riding.

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    I ran 32's with no lift. It didn't rub in turns or offroad as far as I remember. 33's will fit with no lift. I would have run 33's but I have a set of running boards that they would not have cleared. It is possible that they will rub, but not sure. Now I have 2.5 inches of lift, and after my 32's wear out I am getting 33's. The 32's look a little small on 2.5" sometimes to me. 33's would look great.

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    i have 33 and no lift they key to no rubbing is the offset of the rim i have a positive offset and do not rub at ALL i scorred 704 on a 23 degree rti ramp and still did not rub i also wheel fairly hard no rock crawling but still get fairly flexy take a look at the pics and videos in the links in my sig[​IMG]

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    I got a 4 " lift and run 35's and I rub when off road in deep gullys or hard uphills. A buddy of mine has 35 MTR's and he claims never to rub and we go to the same places but all he has is a one inch ( hockey puck) lift. Sounds weird to me. But you should be okay unless you hit the trails hard.

    Brian
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  6. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    I ran 33's and running boards on stock wheels with just an add a leaf in the front, no problem.

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    Just brought a 78 with stock ralley rims and 33" tires...no rubbing but I am sure they would off road.The K/5 has HD frt. springs(3 leafs).
     
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    Lift it. It looks cool and helps with clearences.
    Shawnboy.

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