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Tire size question. *DELETED*

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1bigchev, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. 1bigchev

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    Re: Tire size question.

    You want 38.5s and have 10" of lift........... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Greg72 has I think 8 total inches of lift with 38.5s and I will hopfully have 39.5s or bigger with 6". Of course Greg didn't "need" to cut and I will. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    The'll fit , no sweat. I have 42's and awhile ago it was only 11", 38's will fit fine.
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    Kameron,

    8" for 38's will be fine. I can think of at least 2 members here who run that setup with NO cutting and it works fine.

    That much lift will be stiff enough to prevent flexing, and will keep the tires off the fenders. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    Greg I have 1 more question for you... you said that the springs will be stiff enough to keep me from flexing and keep the tires off the wheel wells. The only problem is that with the current set-up I have I have been in spots where the 35"s that I currently have rubbed. if the 35"s rub wont the three extra inches on the 38"s potentiate easier rubbing? If so what canI do besides stop playing so rough?
    Kameron
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    I am guessing that they rubbed at the front of the rear wheels and and maybe on the "Fang" at the front of the front fender. That is where my bald 33's rubbed with a 4" lift.

    If you look at the rear wheels you will notice that they are not centered in the wheel wells. If you move the rear axle back you will lessen the chance of them rubbing.

    For the front most people just cut the "Fang" off.
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    FYI - going from 35s to 38s only gives you 1.5" in radius.
     
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    Re: Tire size question.

    It also make a difference what width rim you are running, and the backspacing. A very wide rim will have interference problems with full wheel stuff in the rear and full steering lock up front where a narrower rim might not with the same tire diameter. I run 35" tires on 16.5x6 rims with a 6" lift and do not even get near the sheetmetal in full flex and steering lock. If I went to say a 10" wide rim, I'm sure that I would get some rubbage. Just my $.02.
     

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