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Tire ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cusm, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. Cusm

    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    My '82 is on a late '70's or early '80's truck frame, does anyone know if I could get some 32x10.5/11.5's on it w/o it rubbing? I am currently running 275-60-15's on some aftermarket aluminum (ARs I think) and I think it would look better with some more rubber under the fender. The guy at the tire shop said 31's was max w/o lift, but I know guys on here w/ 4x4 that have 33's w/o a lift.

    Thanks, Brian

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    You could probably run bigger tires but then you have to worry about them rubbing the fenders or your wheel wells or even you frame. The guy at the tire shop says 31 is max cause he probably knows that anything bigger will rub. It's his job to know these things and to recommend the "correct" tire size for your rig with no problems. Even if it isn't what you want to here.[​IMG]

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  3. Cusm

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    But that is not true, a good friend of mine has 33's on his Jimmy and several members here have ran 32's and 33's on their trucks w/o lifts. My only concern is it being a truck frame (the guy at the store did not know it was 2wd) if it is much different than the stock K5 frame highth. And I would guess that he probaly does not have as much experience w/ K5's as members of this great site.

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    The only reason I mentioned rubbing is because when I ran 33's on my truck before I raised it. I would rub the fenders when I did tight turns and there was any sort of bump to make my tire go into the wheel wells at all. A good example would be like going in and out of parking lots or driveways.

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    I just re-read my post, and forgot to mention that the guy said "probably need a lift" not definately.

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    2WD right? When you say on a truck frame, what do you mean? Blazer bodies won't go on a truck frame, they are different.

    If it is a factory 2WD, you will never get 33's on it. 33's are too big for a 4x4 at factory height. 32x11.5 will be too wide and will rub. 31x10.5 is the max size to go without rubbing.

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    I just put 33/12.50/15's on my '78 k5 with no lift. Earlier, i trimmed the fenders a little, like in the technical section. That part of the fit is just fine. Where the touble is though, is the fender wheel. The tires hit the back of the well when I turn the wheel sharp right or left. I'm gonna have to fire up the sawzall again, but a little more simple trimming, I mean, outright cutting out (inside fender well) and i should be good to go.
     
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    Well after my crappy Firestone Firehawks started seperating the steelbelts (2 in less than a month) I went to some Yokohamma 31x10.5's. They look skinny compared to the old tires (same width) but the highth looks great, they do a good job of filling in the wheel wells. Looks so much better now.

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    I've been noticing that if a Blazer came from the factory with 31-10.5 that 33's will probably fit. They seem to sit higher. My 91 sits 4 inches higher than my buddys 78 with 31's. Or mabe his springs are shot.
     

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