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tires and lifts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by corona1k5, Feb 13, 2001.

  1. corona1k5

    corona1k5 Registered Member

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    I have a 90' full size k5 blazer and am thinking of buying a 8" lift from superlift w/ rear springs. then put some 36" muds on. maybe mickey thompson baja belted's, or BFG muds. maybe some other brand. can you give me some idea's on tires? I will be driving to school and work during the week and off-road weekends. Also can a 6" lift handle 36" tires without rubbing? or should i get the 8"er? or other lift idea's you guys have. How fat of tires can i fit? i kinda wanna get 14.50's. thank you for all the help.
     
  2. 85k5blzr

    85k5blzr 1/2 ton status

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    you should be able to fit 36" tires with a 6" lift, i have 32" tires on my stock heigth blazer

    85 k5 blazer with an old 305....must have more power! [​IMG]
     
  3. look in the technical section on kk5 and see the tire fitment table. that will give you a good start. from there it depends on your preferences, truck use and of course money. 36s will be fine with a 6". you may have to trim a little depending on how much flex you have. 38s would work too, but with more trimming. there's a million options. check out readers rides to get ideas.
     
  4. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I test fit 36's on my 73 with a 6" lift. Only problem is there is only an inch or so clearance between front fender (rear portion) and the tire. Flares would fix it.
    I didn't wheel with them, just test fit. Will buy 36's when my tires wear out.
    -- Mike
     
  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I have a 6" Superlift Superride with 35x15.50's and Mine rub quite a bit!
    If you stay wiht a skinnier tire, then you may be able to get away with 35x12.50x15's with a 6" lift and minor rubbing. If you dont want to trim, the 8" May be the way to go. Also you could get 6" springs and the ORD front shackles that raise your front end another 1/2" or so.


    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I forgot about the rear...

    The rear lift I would go with an ORD 4" shackle flip and 2" or if some one makes them, a 2.5" rear spring...

    That would level you out with the front lift.

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>
     

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