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wat should i do?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pow06er, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Pow06er

    Pow06er 1/2 ton status

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    2.5 " lift and 33s

    4" and 35s

    with stock wheels and axles and 3.42s on a '88 k5?

    99% DD 1% fun

    My original plan is the 2.5" lift with 33x13.50x15 toyo open country mt's

    but now that i found out about the 3.42s i might go with procomp or tuff country 4" and cheap 35" mts
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    if your sure its 1% fun go with 2.5 and 33's unless you want to do other mods, i.e. gears
     
  3. Pow06er

    Pow06er 1/2 ton status

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    say its once every one or two months id go mudding or something

    Im not keen on the highway driving with 35s for some reason on an old blazer
     
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    3.5 with springs front and rear, 35's and trim the fenders but have a body shop roll the fenders back to a factory edge. get the aditional 1 inch with a zero rate frotn and rear move the front axle to the front 1 inch and get your steering correction with a drop pitman arm.

    truck should drive GREAT, look GREAT and perform fairly well off or on road. you could still tow ligh loads. you would have to re-gear it though. 4.10 would be closest to factory i think...
    Grant

    EDIT, i saw your "not to keep driving on the highway with 35's" part. Eurethane bushings in the springs, maybe the body and some BFG all terains would be just fine on the highway. if you are not off road much i belive the 315/75 series (on a 17 inch rim its a 35 12.5 17, but im not sure if they have a 15 inch in the 315's....) has an 8 ply tire so it would be a stiffer side wall and be GREAT for the highway. you can always bump the pressure up to max and highway handling would be just fine. PLENTY of older blazers and trucks on the road with 6 to 8 inches of lift and 35's.

    Grant
     
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    i like fender whell so 4" kit now with 33" tires and later wou will be set for bigger tires. just a idea. as most of the kits are the same price for 2 or 4. and you will not see much with the 2" kit as with the 4" kit.
     
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    i dunno im debating

    I plan on swaping in a 14 sf i have laying around and using it

    if i got with 33's ill prolly go with toyos if i go 35s it will be cheapies possibly dunlops

    i will be keeping stock 15x8 rallies

    also will i get bad bump steer if i do a 4" and use the 4" steering arm?

    its quite a difference between the 2.5" cepek for $275 or a about $570 for a 4"
     
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    Throw on a 4" or 6" with 35" tires. Buckshot Mudterrains are great for a great price. It drives nice on the highway too!
     
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    i have a 14sf with 342s that i think im gonna throw in it and then im gonna prolly run dunlop muds about 120 from tirerack
     
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    I'm with you - 4" and 33's for now. If you go with 2" you will wish that you had the extra 2 later.
     
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    I have 4" w/ 33's and I think it looks great. I doubt i would ever go w/ 35's cuz im 99.9% DD and .1% fun. I don't want to scratch it. :blush:
     
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    4" of lift with 33s doesn't look to bad. If you're looking to save $, you could always use a shackle flip in the rear and used 4" front springs. People going to 52s/56s tend to have them FS cheap. AFA tires go, you might consider ProComp ATs. They are decent tires and have a 50k mile guarentee (prorated Im sure, but better than nothing!).

    j
     

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