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what size tires can you run on a k5 with a 6 inch without rubbing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    I have an 88 k5 with a 6 inch and 35's that rub in the front only at full articulation while turning because my trim from the silverado package is hangin down. Once i cut off the trim that got mauled, what size tires can i run without rubbin? I don't want to trim the fenders but i want to be able to run somethin like 37x12.50's or 36x13.50's without rubbing. Is this possible? Looks like i can fit 37 12.50 but i think the 13.50 36's might be too wide.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i'm looking to run about 6 total up front with the 36x13.50 Iroks.. i expect to do minor trimming on the corners. i may take the front up to the marker light in prep for a tube bumper.. i'm also gonna move the axle forward with 0 rates to help keep it off the firewall which is definitely the more difficult side to trim... with the K5 fender style minor corner trimming can gain ya a bunch of room....
     
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    cool....

    thats were mine rubbed and ripped off the trim. :mad: :doah:

    thanks.:thumb:
     
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    btw, i was originally planning on 37x12.5 MTRs with the same mods, but i've decided to go with Iroks at this point.. 37x12.50 seems a tad skinny to me... and i think the Irok is a better choice performance wise for the wheelin i'll be doing...
     
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    yeah i plan on the irocks when my bigfoot m/t's get old. Either that or 36x12.50 radial tsls. Be nice to have a little more clearence especially at my 208 but 12.50 37s is too much height for not enough width.
     
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    trim and run 40s.

    j
     
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    :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: :saweet: Thats what I done.........

     
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    This is a friend of Bowtie's. 6" lift, moderate trimming, 40" Boggers, nuff said.

    Fender Trim Pic #2.jpg
     
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    I love the "look" of this truck! Any additioanl information avaliable?

    Andrew
     
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    With 6" of lift and no trimming you can forget anything over a 36" tire. I can get my 35x16 boggers close at lock to lock and articulated and thats with 10" of lift.
     
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    Yep, what he said. I have 35's with 9" of lift and still mash my fenders when the springs compress, and that's with stiff Rough Country springs and stock shackles!
     
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    I have a little bit more information but not much. The guy runs 18x39.5x15 Boggers on 15x12 steel beadlocks with 3" of backspacing. A member here, Bowtie, is the one that trimmed his fenders. I don't know whether he moved the front axle forward at all or not. This is the same thing I'm going to do as soon as I get my one-ton running gear out of the garage and under my rustbucket. I've seen his (Bowtie's) truck and he did a super clean taper job if you're interested in something like that. I believe they're both members of Texas4x4.org. There are more picture of the truck and the fender trimming job here: http://www.texas4x4.org/gallery/album229?page=1 End of hijack :grin:
     

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