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What size tires should i get???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cryptobiotic, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. cryptobiotic

    cryptobiotic Registered Member

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    I gotz an 83' with a 4 inch lift, what are the largest tires i could fit under there? i know that 35' will fit but could i go bigger? also anyone know of any good websites for tires?? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    well i ran 36s with my 4" but obviously you'll have to trim the fenders a little. i'd get 35s and trim em back a little.
     
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    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    What kind of wheeling do you do? If you're into hard stuff, keep at 33", if not get 35". Also, what's your gearing?
     
  4. cryptobiotic

    cryptobiotic Registered Member

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    I have 4:10 gear ratio and i don't wheel too much /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    74Chev 1/2 ton status

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    If you run 35's with a 4 in. lift you will need to trim the fenders a little. They will rub on a sharp turn with just the right bounce on pavement, and rub really bad off road if you get crossed up. I run 4 suspension and 3 body with 38.5" Boggers with major trimming on my 74. My 79 has 6 in susp and 36" but they rub badly, need to trim fenders.
     
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    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    When I first got my truck, I put some 36x12.5 TSL/SX's on factory 7" wide wheels and ran it with no lift. It worked great and I only had to trim the front part of the fender and cut the lip off the rear of the fender. The rear cleared fine. Now I run 44's with 8".
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    With that gear ratio, 35's would work fine on the street.
     
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    28" sears road handlers. they work great for me.
     
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    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    28" sears road handlers. they work great for me.

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    I've been thinking about these. How are the turning radius with them? Sometimes I have to pull a Uturn when trying to get the best parking spot at the mall. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I run 37's with 4" lift, just get out the sawzall and you can make much much bigger fit.
     
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    I run 36x12.5.16's with ~4" of lift. I cut the fool out of the front fenders, but that was mainly because I was mad /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I'd run 42's. Yep, without a doubt, 42's /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    35's look right on the lift size. but you can go as big as 44's if you love the sawzall and get better gears.

    For cruising the streets 4.10's and 35's will work.
     

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