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who all running 42+ inch tires?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    how much lift, what gears and transmission, what kind of tires,
    width heith and rims. and if ya can what is the measurement from
    axle centerline to fender edge. also, any pictures? and do you rub?
    thanks, grant
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    My buddy just put 42's on his...

    - 8" lift, Cut fenders
    - 1 ton axles, 4:88 gears
    - Very healthy 350
    - 4 Speed Manual
    - 205 Transfer
    - 8 hole, 15" rims 3.5" backspacing

    He has'nt really flexed it but he has not hit yet. I think he would without more fender work.

    Sorry, no pics.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    how much were the fenders cut? a lot? or a bit?
    thanks,
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  4. BadDog

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    42/15x15 TSLs
    4" Lift
    15x8 wheels
    No fenders front or rear.
    Relocated axles
    No rubbing.

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  5. blk87K5

    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    42" TSL's
    4.56 Gears
    700R-4
    Atlas II 3.8
    16.5x8.25 wheels w/ 3" back spacing
    7" Alcan & 1" ORD body lift
    Have about 20" wheel travel and they rub a lot. I am going to trim back to the cab and pound the seam flat. I moved the front axle up 1.5", and the rear axle back 1.5". Moving the front axle up is crucial to fitting big tires w/ a low lift. Not much to hit up front, but the cab limits tire size w/o moving the axle.
     
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    blk87K5, do you have any pics of your ride? /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif I saw one of you in the Granite Hills link and would like to see more. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Also aren't you running hummer wheels? Where did you get those?
     
  7. Sandman

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    He trimmed them back to the inner fender. I Think he's going to cut the bottom of the inner off and then trim back some more. This is what I have done. I run 39.5" with a 6" lift.
     
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    I run 42's with a 6in superlift,2in body,ext. frt. shackles,zero rates with the axle moved up 1.5in and a 2.5 shackle flip in the rear with the axle moved back 1 in. M.R.T. beadlocks with 3.5 backspace and trimmed the hell out of the frt. fenders. This all seems to work good for me. If you want you can see some pics. on the Granite Hills Run at full stuff or droop. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
  9. Seventy4Blazer

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    call me inbred, but where the hello is the granite hills run link?
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  10. lax037

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    Was running
    42's on 15/10 w/4", 10 bolts 3.73 350/th350/241 alot of fender cutting, no rubbing
    Now running
    42's on 15 x10(3.5 backspacing) w6"+2 D60 14 bolt 4.56 350/400/205 minor fender trimming, shouldn't rub
     
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    Well, first I have to figure out how to use my camera properly, and then get better software than it came with. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif I should have some pics by the middle of the week, if not I am going to take a load if pics in Moab. I am running Hummer wheels, and I made them. We have some cool rock ledges behind the shop and I will try to get some good pics soon.
     
  13. Seventy4Blazer

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    thanks man. looks great.
    grant
     
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    i'm running 5" suspenion 2"body lots of fender trimming and 42's.dana 60 front and 14bolt rear 5.13's with detroits,350/350 combo 203 case.16.5X9.75 with rockstomper beadlocks.here's my pics

    http://community.webshots.com/user/efilnikufecin
     
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    <font color="green"> Jeff, what's the rubbage like on your rig? You have a pretty similar setup to what I'm going to be doing and I'm a bit concerned about the rubbing. I'll have a total of 7" wioth the front moved forward 1.5". </font color>
     
  16. Seventy4Blazer

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    looks great man. i will be running about the same. but i dont know how much lift i got out of my springer suspension... i wont know till i order the 6'' springs and install them. but i need a front axle also. then i can find out for sure.
    my fenders are trimmed WAY more than that, so i dont think i will rub to much if you dont. but i am only going to do a 1'' body lift.
    i also plan on re-drilling my new front packs when i get them 1.25 inches foreward. and maybe moving the rear axle back 5 inches. not sure yet though.
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  17. Blazer79

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    Hey Nice Life:

    How do you like the Rockstomper beadlocks? I'm planning on getting a set (or four).

    How did you weld the rings? Where they hard to center? Do they balance well?
     
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    they rub in the front a wee bit.but i plan on moving the axle forward 1.5" i think this will cure any rubbing.Blazer79 they are really hard to weld if you don't have a lot of leak free welding experiance.the biggest problem is when you stop a bead and start a new one.that's were it will leak.if you don't have anyway of testing them other than mounting them and air them up i'd pay a professional.i have quite of bit of time on a mig and i had a pro do it.it still took the pro about 2 hours before they were leak free.they drive down the road pretty good but your adding about 15lbs to the outside of the wheel so balancing i think is out of the question /forums/images/icons/frown.gif .
     

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