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Who's runnung 44s?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Who\'s runnung 44s?

    What lift and trimming did you do?

    Thanks
    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
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    44 TSLs
    468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
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  2. white_knight

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    with the K5 body and 44's , we ran 8"suspension, 3" body and some good fender trimming. Even with that lift we still bashed in one fender- front drivers side

    Now with the s-10, well ....... let's just say a wee bit more [​IMG]

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  3. mnstr_fx

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    6" Lift
    MAJOR fender trimming
    Front axle relocated forward 1"

    Currently 42" TSL's but there is room for 44"'s



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  4. four_by_ken

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    Dont suppose you have pictures that would show this do you? If so, could you e-mail them to me?

    Thanks
    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    You can get a higher lift so you don't hack the finders.
    Im running 44's with no fender trimming.
    15 inch springs 3 inch body.<font color=red>1 FN HI K5</font color=red>


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  6. white_knight

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    MOst of the pictures on this page are of the k5 on 44's
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.whiteknight.scriptmania.com/photo.html>http://www.whiteknight.scriptmania.com/photo.html</a>

    I'll have to look and see if I can find any more

    My computer crashed a while ago so I don't know what else is left

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    White Knight...

    All I have to say to those pictures is...

    Awwww Yeah!!! Bring it on!!! Cant wait to complete it.

    I like the 8 inch springs becuase they will still moce. Unlike any higer.

    Who says a truck with 44s cant still flex!!
    Thanks a lot. If you do come across some more, let me know. Thanks again.

    Ken H.


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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    I would rather not buy new springs. Thats $1500 I could spend on a lot more needed things.

    Plus, when you go over 8 inch springs, you get a lot stiffer spring, which I dont want.

    I wheel with almost all Jeeps, I need every bit of performance from my suspension I can get. Plus, I dont want to go taller than I have to. I already dont fit in a lot of places.

    But, I do love the looks of a high lifted truck. So have some pictures of this truck?(1 FN HI K5)


    Ken H.


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  9. white_knight

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    You will run into driveline issues with that lift

    We broke several front driveshafts. Make sure you get that taken care of

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    You saying with the 8 inch, have issues?
    I know the 15 inch mentioned above will have major issues.

    Ken H.

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    i got 8inch springs, and i havent busted a front drive shaft yet... i think all you need is some small wedges for your front and rear axles, the worst thats happend to me is pop out a cap on the CV joint in the front, the u joint closest to the transfer case... this happend about 3 times, hasnt happend latley though so who knows
     
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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    The angle of the front driveshaft was steep and we broke quite a few .

    It took a some tries at getting that right front driveshaft.

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    I wanted to go with 44's, but everybody around here said I would open a can of worms if I did!


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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    In a way you do.
    I mean drive angles, you need the horsepower to turn them ,gearing etc. It could add up quickly

    But.... once you go 44's... you don't want to go back

    It feels soooooo good.

    Big difference between 44's and 40's

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    I've often wondered if 42's wouldn't be even better since you get about the same height without the extra width. Of course you'd have ot stay with regular TSL's and not Boggers. I'd just think they'd handle better. But I've never had either so I don't have a clue.

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    I run 44's with a 7" lift and my front axle moved 1.5 inches forward. No driveshaft problems at all, especially with a Doubler setup. I cut the rear of the front fenders all the way back to the mounting bolt and cut off the fenderwell down past the bolts the the firewall. Also cut the lower front extention off the front fenders . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.tennessee4x4.com/rocketcity/steve_curet.htm>www.tennessee4x4.com/rocketcity/steve_curet.htm</a>
     
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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    The doubler extends your driveline- that's a good set up.

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    You want the width when you're getting higher.
    44"s are the only size tire that actually measure 44"

    The again 44" aren't for everyone. Depends on the kind of wheeling you like.

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    What would you say is the best wheel width (in a 16.5) for 44's?

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    Re: Who\'s runnung 44s?

    You can get by with a 10" one, but I'd go 12" or even 14"

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