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will 38's fit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddawg, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. muddawg

    muddawg Registered Member

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    Does anyone know how much lift is required to run a 38x14.5 tire on a 16x12 wheel without any rubbing or trimming? Will a 16x12 wheel rub on any steering parts at full lock on a 3/4 ton 44? I have a 75 k5 with an 8" lift by the way.
     
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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    I am running 38x15.5 on a 10" wheel, 6" lift, 1" body lift and a sawzall.:D [​IMG]
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    How much backspacing do those wheels have....?

    Kind of another important piece of data, especially given the question you're asking..... :thinking:

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  4. muddawg

    muddawg Registered Member

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    sorry, they are m/t classic ll with 4.5" backspace
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    nice job on the trimming......:waytogo: :saweet: :thumb: looks like it came from the factory.
     
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    I have 15/38.5-16.5 Ground Hawgs on a 9.75" wide wheel with 10" of lift and they mashed my fenders bad when flexing (and no, my K20 is not super flexy). So, you will need more than 10" with no trimming if you do anything other than drive it to the mall.
     
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    16.5's? damn i bet that why they rubbed with 10 inches of lift.
     
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    We just put an 8" skyjacker on my buddies 86 K5, and he is running 38x15.50 Swampers on a 12" wheel... they rub like a bastard on the front, but the back seems OK.

    Here is a pic of it before it got all fuked up

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    Did they rub on the fenders or the suspension?
     
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    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure if they hit the springs, but they definetly hit the fenders!!!!
     
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    16.5" wheel diameter. The tire is only 15" wide on a 9.75" wide wheels.
     
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    ah.... i c
     
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    orangeGMC 1/2 ton status

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    What front bumper is that? Did you fab it yourself?
     
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    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Not my truck, it is my buddies. The bumper is a WARN unit, and was pretty flimsy in my opinion, for the price. I think w/ the 8" on there you would have plenty of room w/ a little trimming on the front and rear lowest corners of the front fenders.
     
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    here is a pic of my truck . it has 38.5x15.5x16.5 ground hawgs with m/t classicII on it with 6" lift and 3" body lift. its all on a factory 1 ton framed truck with dana 60 frt . the 60 frt gets you just over 1" more lift verses a dana 44 or corp 10 bolt frt.

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