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WILL THIS HURT MY BLAZER?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wfahlgren, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. wfahlgren

    wfahlgren 1/2 ton status

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    i JUST BOUGHT SOME 35X15.50X15 TIRES AND PUT THEM ON MY 72 BLAZER. THE FRONT WHEELS AND TIRES STICK OUT FARTHER THAN THE REAR. IF I PUT SPACERS IN THE REAR WILL THEY DO ANY DAMAGE TO ie: WHEELS, STUDS, BRAKES?
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

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    Nope


    <font color=orange> When was the last time you were Jagermeistered?</font color=orange>
     
  3. SuperUnknown

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    You really like them there CAPITAL LETTERS eh.

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  4. wfahlgren

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    FRIEND SPILT BEER IN THE KEYBOARD. I HAVE TO GET HIM TO PAY FOR A NEW ONE. I KNOW IT SUCKS
     
  5. SuperUnknown

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    Ah, OK. I did that once and lost half the keys.
    I guess computers don't like beer.

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  6. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    HAHAA.. I'm on my 3rd keyboard myself!! As for the wheel spacers, check out the product review on this site for the Performance Wheel Spacers. Here's the link:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/wheelspacers.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/wheelspacers.shtml</A>



    BLAZE IT UP!!

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  7. ChevyCaGal

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    This might be a stupid comment from my end because I am really still new to learning about cars and stuff...but if you space out the back tires to match the front won't you cut down on your turning radius? I thought the whole point for them to be out wider was to allow you to turn more sharply?

    "I love the sound rice burners make when ya run over them"
     
  8. SlyDog

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    Your right. They did do it for better turning radius. But the problem is it just looks better with them sticking out, haha!

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  9. Grim-Reaper

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    I'm getting them just to push the wheels out some. Most of the trails we have around her are nasty truck swallowing rut trails. With the rear tires set further back it's causing me issues with the rear falling in the rut and the front soon follows and I'm buying another tail light. At least with the tire out some it will help keep the body off the walls. I also have problems with stuffing my rear tires into the fender and getting scrub. That 1.5 inches will help there also. Yes the narrow track of the rear does make it turn tighter but once the truck starts to get big the trade off is worth the loss of some turning radius.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  10. CaptCrunch

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    Plus running 35's... I really doubt you have that great of turning radius anyhow unless you do a crossover.

    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     
  11. travis

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    I'd like to see some pictures and details about your K5 when you get a chance. What sort of tires did you get? I see MickyT just came out with a 35x15.50 Claw. They would look great on my `72. Right now my eyes want more than my wallet can afford. I will be getting them soon along with a 6/8" lift.
     
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    Hey Grim I got tired of putting new taillights on so I put round lights in my tailgate.I pulled the lenses and put sheetmetal over the the old holes.No more worrying about the taillights.I have a truck gate so I had to make two boxes and cutt them to fit the indentation but on a stock Blazer gate you could just cut the holes and bolt them in.Brady

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