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blazeota
03-16-2006, 12:39 PM
i just bought an 86 f/s blazer 4" suspension and 33s i want to fit 38s under it can sumbody help out on the lift ill need Thanx[36]

godzuka
03-16-2006, 12:44 PM
sawzall plus fender equalls tire clearance.

Always broke
03-16-2006, 12:44 PM
No lift needed just radius the wheel wells with an angle grinder[27]

blazeota
03-16-2006, 12:46 PM
by how much i need to carve neway?

Explorer guy418
03-16-2006, 01:08 PM
enough

Always broke
03-16-2006, 01:13 PM
just keep carving until you can't remove something, remember to roll the edges so you don't cut tires[cheers]

HEAVY METAL
03-16-2006, 01:22 PM
look for pics of my truck.. 6" fender cut 38.5's..

dentedup
03-16-2006, 04:09 PM
sawzall plus fender equalls tire clearance.

[stupid]

EIEIO
03-16-2006, 04:53 PM
yah paul [f]

shockless
03-16-2006, 07:00 PM
lift it 8 inches and get bushwacker cutouts

blazeota
03-16-2006, 09:11 PM
where would i get an 8" lift for cheap??

surreysinner
03-16-2006, 09:13 PM
I got 6" suspension and 3 body to get 38.5's. Cheaper to cut it though and cold probably go a little bigger with no trimming.

DanB
03-16-2006, 09:17 PM
i have those 38 military tires and no body lift and about 6 inch lift or maybe 5.. i could fit it with 4 inch lift instead..

just cut ur fenders till it fits like most of us said

ottoman
03-17-2006, 12:04 PM
i used to have a 6" bds lift in my burb with the corners trimmed on the fenders and 38.5/11 boggers and that worked real good

Bigsexy
03-17-2006, 12:08 PM
i gota 87bronco wit a 3'' body lift, no susp lift, capable of fitting 42's... just alot of fendr trimage

Hicksy
03-29-2006, 08:27 PM
I have an 82 jimmy with a 4'' suspention lift and I have 35's on it easy I can stuff them on extreame articulation. If you add a 3'' body lift then it should be fine and cheap. Thats my next step and I figure the wheel well has enough easy. I'm planing 40's so I hope 38's fit.

Larry
04-01-2006, 11:44 AM
i have 9 inches of lift in my 92 chev and i can for sure clear 38s probably even 40s with room for flex

Larry
04-01-2006, 11:45 AM
3 inch body lift 100 bucks or less and hack out those fenders

mudking101
04-06-2006, 12:15 AM
cut the wheel wells out and put in a body lift and you shouldnt have a problem.

MudSlut
04-08-2006, 11:18 AM
I agree, cut more instead of lifting more . A lot cheaper. 13" lift with 5" of trimming running 46's with lots of room for flex. If I was to do it again minnimum lift with lots of cutting and run 38's

highrider_44s
04-10-2006, 09:56 AM
[stupid] as said before cut that fender you'll like it better on the trail not being tall and still having all the tire you want [36]
i got 8" sup (altho the front is sagging a bit) and 3 body and my 39.5s still hit the fender whan it's flexed out. it starting beat the hell out of my fender preaty good
so i got to trim mine to [cheers]

skuzzy
05-04-2006, 06:50 PM
hey man i have an 86 chevy with a 6" lift and 38" tsl and didnt really cut anything out.....just rounded the bottems of the front wheel wells.....thats all i had to do....and if ur lookin for a 6" lift let me know i might bo going to about 8" so i can fit 42's....

blazeota
05-05-2006, 12:03 AM
well let me know cause then ill put a 3" body and carve a lil bit to fit 39.5 x 15.5s cause thats what ive decided i want

skuzzy
05-05-2006, 02:21 AM
hey ill let u know i just have to see about the new lift and what its going to run me and that.....

1_ton_k5
05-21-2006, 12:19 PM
Old saggy 4" lift and 1" body lift with 39.5's.

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Trimming is a big part of the solution, the other part is moving the front diff forwards some. If you don't move it forwards the tires will scrub the firewall/floorboards when stuffed. My front diff is moved 1.25" forward. The rear tires do scrub the inside of the wheelwells when stuffed, which isn't that big a deal.

Rene