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Old 04-12-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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truck stance tire and wheel sizes

I'm looking for some information on the max tire/wheel size I can get under my 79 K5. Any info on offsets and sizes would be helpful. The truck is lowered however no c-notch as
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: truck stance tier and wheel sizes

How much is it lowered? That matters a lot regarding max tire size. Are you running inner fenders?
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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Re: truck stance tier and wheel sizes

just got the truck and it has 3" spindles in the front currently has 15" on it and they rub on the lower a arm in tight turns. yes there are inner fenders. im think 20's or 22's
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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Re: truck stance tier and wheel sizes

I have found a c-notch from Crown suspension have you heard for this company? or have a suggestion?
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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I have found a c-notch from Crown suspension have you heard for this company? or have a suggestion?
http://www.crownsuspension.com/1973-1987-k-5-blazer/
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:59 AM   #6
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

I had 275/40/20's under mine with a notch and I was pretty low before we started to cut it apart for bags.. I was tucking tire so without a notch you should be able to do a pretty good size tire.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #7
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

Since you live in Chandler, if you want help with a static set-up, you are welcome to come by my shop in Gilbert on a day I drive it (like tomorrow) or reply with a direct message and come out to my house in Mesa to see what I have done. I know that was a tricky thing for me to figure out, but I am very happy with how it worked. No notch and it does not hit either.
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

Since you are so close in Chandler, you can come out to my shop in Gilbert on a day that I drive it to work and check it out. I will have it tomorrow, but days will be limited with the temps rising. Static drop, no notch and never hits either. 10" rear with 5.25" back - 295 wide tire. 8" front with 4" back - 255 wide tire.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:39 PM   #9
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Since you are so close in Chandler, you can come out to my shop in Gilbert on a day that I drive it to work and check it out. I will have it tomorrow, but days will be limited with the temps rising. Static drop, no notch and never hits either. 10" rear with 5.25" back - 295 wide tire. 8" front with 4" back - 255 wide tire.
How much drop is that? What components?
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #10
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

Pretty sure I used Western spindles (maybe 2.5" or 3") plus a 1-2" spring and then just messed with the spring to cut it down to exactly how I wanted it. I am pretty sure I pulled it apart 2-3 times to make it look exactly how I wanted it to. The final time was a 3/8" adjustment and that made it perfect as far as I was concerned. There is some science to it I suppose, but being able to dial it in was not too much work, but gave me what I wanted. Rear was just a 3" de-arching of the springs at a spring shop.
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Pretty sure I used Western spindles (maybe 2.5" or 3") plus a 1-2" spring and then just messed with the spring to cut it down to exactly how I wanted it. I am pretty sure I pulled it apart 2-3 times to make it look exactly how I wanted it to. The final time was a 3/8" adjustment and that made it perfect as far as I was concerned. There is some science to it I suppose, but being able to dial it in was not too much work, but gave me what I wanted. Rear was just a 3" de-arching of the springs at a spring shop.
Did the de-arching mess up the ride or load capacity?
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #12
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

No, and the beauty of that method is that it allows you to dial in the drop. If your spring set is off 1/4" one side to the other, you can have the spring shop fix it. Getting a "new" spring gets you a drop in terms of inches, but you really have no basis as a starting point since the truck is 35-40 years old. De-arching solves that. I did it to a 2wd Blazer I had 20+ years ago and drove it daily for 12 years, pulled a 21' boat with it and had no issues, ever. Don't be scared - figure out how much to take out of each side and have them done. You will impress yourself with the results!
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:16 AM   #13
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Re: truck stance tire and wheel sizes

Bringing this back up. Thinking about running Torq Thrust II 18" wheels on my factory 2WD 78 Blazer...
I want a nice beefy sidewall.... 265/60R18 is about 30" tall
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