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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Okay. On my 1988 GMC Jimmy (K5 Blazer) I took some measurements (I can take more if need be) at the top center of the fender and quarter panel. The truck currently has 33x12.50R15 tires that were on it when I got it. The guy I bought it from said it was lifted but he didn't know how much. I was kicking around the idea of putting a 6" lift on it and running 35s but that idea isn't really set in stone yet. I really want to know how much lift it currently has on it and just go from there.

This picture is from the ground to the center of the front left fender and it measures about 40 1/2".



This picture is from the ground to the center of the left rear quarter panel and it measures about 41".



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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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i'd say it already has a 4" kit on it
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i'd say it already has a 4" kit on it
That's what I was thinking just by eyeballing it but it does seem to look like it sits and inch or two higher in the rear even with the heavy hard top on it.
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i had a 89 k5 and it sat about where yours sits with same size tires after i put a 4" on it
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i had a 89 k5 and it sat about where yours sits with same size tires after i put a 4" on it
Ahh okay. Thanks for the help.
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got a pic of the whole truck?
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I can take one. BRB


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yep definatly a 4" you can fit 35s on it with that lift and it'll clear. ive seen 35s fit with a 4" lift before.
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yep definatly a 4" you can fit 35s on it with that lift and it'll clear. ive seen 35s fit with a 4" lift before.
Cool. Thanks for the help. Everyone I've spoken to has said that 35 would never clear without trimming but I'll take your word for it as you have actually owned a k5 before.
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You should measure from center of lockout/axle to bottom of fender.

As every 33" tire measures different esc with tread depths and air pressure.

My old burb (1988) cleared 35's no prob with a 4" BDS lift.


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You should measure from center of lockout/axle to bottom of fender.

As every 33" tire measures different esc with tread depths and air pressure.

My old burb (1988) cleared 35's no prob with a 4" BDS lift.
Good idea. Front is 26" and rear is 27" Sound about right for a 4" lift?
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you should be able to clear 35's, my uncle is clearing 35 bfg at's on his '91 burb with 4"
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