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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 09:50 AM
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35\'s on Jimmy??

I got a 89 Jimmy 2dr 2wd. What do i need to do to fit 35' s (on 15/10 rims) on it. I've been thinking 4" or 6" lift (which one??) and maybe a 3" body lift. If possible i would like to use the 4" susp. lift (Rancho) cause its a little cheaper. What about new axels?? I've got the tires and rims priced out at $2500 (out of the US, i'm in ontario) that leaves me with about $3000 (could stretch $4000 if needed) to get the height i need. any info on the best way to trim my fenders would be great. any info at all would be of help to me. thanks. I've been told it can't be done. Is that a challenge??

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Re: 35\'s on Jimmy??

the only way i could think of maybe fitting 35s on would be to get a long travel suspension kit from camburg, fabtech, or bajaconcepts (the arms are from california supertruck and springs from fabtech), it will lift your truck 6.5"s and run 33s but you have to buy fiberglass front fenders. then get a 3" body lift and do some trimming and you might be able to fit 35s on it.
also remember that you will need to regear your truck too. for 35s you would probably need 4.88 gears, which you can't get (to my knowlege) for the axle that comes in our truck, gm 10-bolt. so then you need to get a new rear axle. you might be able to get by with 4.56 gears and 35s depending on what engine you have. you could run 33s with 4.56 gears no problem. go to http://www.randysringandpinion.com/RPMCalculator.html to figure out the optimal gearing for the tire size.
as for prices, http://www.bajaconcepts.com/S-10Kits.htm has a complete kit with new fenders for $2350. but then you also have to install the kit - which will require welding, so that could cost more too...
i don't think rancho makes a lift for the 2wd s-10s, they make it for the full size trucks tho...
hope that might have helped some


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 08:22 PM
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Re: 35\'s on Jimmy??

hi, you are going to need a big lift for 35's, 4-1/2" trailmaster lift still rubs 31x101/2 at's on 7" rims. i would guess the easiest, and cheapest way would be to put a solid front axle in.


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