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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2001, 09:28 PM
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getting the hang of tires

OK. I think I need tire help. I see these tires today.
they are 30x9.50x15, and 27x9.50x15. I think I will do the 3" body lift if I have to. I dont want any rubbing.
my question is, Can I use my stock alumium 5 stars or do I buy a set of 8"? And if I do the 3" body lift do I have to monkey with any of the brake lines or anything? s-10 blazer

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2001, 12:20 AM
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Heres the thing, 30 is the tire diamater, 9.5 is the tread width and the 15 is the rim diamater, for your tire to haave a flat contact patch your rim needs to be either 8 in or 9in wide, I don't believe they make a 9.5 rim, as for your body lift, you will prob have to move your brake lines if their connected to the body parts that are being raised, now you won;t have to make them longer if your doing a body lift because you are just going up, not adding any suspencion travel

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Those tires will work fine with the stock alloys, I'd recommend keeping them. The 27's will fit w/o problems, hell that's smaller than the optional 235/75's. 30's will fit with a small crank of the torsion bars, some have fit 30's w/o any mods. If you are leaning toward a body lift, 2" is all you need. 2" is a little easier than a 3".

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Re: getting the hang of tires

31x10.50 BFG's will fit easy on the stock 7" rims and BFG recommends 7-9" rims too. The stock wheels are 7" and I have them on my 89 S-15 ext cab 4x4. No body lift, cut outs or anything, bone stock and they will rub once in a while on the inside on the frame at Full Lock. No body rubbing. Tom

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Thanx You guyz are helpin ALOT!!!!! Got any pics of these blazers with no lift and sweet tires?

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Well I wouldn't call mine "sweet tires". they are 30"x9.5" wild country a/t's.
there is hardly any lift. Add-a-leafs, (to cure the droopy @ss syndrome), which is so common with blazers.

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I have 31x10.5's on seven inch rims without a problem.

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Re: getting the hang of tires

If you do decide on a body lift, a 2" one will put less strain on steering and you shouldn't have to modify your transfer case shifter. The 30x9.50x15's shouldn't rub at all if you do a t-bar crank and use the stock 15x7 wheels with 5" of backspacing. My 31x10.50x15 Sport kings rub the swaybar at full-lock with a small t-bar crank. A 30x9.50 shouldn't kill you gear ratio as much as a 31" tire would either(assuming you have an adequate gear already) Whatever you decide, good luck with it.
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