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Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

I find this extremely odd so I figured I post it to see what people would say. I put a 6" suspension lift on my 87 GMC 1/2 ton and I cleared 38.5x11x16's no problem at all! I was very suprised.

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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

your 87 is solid axle right?
I am not surprised they fit. Wether they rub or not mainly will depend on your wheel width and offset,
But I bet if you go four wheelin "hard" it will rub like hell![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I dont want to sound negative, I hope it works out and doesnt rub.
I ran 36.5"x12.5 on a solid axle with just a 4" lift for a long time, then one day "Mr. Tire" met "Mrs. Fender"[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

excellent! got any pix? what size rims you running? 16X8s?


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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

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then one day "Mr. Tire" met "Mrs. Fender"

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Yep Scooby, Mrs. Fender wouldda been way happier had she met "Mr. Sawzall" first and they he got a chance to do his thing. Although Mr. Tire would be jealous since she'd be outta reach then...

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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

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<font color=green>Yup, I run 38x15 Swamper Radials on my '78 with only 6" of lift. They fit with no trimming when I first put them on but rubbed under the slightest compression if the wheels were turned, like when going up a driveway. I trimmed it pretty quick after that, I knew I'd have to but didn't get to it until after I put the lift and tires on. Now they only rub under very hard flex or if it's jumped too hard...

here's a pic from the day after the lift was done and the tires were put on - before trimming -



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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

LOOK IT'S SHAGGY [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

I was just saying "I miss my solid axle friends"

Whats the silver thing in front of the rear tire?


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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

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<font color=green>Hey Scoob, that piece of metal is a highly classified piece of hardware designed to increase the stability of a vehicle in off-camber situations, while simultaneously doubling horsepower. I could paint it yellow to triple the horsepower, and add a "Type-R" sticker to quadruple it, but I don't think the axles could handle it. It was reverse-engineered from UFO technology and smuggled out of Area 51 by a rogue scientist who put it up for sale on e-bay, where I bought it for $2.57.

That or it's a peice of sheetmetal screwed to the bed to cover the rust holes, which I prefer to call "Speed Holes", a-la Homer Simpson.

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Re: Cleared 38.5\'s on just a 6\" suspension!

Sitting flat on the pavement it should clear, but take it and flex up the suspension a little and I bet it will rub pretty good, especially if the tires are turned.

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