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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2001, 11:35 PM
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90 Blazer

I've had this thing about a week and already replaced the trans. Now I want to lift it. It's got 3:73 (as I've been told) in the rear which I'll eventually change but I think it's got a locker in it. It's catches pretty quick (almost instantly) when spinning. Is there anyway I can tell if this is a real locker and not just a positive rearend from a junkyard. It'll grind a little when you get down on it. I'm wanting to go to 35's on 12" rims does anyone think that a 4" lift won't be enough? What's a good "soft" lift kit? I have a one year that will ride in this truck daily. Any Suggestion would be appreciated!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2001, 11:48 PM
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Re: 90 Blazer

Ummm, 35's only need 10" rims, so dont use 12's. That is unles your getting WIDE 35's. Like 35x15x15. I run 14.5 wide tires on 10" wides.

I like Rough Country for the price, but they arn't the softest. Alcan I've heard good things about, but as far as kits I dont know.

Just do 4" and fender trim. You'll love it.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2001, 03:58 PM
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Re: 90 Blazer

If you're talking 35x12.5R15's, just use some 15x8's with as close to the factory rim backspacing as possible. Combine those with a 4" lift and some minor fender trimming, and you'll have all the clearance you need, even for rock crawling.

15x12 is just WAY to wide for 35x12.5's. Now, like Joe said, if you are talking a 35x15.5 Swamper or something, a 15x10 would be fine for you. I wouldn't run a 12" rim until I was using like 17" and wider tires.

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