View Full Version : lifting an 86 k10????
03-05-2012, 08:12 PM
i just bought a 1986 k10 silverado and i am looking to do a lift. im wondering if a 2inch lift will clear 35's? and i am also wondering what all i will need to do to my truck to lift it is it as easy as just puting blocks in the front and rear or is there more to it?
03-05-2012, 08:20 PM
blocks up front are a big No no :read:
illegal in many states. the front axle sees more dynamic loads than the rear axle does as it is what steers and guides the truck so block greatly change the leverage on suspension components increasing the chance you will loose a block up front. that's why lift kits always come with full front springs. You only see lift kits with rear blocks correct? there is a reason for that.
2" will clear 35's if you do some trimming. depending on your wheels(offset and width does play a role in what fits and what hits) you need a min of 4" to clear 35's and not have to trim your fenders.
i am running 36's on my 89 blazer at stock height, but it does require removing substantial material from the fenders.
03-05-2012, 08:26 PM
DO NOT put blocks in the front, its not safe or legal.you are going to want lift springs or an add a leaf for the front,and you can use blocks for the rear or an add a leaf,you could clear 35's with some trimming and the right back spacing on the wheels.i wouldnt go any wider than a x8 wide wheel or you will grabbing the fenders when you turn or flex it out.most lift kits will come with everything you need that will lift the truck and parts to correct your steering geometry.
03-05-2012, 09:03 PM
thats what i figured but wasnt sure thanks. what kits in particular would you recomend for me if i wanna put 35s on
03-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Tuff Country EZ Ride is about the best kit you will find.
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