Lifting your truck,, A how to guide with pics
by, 05-08-2012 at 07:17 AM (363 Views)
Dirty Dog is completely right when it comes to not believing what you read or hear. On the Chev Colorado forums i have seen everyone said 285/70/17 tires would fit with a 4" lift. Now they will if your wheels are perfectly straight and you are in park! Furthermore, when looking for lift kits and browsing many different options I noticed in thhe description of most products it indicated "This lift will allow for 285/70/17 tires". Obviously this was not the case. Another, say, "bone to pick" is the lack of information I was given regarding wheel fitment on the front. Not only did I need to buy two wheel spacers for each side, I had to order in longer studs to correct for minimal threads on the previous ones. Also, LUGNUTS, when I purchased my rims they did not include any new lugnuts and thinking this was because the receiver holes on the rim would be the same as stock well let's just say that was a pleasant surprise.
In closing, Dirty Dog is completely right when he says don't believe the S@#$ people tell you, it appears alot of people just get caught up in the hype of either selling you something or the image of aftermarket vehicles. Do your research if necessary get under your vehicle take a good hard look at what you got and remember just because a kit says "bolt on" doesnt mean you wont have to do a little grinding or drilling or even purchases after the fact to keep your ride running smoothly I have first hand taken the hard line way of learning about my vehicle and if I can say anyone else the time and frustration I hope this helps.
P.S. I will be attempting to post any extra information in my blog per day(per page) on the lift kit to my truck found in the how to guides written by Dirty Dog, thanks n stick around!!!!