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08-12-2013, 01:45 PM #1
How many inch lift for a 2003 GMC
My husband has been talking about lifting our 2003 GMC 2500, its a quad cab. He isn't sure how many inch lift he want to put in it. It has to be obvious that it was lifted but not so much that we need a ladder to get in
Does anyone have any input? Also best place to buy & if you have before & after pics of your truck with a lift, please post them!
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08-18-2013, 07:20 PM #2
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Another component to the equation is the tires. Is there a certain size you want ? Certain lift/level kits will allow for certain tires. You need to factor in the tire height adjustment to give that overall lifted appearance without going so high it's not comfortable to get in and out of.
08-19-2013, 08:06 AM #3
6" kit with 35x12.50's.
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08-19-2013, 08:13 AM #4
I would go with a 6" BDS kit. Life time warranty on all of their lift components. With the 6" you don't have to put 35's under it. But, you can. In my opinion you only want to pay for a lift kit one time. Not buy a 3" now and discover in a few years that you wanted a 6".
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08-19-2013, 08:34 AM #5
My personal opinion would be a 3 inch lift if be doesn't want overly huge tires and to jump in every time.
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08-19-2013, 09:20 AM #6
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I guess I should add that we don't want Monster truck look either (nothing wrong with it, but the truck as to haul the family too So bigger tires are an option but not extremely wide (I haven't done all the tire research yet so I'm not sure the sizing).
You guys are a great help, just wanna say thanks!
08-19-2013, 11:26 AM #7
08-19-2013, 11:44 AM #8
Why not just crank on the T bars some and put +1 size tires when you are ready. Sounds more to me you want a level and not a lift.
08-26-2013, 08:48 AM #9
Definitely a 6 inch. If not six then a 4 inch.
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