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Thread: Biggest Lift

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    If i were you, i'd go with a 3" body lift on a 6" suspension lift with 38's. A kid at my school drives a truck with those same specs and it looks gorgeous. There's another kid who drives an 11" lifted chevy 1/2 ton on 40's, but i dont know who he is. I never see him getting in or out of his truck or i would ask him where he got the lift from. It's a beast though, a friend of mine said he got in it and he had to walk up the tire to get in.
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    That the other idea I had the 3" body and the 6" suspension lifts with the 35's and 20's Im not sure which one Ill end up getting but I know Im getting a lift.
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    well if your looking to show off how good u are at customizing and such..and your wanting to go wqith a 40" tire..i would look into doing a solid axle swap and beefing up the suspension all around..then think about going big..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z71_usmc_rebel View Post
    well if your looking to show off how good u are at customizing and such..and your wanting to go wqith a 40" tire..i would look into doing a solid axle swap and beefing up the suspension all around..then think about going big..
    i agree. i would spend the money you are gonna use on an extra set of designated off road tires and do a solid axle swap. the IFS on 40's is gonna cry and the axle shafts will be breaking left and right. they are not very strong. the solid axle swap is the best thing to do if you are going wiht a big lift. do the 6 inch lift and 3" body and 38's, that will work great with the SAS. heres a link to a good suspension site and a link to a SAS swap kit. you will also have to find an axle to swap in as well (junkyard dana 60)
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    9" lift on 35s is way to small. 38-40's on 22s and you will also need to at least re gear if not completely do an axle swap on the rear end as well. might think about new brakes as well.
    Last edited by common dude; 09-30-2008 at 07:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4_only View Post
    FOr an 8" you should be running 36's but definately do not run a 22" rim. I'm not sure why everybody thinks the bigger the rim the better.

    If you're going to do any serious off roading, stick with a 17" or 18" rim. NOt to mention you'll save a hell of a lot more when it comes to replacing tires for a 17" rim compared to a tire for a 22" rim.
    I'm not saying anyone should run 22's. Putting 2 grand in wheels on a truck thats going to be going through mud and bouncing off rocks is an awful idea.
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    Yea I know its a bad idea to run 22's thru the mud, it just dont make an sense. I think the 6" suspension with the 3" body is what Ill end up doing, that is unless I get crazy and go nuts with the truck and do the solid axle swap.

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    After looking at that Silverado I need to take a cold shower.

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