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Thread: 98 silverado?

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    hey guys just a few questions...

    i will be soon buying a 97 silverado. its not a Z71, i dont know what model it is... its got 107,000 on the clock and is in pretty good condition... it is a 4wd and has a V8 though i do know that, oh, and i know its blue, lol.

    i just wanna know if there is any well known problems with these years of silverados or anything i can expect. and this truck is going to be used for commuting, some regular, but not too extreme off roading(so how big of a lift, tires etc....), and hauling my motorcycle around, because i stunt ride motorcycles...

    as of now im thinkin sonewhere in the range of 3-5 inch lift and probably some 33's or 35's. obviously i dont want it to be too huge because i have to get my bike in and out of the bed...

    any help is appreciated thanks!
    Last edited by Cros89; 11-16-2008 at 01:53 AM.

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    one other thing for the offroad use... should i also invest in some detroit lockers or some sort of limited slip diff?

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    I have a 95 4wd and a 98 2wd and they are by far the toughest trucks I've ever owned I cant kill my old 95 and I have tried so I think you'll be fine with your new truck, and it sounds like your on the right track with the lift and tires. Good luck
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    agreed they are pretty tough trucks!
    if your going to be putting a bike in the back i would reccomed a 4 inch lift w 33's

    if your doing any off roading IMO i would say get a loccer .. Detroit is a good brand, along w eaton, . im drawing a blank on any others .. sorry


    keep us posted on your decision



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    alright good deal. i just realized that i put 98 in the title and its really a 97... but whatever, im glad to hear that its gonna be pretty tough! who are some good companies that make lifts for not a small fortune? im just a collage kid so im not exactly rolling in money but im not broke either i guess.... and im not gonna just get a body lift...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cros89 View Post
    alright good deal. i just realized that i put 98 in the title and its really a 97... but whatever, im glad to hear that its gonna be pretty tough! who are some good companies that make lifts for not a small fortune? im just a collage kid so im not exactly rolling in money but im not broke either i guess.... and im not gonna just get a body lift...
    i saw that too lol

    well rough counrty is an inexpensive lift .. their shocks are horrible .
    fabtech,superlift,rubicon express,skyjacker are all good lifts.. lemme see if i can get cha a link .............
    Ryan

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
    4inch suspension 3inch body
    Straight 6 (383 Stroker within a year)
    36inch SuperSwamper TSL.
    105,000
    Detroit Loccers
    Daily Driver Weekend Wheeler
    much more...

    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
    Leer Bed Cover(for sale)
    50k miles
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    this is skyjacker .
    the truck in the pic is one w a a 6inch & 35's
    it would look sweet & there is a small price diffrence between the 6 & 4 you have to consider getting a bike in the bed
    http://www.skyjacker.com/products/pr...tail/?id=38114
    Ryan

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
    4inch suspension 3inch body
    Straight 6 (383 Stroker within a year)
    36inch SuperSwamper TSL.
    105,000
    Detroit Loccers
    Daily Driver Weekend Wheeler
    much more...

    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
    Leer Bed Cover(for sale)
    50k miles
    :glasses:




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    Good Truck, I used to own a 97 Sold it with 180,000 miles and it still ran like new. My neighbor had same truck with 300 000 miles and neither of us ever had any problems.

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    would the skyjacker 2.5 inch lift even be worth it? will it atleast make a little bit of difference? just wondering because its alot cheaper... and could i fit 33's or 35's with it still being function able?

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    what are so bad about the rough country shocks?? what if i bought that lift (cheaper) then bought some other brand of shocks... like skyjacker or something? or do i not wanna do that?

    oh yea... does this truck come with a 15 or 16 inch wheel? what are some good tires and/or wheels to get for not alot of cash also? probably 33's or 35's...
    Last edited by Cros89; 11-17-2008 at 02:14 PM.

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