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    Default 6" Lift question

    I'm looking to get a 6" lift to run 35" tire and was wondering if anyone has this lift/tire combo. if you do, did you have to upgrade your diff gears as well or is the loss in acceleration negligible? I don't tow anything over 2K lbs. Also, what is your overall height from roof line to pavement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudder69 View Post
    I'm looking to get a 6" lift to run 35" tire and was wondering if anyone has this lift/tire combo. if you do, did you have to upgrade your diff gears as well or is the loss in acceleration negligible? I don't tow anything over 2K lbs. Also, what is your overall height from roof line to pavement?

    thanks!
    What year Silverado do you have Pete? What's the configuration overall too?

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    Hey Steve,

    I have an '06 Silverado Crew Cab z71.
    thanks!
    :glasses: - Pete
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    Pete,

    I'm running a 6" Superlift kit with 35" Pro Comp tires on my '00 1500 Z71 extended cab. If your going to put larger tire on you truck it wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade your gears accordingly, I haven't done mine yet but it's on my list of things to do. Also, your speedometer is going to be off by 10% ie speedometer will show 40 mph but you'll actually be going 45.
    The height of the truck is going to increase by around 8 inches. I'm not sure what my truck was before but now the top of the cab sits right around 6'-10 to 6'-11. Just short enough for me to still get it into the garage.

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    Thanks 4xBill, that's exactly what I needed to know!
    What gear ratio are you planning on going to? 3.73 or 4.11?
    :glasses: - Pete
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    I was planning on putting 4.56 gears in but this is based on research I had odne over the internet. I'd want to talk to the guys at 4 Wheel Parts before I did anything as I'm planning to do it myself.

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    My '01 chevy 1500 4x4 has a 6" fabtech lift with 35's and 17" weld racing wheels. Everything works real well, I have stock gears, wish they were a little lower though.
    Mike - OREGON

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    i would say go with a 4.56 for 35 inch tires as well. gears are not cheap tho and cost a lot toinstall unless you know how to do them yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete95Sierra View Post
    i would say go with a 4.56 for 35 inch tires as well. gears are not cheap tho and cost a lot toinstall unless you know how to do them yourself
    X3 and I wouldn't do gears by myself because if you screw em up, your screwed.
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    I have a Pro Comp 6" lift, with 35x12.50 Pro Comp All-Terrain tires. I had a Detroit Locker, and a set of 5.13's put in it. I had a 4.10 in it and it ate right through it, I have a lead foot. Anyways the 5.13's I bought were from Richmond, and they set me back $1,000 bucks baby! And by the way my truck is slow as hell now, but when I use the four wheel drive it is a BEAR!!!!...........TRPLXL2
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