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    Default 08 Silverado Lift/Tires Question

    Hey there,

    I am planning on lifting my 08 Silverado in the next month or so. I would like to go with a 4in ProComp lift. I would also like to be rolling on 35's. Would a 4in lift provide enough ground clearance for the tires? I wouldn't want t have to worry about rubbing or troubles when offroading.


    Any advice would be appreciated!

    (Planning on KM2's running on Ballistic offroad wheels)
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    With the 4" lift, 35's would be a tight squeeze. You could run 33's with a 4" lift. The price difference between the 4 and 6 inch lifts is usally around $100 so why not go 6"?
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    I think 6 inch would look nice, but 4 is more practical for offroading and everything that I plan to do. Would 33's look small on a 4in lift? One of my friends is running 32's and they look pretty small w/ a 4in.

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    I guess it all depends on how big of wheels you have. The smaller the wheel, the bigger the tire looks. A 33" tire on 17" wheels looks smaller than the same tire on 16" wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpenterGuy View Post
    I guess it all depends on how big of wheels you have. The smaller the wheel, the bigger the tire looks. A 33" tire on 17" wheels looks smaller than the same tire on 16" wheels.
    agreed!

    I would go with a 6in due to the small price diffrence
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    IMO, there isn't much difference between a 4" and a 6" lift, except 35s look sweet on the new silverado under a 6" lift. 4" lift w. 35s would be very very stuffed and they would rub, a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtracer455 View Post
    Hey there,

    I am planning on lifting my 08 Silverado in the next month or so. I would like to go with a 4in ProComp lift. I would also like to be rolling on 35's. Would a 4in lift provide enough ground clearance for the tires? I wouldn't want t have to worry about rubbing or troubles when offroading.


    Any advice would be appreciated!

    (Planning on KM2's running on Ballistic offroad wheels)
    I haven't seen any advertisements for the 4" lift kit on their website. Is that custom or is it the same 6" kit with some mods?
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    First of all ProComp doesn't make a 4" lift. I think you can get a leveling kit but the lifts start at 6". One of the guys I work with did a 4 and hated life with 35s. Ended up changing it to a 6" and is very happy. If you decide to go with a 4 Rancho was the only name brand that I could find that offered one. My 08 3500 will be done tomorrow night. I'll post some picks (6" RCD lift with 35x12.5x20 Toto MTs and Ultra 20 chromes). Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig View Post
    First of all ProComp doesn't make a 4" lift. I think you can get a leveling kit but the lifts start at 6". One of the guys I work with did a 4 and hated life with 35s. Ended up changing it to a 6" and is very happy. If you decide to go with a 4 Rancho was the only name brand that I could find that offered one. My 08 3500 will be done tomorrow night. I'll post some picks (6" RCD lift with 35x12.5x20 Toto MTs and Ultra 20 chromes). Can't wait!
    Let us know how the ride is.

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    I think Rancho claims to have a 4" suspension lift that will fit 35's. www.gorancho.com

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