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    Default level and lift

    I am trying to find a 2" lift kit for a 1997 Chevy 2500 4x4 or at the least a leveling kit. What I want is enough clearance for 285/75/16 so as to give the differentals additional height for the potholed roads that lead to the worlds greatest fly filshing around. Thanks for the help--Greg

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    Welcome to the club.

    I just put Suspension Maxx torsion bar keys on my 1998 K-2500 Sub for about 1.5 inch lift. Just today I received my Roadmaster Active Suspension which I hope will introduce some additional lift in the rear.

    I'll be doing this install this weekend in support of 17" Hummer wheels with 265-70/17. I know that's shorter than what you want, but by this weekend I should have a better idae of how much lift I get in the back and how it might help you.
    1998 K-2500 Suburban
    454 w/ 4L80E
    Suspension Maxx T-Bar Keys Gibson Cat Back K&N Intake
    Mag-Hytec trans pan and diff cover Hypertech Programmer
    MSD 6A, Blaster Coil & Wires Roadmaster Active Suspension
    Hummer H2 wheels w/ BFG All Terrrain T/A KO

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    Master Mechanic
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    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama


    i put rough country keys on mine and they gave me a little over 2"..but i was able to fit 285/75/16s on even before the leveling kit
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

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    Default Lift or level

    Thanks for the reply and welcome.
    but here seems to be the problem there isn't anything listed for a 97' 2500 truck. I have looked at a lot of manufactures and it appears that the 97' chevy is the b****d child. They must make something for this model. Thanks greg

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    If you have a true 3/4 ton 8 lug application yours is the same as mine. Redneck has a later model 1/2 ton with different lift characteristics.

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    Default Lift or level

    Thanks. I'll give supension maxx a call and place an order. And thanks for all your help.

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    That's what we are here for, to help.

    And to brag about our rides...

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