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    Default 9" lift with 35s or 36s?

    i have a 2000 1500 silverado and i was thinking about going with a 6" lift with my 3" body lift already on it. with 35s or 36s and 4.56 gears. i wanna go as big as a 1/2 ton would allow

    how do you guys think this setup would look? knowing i have a 1500 4x4 would make it a couple inches shorter then a 2500.

    you think a 9" lift would make the tires look a bit too small? ive gotten a couple inputs from members on this site but would like some more opinons. pictures would be great.

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    A six inch suspension lift with your 3 inch body lift would look awesome. Id stick with 35 inch tires and 4.56 gearing will allow you to pull those tires easily. I wouldnt go over 6 inches in the suspension lift because anymore is just impractical for a daily driver. You'll have one sweet truck then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado Junkie View Post
    A six inch suspension lift with your 3 inch body lift would look awesome. Id stick with 35 inch tires and 4.56 gearing will allow you to pull those tires easily. I wouldnt go over 6 inches in the suspension lift because anymore is just impractical for a daily driver. You'll have one sweet truck then.
    Great! im liking your opinion on this. other opinions would be good also. i just want a couple opinions of others so i could conclude on my decision

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    The only thing i would be worried about, is with all that tension, from the 36" tires, and the 4.56 gear ratio, on our 1/2 ton axles. That would be my only concern. Fitment, and looks, definitely i would go with the 36" tires. Is both tires width 12.5"? Because most 36" tires are 13.5 or more. That's why i'm saying the 36" tires might be a little too much. I would go 36" tires with if they're 12.5" width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ippielb View Post
    The only thing i would be worried about, is with all that tension, from the 36" tires, and the 4.56 gear ratio, on our 1/2 ton axles. That would be my only concern. Fitment, and looks, definitely i would go with the 36" tires. Is both tires width 12.5"? Because most 36" tires are 13.5 or more. That's why i'm saying the 36" tires might be a little too much. I would go 36" tires with if they're 12.5" width.

    so do you think the 35s would look a little too small for a 9" lift? for a 1500

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