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    Default Advice on lifting a 2500 Hd 4x4

    Need some input, I'm a newb to most of the lifting, suspension and tire/wheel thing. Own a 2010 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 Duramax. Want to lift it and add new tires and wheels, DON'T want to lose the towing, handling and general performance of the truck. Will be towing a 5th wheel in the future and don't want to have to redo the lift to compensate for towing a 5th wheel.
    Would like to go with some 18" wheels and 33" tires approx.
    Would like to lift about 2.5" to 4" inches.
    also dont want to put anything else into suspension, maybe air bags?
    Want to keep the great ride this truck came with, but still want a lifted look!!
    Any ideas will be appreciated

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    If your just looking at 2.5 to 4 inches I think that would be more of a leveling kit, since those sit pretty high in the rear. this will give it a bigger look and 33's will easily fit. Also wont mess with any of the ride qualities. Air bags in the rear will be nice when towing as well. Its on my list of goodies this summer.
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    Your speedometer will be off a little but shouldnt need to worry much about regearing with only 33's. Does yours have the 4.10 gear in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsfloyd View Post
    Your speedometer will be off a little but shouldnt need to worry much about regearing with only 33's. Does yours have the 4.10 gear in it?
    Yes I'm pretty sure it does, will need to check

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    my father is running a 2008 gmc 2500 hd duramax with a 2.5" leveling kit and LT285/55/r20 and the rim has a +10mm offeset

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    Slam it! Just kiddin, my 22's f'd up my spedo, up or down the once you mess with those rims and tires it can be a bit of a mess to dial it in.
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