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08-27-2010, 09:58 PM #1
New wheels and tires
Ok...so I finally put my new wheels and tires on today.
they are Terra Grapplers, 305x70x17 on a 17x8 Ultra Mammoth wheel...
I like the way it turned out...but...I had to turn my torsion bars up about an inch and did a little trimming for the rubbing...no big deal...but the ride is awful now...:(
I was wondering, if I put new shocks on if that would solve the problem???
I am looking at the Rancho's...5000 or 9000...not sure yet...
or do i just have to deal with it until i can get a real lift?
let me know your thoughts...thanks as always...
btw...here are a couple of shots of the new set up...Mike - SoCal
07 Sierra 1500HD
Ultra Mammoth Wheels 17x8
Nitto Terra Grapplers - 305/70/17
Line-X Bedliner and Wheel Wells
NFab Nerf bars
CST 4" Spindle lift
08 Hybrid Tahoe - wifey's ride
McGaughy's 2/3 drop kit
22x9.5 Tyfun Wheels
Nexen Roadians 285/45/22
08-28-2010, 09:12 AM #2
nice looking wheels
2003 Z71 Silverado LS
Access roll up cover
Billet Grill insert
CB with PA system
Waiting to be installed
Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)
08-28-2010, 03:14 PM #3
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Makes your truck look quite beefy... Nice mod!Mike
1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).
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08-28-2010, 03:28 PM #4
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you could always get a bigger torison key so that your stock ones are not turned all the way up plus get a 5000 rancho stock i think a 9000 would be a little to much unless u plan to do alot of off roading. but nice looking wheels2003 chevy silverado ext. cab short bed 5.3 auto
6" pro comp lift / 3" body lift / "2.5 torison key / 4" flip shackle
24x12 chrome kmc chrome rockstars on a 38/13.50 nitto trail grappler
range rover front in / grant kustomz rollpan
2.5% tint all the way around
08-28-2010, 03:46 PM #5
Most likely your front shock is to short . Most leveling kits like ReadyLift give you shock extensions. OffroadUnlimited makes a nice leveling kit for the 2500's that include a longer Bilstein front shock and they over a matching stock length Bilstein rear shock.
08-28-2010, 05:16 PM #6
thanks guys! ok, i will look at getting bigger torsion keys and shocks all around...i'll post more pics when i'm done...
08-28-2010, 05:20 PM #7
Sorry, I forgot your truck looks good! ORU also makes a leveling kit for 1500's.
08-29-2010, 12:17 AM #8
i was messing around today and found that the upper control arm was actually resting on the top of the bump stop..(i think that's what it's called) :p
so i had to back out my torsion bars...lowered it back down about 3/4"...that gave me a gap of about 5/8" from the UCA to the top of the bump stop...so i guess, if i want to go higher, i will need a lift...i trimmed a little bit more for the tires to clear and everything is okie dokie...nice smooth ride again and no rubbing...
and thanks to everyone for their compliments on my ride...
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