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    Hi, my tim and i have a 2008 ltz chevy 4x4 1500 black truck. I'am wanting to lift it up 8 inch or higher . Because like to have 37 on it. need to know the best way to do it and best lift?

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    welcome to the site from san fran, ca
    2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
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    thanks. you have any idea about a good lift

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    Hey Tim welcome to the club. There are a lot of threads about lift & leveling kits on here, but I can't advise you on the best 8" lift.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    Welcome to the G M T C ! Just like mentioned already, check out the different forums for some good info' on lifting.

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Hey Tim, here's a good link that should help to answer some of your lift questions

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    Hey, Tim. Welcome to the club! My cousin upgraded his the lift on his 2008 Silverado 4x4 a while back so that he could fit 37's. He has a 6 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body lift and I think it looks great (and I generally don't like body lifts). That's only one of several options, though.

    Here's a picture of his truck for reference.

    Also... with a black truck, you should check out AllBlkdOut07's truck. There are very few black Silverados that have approached the sheer AWESOMENESS of his truck (and the ones that do give it a run for its money, also belong to users on this site. Anyway, here is AllBlkdOut's truck:

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    Welcome to the club, it really depends on how much you want to spend. 8 inches is not going to clear 37's. If money is not an option check out they have a 10 - 12 inch lift that will clear 37's, but of course it will cost you.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
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    Welcome to the site!
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    Welcome to the club. CST suspension makes a 8" lift for your truck that MAY clear the 37's. You may need to add a ZoneSuspension 1.5" body lift.

    ---------- Post added at 11:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:39 AM ----------

    I forgot in my last post, you most likely will have to regear with the 37's unless your truck came with 4.10 gears (most likely not) because the transmission won't like the 37's with the stock (3.42 gears).

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