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Thread: i need help picking a lift
02-02-2011, 03:55 PM #1
i need help picking a liftok i am looking at putting new wheels and tires on my 2002 silverado 1500 Z71. and the tires i am looking at are the bf goodrich all-terrain LT285/55r20. i was wondering if i should do a suspension lift or a body lift. what should i do and how hig should i go with the lift so i can have the tire clear with no problems. any help is great.
da chiefEATS RAM CRAPS FORD!!!2002 Chevy Silverado K1500Just over 150k milesOne tough truck has gone through alot in the last 3 months:glasses:
02-02-2011, 05:07 PM #2
I think you'll be able to clear those tires with just a leveling kit. But if you are set on a lift kit, either a body lift or suspension lift will work. Just know that a body lift only raises the body of the truck allowing for the use of bigger tires, but a suspension lift will give you more ground clearance overall along with the use of bigger tires.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
02-02-2011, 05:35 PM #3
X2 on the leveling kit for the 285's. I think ReadyLift and OffRoadUnlimited have the best leveling kits for 2002's. ORU has a longer Bilstein front shock and Readylift gives you a shock extension. Also Skyjacker makes a 3" Suspension lift for your truck that is easy to install, its easier than a body lift because you don't have to drop the front diff. out.
02-02-2011, 08:25 PM #4
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Here is my 2005 when it had a leveling kit with 285's on it. The setup went great. Went with a truxxx kit.
here it is.
Last edited by bacol14; 02-02-2011 at 08:30 PM.2005 Silverado
6 inch fabtech suspension lift
17 inch Cragar Soft 8's with 4.5 inch backspace
35 inch BFG All terrains
2500 leaf springs in the back
02-02-2011, 09:18 PM #5
Leveling Kit. Should clear them fine.
Oh, what side of GB are you from? I live on the west side
1995 Chevy Tahoe
02-02-2011, 09:39 PM #6
02-02-2011, 10:40 PM #7
very nice truck exactly the look i want with out being to tall because i dont have a steps on it yet
i live in ashwaubenon not to far from lambeau field
02-03-2011, 07:02 AM #8
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Last edited by bacol14; 02-03-2011 at 07:10 AM.
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