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Thread: Lift time

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    Question Lift time


    Over the course of the summer I have done the following to the burb. New rubber right when i bought it (will be replaced), brush guard and 8" kc's, cold air intake, and now cat back 3" duals with a set of flowmaster 44's. Now I'm looking to get my lift done in the next week or two (hopefully before the snow flies). I would like some opinions and suggestions on the lift that I'm leaning towards and would really like some help on picking out some new rims and 35's. The lift kit I'm thinking of is a Pro Comp 6" lift with mx6 shocks

    Tire and rim wise I'm still undecided (soooo many options). What I'm looking for in rims has to have the correct back space 4.5-5" and I would like them simplistic and black. (this summer the truck will be murdered out with the new paint job, all plastic and trim will be removed, all door handles will be shaved, and anything detrimental thats chrome like bumpers will be replaced with black versions) As for the tires I'm looking at 35's that will lean more towards the aggressive side.

    Any and all suggestions and opinions would be appreciated!!!!!


    .....ya clock faster and faster till the desire for speed overcomes the fear of bus.....

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    I have no experience with Pro Comp lifts but I know that BDS, Rancho, CST and Skyjacker are some of the best lift kits out there. As for wheels and tires, These are some of my favorite aftermarket wheels

    Pro Comp

    Mickey Thompson

    Dick Cepek

    and the XD line of wheels by KMC

    many of these are available in black as well. The XD Monster, XD Hoss, and XD Addict are my favorites for the XD rims. Motometals look decent as well. I run the Cragar Soft 8's on my truck, they're under $70 a piece at Summit Racing last time I checked (for 16" wheels at least....), just as another suggestion.

    As for tires, BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO's, BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2's, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, Goodyear Wrangler MTR, Nitto Trail Grappler, and Toyo Open Country M/T's are all good aggressive tread 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

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    I would go with the BDS kit. I have that on my 95 and it is a very nice kit.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Not seeing a lift for my year, am i missing something on the BDS site?


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    What year is it?
    You could always call them. They are located in Coldwater, MI.
    Last edited by Pikey; 12-16-2011 at 12:18 PM.

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    Gotta say. I've got a 6" lift. Did have 35's on it and they would make contact with the rear of the wheel well when turning into parking lots.
    I ended up getting a set of 20" wheels and 33's, no more rubbing. I'd like to see that little bit more rubber in that wheel well.
    But for now, the 33s are growing on me.

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    I had ProComp on my '96 'Burb for a year and replaced it with a Rancho kit. The ProComp creeked, mouned and handled like cr*p. The Rancho is still on the 'Burb since '97 and no issues at all. The Rancho has a welded one-piece lower subframe and gusseted upper control arm brackets so theres no creeking and mouning. I run 35" tires with a 16X10 wheel and had to trim the front bumper just a little.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    What year is it?
    You could always call them. They are located in Coldwater, MI.

    99 k2500. I will give em a call. Nice to see that it's in my home state


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    Yep, I had to make a trip to them one time. I don't remember what it was for, but their customer service is awesome.

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    Well I made a choice. I ended up going with a RCD lift and for rubber I went with Pro Comp X-Terrain 35's and some Pro Comp 7047 rims it all goes together on monday!!


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