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    Default 08 Silverado Lift Question

    I just purchased an 08 Silverado, 40k miles. Has a 5.3 V8 flex fuel. I want to add a 5" lift and 33" inch ties on 20" rims. Right now I have 20" with 275/55/20 tires. I have a few questions:

    Would I need to regear from 3.73?
    If I keep my gears the same, how much would my MPG be affected? I currently get about 12 city 16 hwy.
    Would I need extended brake lines for the lift?
    I really want to get the 7.5" lift but would 33's be to small and look funny on that? I wouldn't mind getting the 7.5" lift if the 35's wouldn't strain my tranny and engine too much.

    Thanks guys
    Last edited by 08SilverdoMan; 01-09-2012 at 08:43 PM.

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    thats the same set up as mine just go and look at my thread i put on a few days ago. I dont think the 33s "look funny" on mine just check it out. And i get 13.5mpg with the lift on it so i dont know. But you can probly fit 35s but it is going to strain the engine a little more.

    ---------- Post added at 10:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:59 PM ----------

    oh and you really dont need to regear it as well.
    ----2010 Chevy Silverado-5 inch roughcountry lift--2 inch roughcountry leveling kit--18 inch KMC XD Monsters--33 inch Nitto Trail Grapplers--magnaflow exhaust system-- 12 inch mtx subs--1000 watt kenwood amp--custom subthump box---memphis street edge door speakers-- kenwood radio-- 15% tint----


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    Nice, that looks sweet! do you have a link with more or larger pics?

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    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/394306...d-cab#15496306 I really dont know if this helps at all but i think they a little bit bigger. and thanks man!

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    Yeah that's neat, before and after! Where did you get the black Chevy emblem and was it hard to put in/on?

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    I got it from ebay. well the front one was very easy! but the back one was really difficult im not going to lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08SilverdoMan View Post
    I just purchased an 08 Silverado, 40k miles. Has a 5.3 V8 flex fuel. I want to add a 5" lift and 33" inch ties on 20" rims. Right now I have 20" with 275/55/20 tires. I have a few questions:

    Would I need to regear from 3.73?
    If I keep my gears the same, how much would my MPG be affected? I currently get about 12 city 16 hwy.
    Would I need extended brake lines for the lift?
    I really want to get the 7.5" lift but would 33's be to small and look funny on that? I wouldn't mind getting the 7.5" lift if the 35's wouldn't strain my tranny and engine too much.

    Thanks guys
    I'm in the same position. I want the 7.5" lift, but I'm not sure if I could go with 33's. 35's seem a little large and I as well don't want to strain my engine/trans and I want to keep my gas mileage reasonable. Does anyone have pictures of a 7.5 with 33" ties?

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