08 Silverado Lift Question

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 08SilverdoMan, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. 08SilverdoMan

    08SilverdoMan New Member

    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: Jan 9, 2012
  2. BigrRed18

    BigrRed18 Rockstar

    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.
  3. 08SilverdoMan

    08SilverdoMan New Member

    Nice, that looks sweet! do you have a link with more or larger pics?
  4. BigrRed18

    BigrRed18 Rockstar

  5. 08SilverdoMan

    08SilverdoMan New Member

    Yeah that's neat, before and after! Where did you get the black Chevy emblem and was it hard to put in/on?
  6. BigrRed18

    BigrRed18 Rockstar

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

    Afalconsvick Member

    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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