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2011 Crew Cab and Zone Offroad lift

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by John Hankel, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. John Hankel

    John Hankel New Member

    Let me say I really like this site and found a lot of good information. I use my truck as a daily driver and towing antique cars and tractors. So I am not looking to lift it sky high or take away any of the drivability or handling of the stock ride. I just want to have the truck look a little different than the rest of the trucks.

    I have not found much in this section about the Zone Offroad 2" lift kit for the NBS trucks. I know on their website it indicates you can run a 285-55R20 tire on factory rims, which would be 32.5 tall and 11.7 wide. I have the 18" rims and was looking at this kit when it is time to replace my tires. I was thinking I wanted to run 275-70R18 tires which are 33.2 tall and 11.1 wide.

    Anyone tried this kit with this size tire or larger? I know there are people who say they are running 33" tires with just a leveling kit.
  2. TELORVEHC

    TELORVEHC New Member 1000 Posts

    The tire sizes you mentioned are all around 33". You should be ok with a 2" lift to fit 33s. However, every truck is different and you may have to do some trimming to alleviate any rubbing issues if they arise.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  3. Blackout07

    Blackout07 New Member

    Agreed. The "definition" of 33's varies widely. 275/70's will rub some.
  4. John Hankel

    John Hankel New Member

    So I have been looking for different kits the last few days and really like the options of the Fat Bobs Garage kits. I was thinking the 2.5" front and 1" or 1.5" rear block or the rear leaf kit. I have a few questions in to them about the hardware and the approx. lift of the add a leaf with a new truck.

    Anyone have one of these kits? They are a reinforced nylon front spacers, just like the RC kit. I know I want to add a little height to the back since I tow frequently and do not want a real badly dropped rear in those cases. The add a leafs are a nice feature since they would help eliminate the drop when I do tow.
  5. ajarman

    ajarman New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Dont know much about those kits, but the ReadyLift 2.25 with the rear blocks either 2" or 3" is a sweet looking setup. I loved mine with the level and 2" block.
  6. John Hankel

    John Hankel New Member

    So I heard back from Fat Bob's Garage about their kits. The front spacers are fiberglass reinforced nylon and the rear blocks are cast steel. They also use grade 8 hardware for the ubolts and all of the fasteners. One of the employees posts on another truck bulletin board and offered a 10% discount for finding out about them from the forums.
    That would make the kit I was looking at $134 with free shipping. I think I will give it a try and see if it is the look that I want. I have a few miles to go before I start thinking about new tires, but I will like the look all the same.
  7. Falcone

    Falcone New Member

    Do you have pictures of this? Its what I was thinking of doing, the 2.25 and a 2 in the back. I don't want to level, just bump it all up and maybe a hair more level.

    Or I was thinking the 5100's all round which would do 2" right?
  8. ajarman

    ajarman New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I do have a few pics but can't get photobucket to work ok the iPhone. Just look at my thread titled pics of my '08 Silverado.
  9. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Ha,Ha, you have an Iphone.
  10. ajarman

    ajarman New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Adam, whore out a pic of my truck leveled and clear out some of your PM's. Had something funny to send you today and you were slam full.

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