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4 or 6 inch suspension lift

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by GunRock0811, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. GunRock0811

    GunRock0811 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I just installed a 3 inch body lift on my 05 silverado ext cab 4x4. This was my first time doing this and am not quite happy with the height. I've been thinking about getting a 4 inch suspension lift to add to the body lift. I want to run 35's and thought a 6 inch suspension lift plus the 3 inch body might make the 35's seem too small. Which is a better way to go? The six or the four?
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    always go bigger!!! does your truck have the manual shifter in the floor or the automatic? i'm wanting to put a body lift on my truck with my 6" suspension. i say go bigger because then if you want in the future you can go with a bigger tire and not have to redue everything you've already did.
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    i would go with just the 4in cuz with a 6 and a body lift u can run 37's easy
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    Lancer, I have the manual shifter on the floor. You are a terrrible influence by the way, now I have all kinds of ideas in my head.

    Sharpshooterusmc, Semper Fi. I got out last september. Yeah..I like your thinking too, this is gonna be a tough one. I was looking for 4 inch suspension lifts last night for my year truck and couldn't come up with much. Most of them seemed to be for 07 and up. Anyone got any good recommendations?
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    How did you extend your floor shifter? I am looking at ditching my spacers that I added to my 6 inch lift and throwing a body lift on mine, but I have the floor shifter so the most I could do without extending it somehow is the Zone 1.5" BL, but I want a 3".
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    lancer New Member

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    bad influence?? come on man everything is better bigger!!!!:happy: haha good luck!!
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    3 inch body on that truck you can clear 35's but you wont have as much flex. with a 4 inch lift without the body lift you can clear 35's. on the internet sites where it says a 6 inch lift calls for 35's it means so you can have stock flex and all the stock ride quality and everything. i know a guy with a 91 yoter which is suprisingly very similar to chevy trucks he has a 4inch suspension and 35's and he has plenty of flex to go wherever that truck feels like goin and his truck rides fine. i would nut up and go ahead and roll 35's on the body lift or take the body lift off and add a 4 inch suspension and roll 35's or the 6 inch and 37's. but thats my personal opinion. hope i helped you out on your decision.
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    look on ntwonline.com, rockymountainsusp.com, 4wheelparts.com, jackit.com(i know it kinda looks like a porn site but it isnt) those are about the best ones i can think of right off the top of my head
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    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    Skyjacker makes a 3" suspension lift for your truck thats easy to install because you dont have to drop the front diff. out to install. Takes about 4-5hours to install. This will give you the 6" lift for your 35s and not make them look to small.
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    I've heard you can fit 35's with just a 3 inch body but that it is kind of hit and miss. My buddy has them on his 2000 silverado with just a 3 inch lift. I just dont want to buy the tires then find out they won't fit. Another one of my friends has a 98 silverado I believe, he's got a 3in body and 3 inch suspension with 35s and those things rub on sharp turns but not too bad. I think I'm gonna go with the 3 or 4, thanks for all the help guys!
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