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92 Regular Cab Z71, 35 inch Mickeys, RECOMMEND A LIFT PLEASE!!!

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by MyrtleBeachZ71, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. MyrtleBeachZ71

    MyrtleBeachZ71 New Member

    Hey Guys,

    I'm not new to auto forums, been an active supporting member of 2 Jeep forums for 3 years. HOWEVER, I just sold my jeep, and bought a 92 Regular Cab C1500 Z71 with the 5.7 350. Of course, it's 4x4, lol.

    I just got the truck last night. The seller put a brand new set of 315/75/16 Mickey T Baja MTZ' s on the truck. He installed the Ford Keys, but didn't lift the truck, so the tires are rubbing when I turn...DUH!!

    Anyway, I'm looking for advice on the best way to eliminate the tire rub and lift the truck. From a half hour of google research, I'm finding that there aren't alot of options, or at least, I'm not finding them. I've found a Fabtech kit, and a Rancho kit, but think that there's gotta be more out there I'm just not looking in the right place or something.

    SO, I'm reaching out to you guys for advice. I'm gonna search the forum's previous posts as well, but because I'm looking for a fast answer so I can get this done asap and eliminate additional wear on these brand new tires, I started this new post.


    How high do I need to go? I'm thinking at least 3 inches, but the more the merrier!

    I wanna do it right....money isn't my concern, the job done right is. I want it to last and don't want to end up spending more money in the future on driveline/suspension/front end repairs because the job was halfway done.

    I wanna find the best price on it, and would love to support a forum vendor if able to!!

    THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IN ADVANCE!
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. You will need a 6" lift in order to run the Mickeys and MAY have to trim the front bumper a LITTLE. Fabtech makes good quality kits, BUT for your year/body style truck there kit moves the front wheels out 2" each side while the rears stay in the stock position. It looks like ass. Years ago a customer had us install a Fabtech kit on his '96 Chevy (we told him not to) and when he saw the truck he didn't even take the truck home. He paid us to remove the kit and had us installed a Rancho kit. I have the same Rancho kit on my '96 Suburban. Its a great kit because it has a 1-piece weld subframe and the upper control arm brackets are boxed in and gusseted. Its been on the 'Burb since '97. Great kit. One last thing, when you look at the pictures in Fabtech's catolog for your truck they never show a picture head on because then you can see how far out the wheels/tires stick out. They always have a side/angle picture.
  3. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. X2 on STBs assessment of the Fabtech kit. I saw one with the FT kit & it looked horrendous. They stuck so far out, that they looked like they were mounted on the truck next to it :)
  4. alabamaxrebel

    alabamaxrebel Rockstar 100 Posts

  5. racekid91

    racekid91 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    If you want to keep your truck IFS, then look at the BDS lift, Rancho or Superlift kit. Best three out there for our trucks.

    However, if you're worried about keeping the front end together, I'd go Solid Front Axle. A dana44, 14 bolt is so common now with the GMT400 trucks, and there is lot's of info. My Tahoe is going SFA at some point, Dana60 and 14Bolt FF.

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