Lift kit / type advice

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by RideHeavyINa_CHEVY, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. RideHeavyINa_CHEVY

    RideHeavyINa_CHEVY New Member

    Hey guys... I have previously bought a black 2007 SIlverado 1500 Z71 4x4 crew cab. I am looking to gain some insight and knowledge about lift kits, wheel/tire packages, and upgrades to get the most out of my truck. Any and all info helps. I am looking into 4-5" lift kits and 20' wheels with 35x12.50 tires. thanks and looking forward to it..
  2. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

    Welcome to the Club! Sounds like a good plan but if you want to ride on 35's you'll have to go bigger than a 4-5" kit. You'll have to look more to 7-9" lift or 4" with 2" body lift. But jump over the lifted and offroad forum to help out.
  3. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy New Member

    Welcome to GMTC. Glad to have ya here. :great:
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Welcome from the RTP area of NC! :great:
  5. donyms

    donyms New Member

    Welcome to the club, it's good to have you aboard. :glasses:
  6. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    If your truck is a nnbs then you can fit 35s with the rancho 4 inch kit
  7. RideHeavyINa_CHEVY

    RideHeavyINa_CHEVY New Member

    What is "nnbs" ? I'm new to the lingo.

    I hVe thought about keys and blocks but I don't know how we'll the ride is or the damage it will cause
  8. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    If you have keys then its a 07 classic. Nnbs is the new body style
  9. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Welcome to the GMTC
    As lingo goes NNBS means new new body style trucks from 2007 and after
    NBS means from about 1999-2007(classic style)
    OBS means from 1988-1999/2000(classic style)

    My Tahoe is a OBS, [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION]'s Sierra is a NBS, NNBS is what the new Chevy trucks are.
  10. RideHeavyINa_CHEVY

    RideHeavyINa_CHEVY New Member

    haha Gotcha I have the NNBS (see photos) i am looking for the look more then anything. im not going to be off-roading more then needed and I dont have the cash to damage anything so I want the look more and performance more then durability.
  11. lokalmotive

    lokalmotive New Member

    I've seen new Chevy's around here with 35x12.50R20 tires with little more than a leveling kit and some plastic trimming. They'll fit with just that leveling kit but will scrub unless you trim some. A 4" kit would be more than sufficient to clear a set of 35s.

    Oh and welcome btw!!
  12. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

    I assume that is with stock rims and trim and why a rancho? A little more than 4"?

    I am sorry there is no way 35's fit on a leveling kit, 33's can though.
    If you do 35's with a 20" rims that has a decent negative backspacing and you dont want to trim I would do a 7" lift.

    Example: Full Throttle Suspension 7" lift, Toyo Open Country A/T II 35/12.50/20, KMC XD 20" Diesel Rims
  13. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    Welcome to the G M T C !
  14. lokalmotive

    lokalmotive New Member

    I guess I was misinformed by the guys I've talked to around here with what they say is just a leveling kit and some trimming to fit the 35s. They must not really have any idea what's been done to their trucks. Not surprising with some of the folks around here though. Lol.
  15. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    I just know a few guys running the rancho kit on 35s with no rubbing. And yes rims with very close to stock back spacing. I'm looking to do this becuase I don't need another truck that's to high to fit in my gfs parking deck I hate leaving my vehicles outside her place. And with ifs I don't wanna stress my cvs to much with bad angles. How are the angles with the FTS lift? Picture?
  16. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member


    Sorry for large picture. This is not the same truck as above but it is a 7" FTS with a small 1/4" top spacer. The CV's look pretty good with that kit. I understand the whole want to fit into the garage/ parking deck still, so its a tough call. If you keep the same backspacing I guess a 4" will do but more negative backspacing needs more trim or lift. Its just give and take.
  17. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    Those are good looking angles. I'll most likely be keeping my stock rims for awhile and build my own lift for up front. Yea I have the problem with parking decks cuz my dodge is way to big to fit n anything and my cobras are to low to go over any speed bumps
  18. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator

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    Welcome to the Club!

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