Lift time

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by NagRuTan, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. NagRuTan

    NagRuTan Rockstar


    Over the course of the summer I have done the following to the burb. New rubber right when i bought it (will be replaced), brush guard and 8" kc's, cold air intake, and now cat back 3" duals with a set of flowmaster 44's. Now I'm looking to get my lift done in the next week or two (hopefully before the snow flies). I would like some opinions and suggestions on the lift that I'm leaning towards and would really like some help on picking out some new rims and 35's. The lift kit I'm thinking of is a Pro Comp 6" lift with mx6 shocks

    Tire and rim wise I'm still undecided (soooo many options). What I'm looking for in rims has to have the correct back space 4.5-5" and I would like them simplistic and black. (this summer the truck will be murdered out with the new paint job, all plastic and trim will be removed, all door handles will be shaved, and anything detrimental thats chrome like bumpers will be replaced with black versions) As for the tires I'm looking at 35's that will lean more towards the aggressive side.

    Any and all suggestions and opinions would be appreciated!!!!!


    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    I have no experience with Pro Comp lifts but I know that BDS, Rancho, CST and Skyjacker are some of the best lift kits out there. As for wheels and tires, These are some of my favorite aftermarket wheels

    Pro Comp

    Mickey Thompson

    Dick Cepek

    and the XD line of wheels by KMC

    many of these are available in black as well. The XD Monster, XD Hoss, and XD Addict are my favorites for the XD rims. Motometals look decent as well. I run the Cragar Soft 8's on my truck, they're under $70 a piece at Summit Racing last time I checked (for 16" wheels at least....), just as another suggestion.

    As for tires, BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO's, BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2's, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, Goodyear Wrangler MTR, Nitto Trail Grappler, and Toyo Open Country M/T's are all good aggressive tread tires.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I would go with the BDS kit. I have that on my 95 and it is a very nice kit.
  4. NagRuTan

    NagRuTan Rockstar


    Not seeing a lift for my year, am i missing something on the BDS site?

  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  6. Naptime

    Naptime Rockstar 100 Posts

    Gotta say. I've got a 6" lift. Did have 35's on it and they would make contact with the rear of the wheel well when turning into parking lots.
    I ended up getting a set of 20" wheels and 33's, no more rubbing. I'd like to see that little bit more rubber in that wheel well.
    But for now, the 33s are growing on me.
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I had ProComp on my '96 'Burb for a year and replaced it with a Rancho kit. The ProComp creeked, mouned and handled like cr*p. The Rancho is still on the 'Burb since '97 and no issues at all. The Rancho has a welded one-piece lower subframe and gusseted upper control arm brackets so theres no creeking and mouning. I run 35" tires with a 16X10 wheel and had to trim the front bumper just a little.
  8. NagRuTan

    NagRuTan Rockstar

  9. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Yep, I had to make a trip to them one time. I don't remember what it was for, but their customer service is awesome.
  10. NagRuTan

    NagRuTan Rockstar

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