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What would be the best lift for my truck?

I'd like to put 35 inch tires on.

What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby uga5109 [OP] » Aug 05 2011, 12:54am

So I just got my truck and am still learning as far as lifts. What would be the best option for my truck? I go offroad every now and then, but not everyday. And I'm hoping to get 35's on there. So body? Suspension? Just a level? Help me out.
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Re: Lift?

Postby uga5109 [OP] » Aug 05 2011, 12:59am

Correction: I PLAN on going off road every now and then. Lol You really can't do much in a stock Trailblazer (previous vehicle)
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Re: Lift?

Postby bobbabouie91 » Aug 05 2011, 1:21am

If you're wanting to tuck 35's you're gonna need a minimum of 6 inches of lift. Leveling won't do the trick. I wouldn't personally recommend a body lift, but that's just my opinion. I think the look of all that frame showing looks terrible, depending on the lift you will have to modify your steering system, and either your rear bumper sits how ever many inches below the bed or you get a kit to raise it and its no longer functional for towing. Some people mix it up with, for example, a 3 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body lift to help offset the terrible looks. But I'd recommend spending the extra money and going with a suspension lift capable of tucking those tires. Rough country offers a 7.5 inch lift that will tuck them. Some people don't like Rough Country lifts but I've always heard good things from everyone I know that has one and that's what I plan on installing on my truck. Heres' the link http://www.roughcountry.com/suspension/ ... 500_7.html
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Re: Lift?

Postby uga5109 [OP] » Aug 05 2011, 2:43am

Thanks for the advice. Do you think I could do 33's on a 4 inch? I'm trying to avoid taking it up TOO much, cause then the wife will have a hard time, ya know? (I was gonna get a suburban with a 9 in and she had no hope of getting in there haha)
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Postby bobbabouie91 » Aug 05 2011, 3:02am

Rough country also has a 5 inch lift for the same price that's good for 33's
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Re: What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby Blakelocati » Aug 05 2011, 5:01am

uga5109 wrote:So I just got my truck and am still learning as far as lifts. What would be the best option for my truck? I go offroad every now and then, but not everyday. And I'm hoping to get 35's on there. So body? Suspension? Just a level? Help me out.


Your going to need a 6" or taller lift kit to fit 35's without major rubbing. If you are looking for a really high end kit then look at procomp, bds, etc. If you are looking for affordable kits, then look at Zone offroading. I've heard good things about the Zone 6.5" lift. The kit will allow you to fit 35's and is much cheaper than some of the other kits out there.

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Re: What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby Blakelocati » Aug 05 2011, 5:04am

You could also fit 33's with just a leveling kit. I have a 2.5" leveling kit from Top Gun Customz with 33's and I have no rubbing. I would suggest you don't go with rough country. I haven't heard much good about them and they will really change the stock ride. They are called "rough country" for a reason. haha
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Re: What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby uga5109 [OP] » Aug 05 2011, 5:32am

Ya my brother in law said a leveling kit would be best too. Are those pretty easy for DIY or should I just pay $_____ to get it done?
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Re: What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby Blakelocati » Aug 05 2011, 5:38am

My friend and I did mine ourselves. My friend has some experience working on his own cars, but overall it was pretty easy. If you follow the directions then you won't have a problem. Especially if you have a friend there to help. My friend and I did it in 1 hour 15, so it's not worth paying for. Just make sure you tighten everything up well, and then re-tighten it within 500 or so miles. :D

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Re: What would be the best lift for my truck?

Postby uga5109 [OP] » Aug 05 2011, 4:59pm

Ya I was really planning on tackling myself, cause I haven't done one before. A few of my buddies back home are pretty good with them so I'll have one of them supervise so I don't kill myself, or worse: Ruin my truck.
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