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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #61
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are those all around 6" lift with 33s or 35s?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #62
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the tahoe and 2000 sierra are 36's with 4.88's (there my brothers)(tahoe is since sold) and the silverado had 35's on it and in the pic its got 37's
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #63
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and they all have 6inch, and 3 body tahoe and sierra have super lift and silverado BDS
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #64
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eventually they all did get an add-a-leaf and lift cams as well
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #65
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those are good looking trucks. good job!
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #66
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they are a good looking truck when they are done right
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #67
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anything you see im not doing right?
im going with 6.5 bds lift professional installed
replacing ball joints, tie rod ends in process
putting on 1500 dollar brand new tires and rims balanced
alignment done
and re gearing in the future or immediately if its really bad.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #68
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it will look good, i was just saying ppl who try to put to big of a tire under it will to wide and to much offset wheel and destroy the fenders. and with the gearing it wont be really bad, you can get away with it like i said. but after time the trans will work harder and probably not be real happy with it
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #69
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ok good. well recommended with the lift is 35s and that's what the shop also said. trimming involved? im thinking about skipping the 800 dollar labor and doing this myself. im very capable
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trimming? body wise. will with the silverado and sierra in the pics you can see the lower valance on the bumper is trimmed slightly, and the brackets on the frame for the front diff also needs to be cut off
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Old December 25th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #71
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trimming? body wise. will with the silverado and sierra in the pics you can see the lower valance on the bumper is trimmed slightly, and the brackets on the frame for the front diff also needs to be cut off
Truth. The lower valance will most likely need trimming, but you can't tell it was trimmed once it's done. You will need to cut one part of the control arm/diff mount on the drivers side then weld the plate they give you in to stiffen things back up. If you have the right tools and welder and some know how to do this in a reasonable time, go for it. The biggest hurdle will be the unloading and loading the torsion bars for the keys. If you don't have or can't get the right tool for this, let the pros do the lift.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #72
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Truth. The lower valance will most likely need trimming, but you can't tell it was trimmed once it's done. You will need to cut one part of the control arm/diff mount on the drivers side then weld the plate they give you in to stiffen things back up. If you have the right tools and welder and some know how to do this in a reasonable time, go for it. The biggest hurdle will be the unloading and loading the torsion bars for the keys. If you don't have or can't get the right tool for this, let the pros do the lift.
X2. and torsion bars are not really anything to mess with if you dont know what your doing
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Old December 25th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #73
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cool i think my truck in the avatar would look nice. i would guess those are 35s so that's exactly what id be looking like. i have some thinking to do. its either this lift or just getting a leveling kit and buying a lifted jeep
IMHO get the lifted Jeep, or some other narrow body short wheelbase vehicle, unless all you like is mud wheeling a fullsize is a bitch, you will eat more trees than the other guys and move slower. I have a good friend with an 86 3/4ton that wont wheel any of the places I like to go because he is afraid of the body damage, I wheeled a fullsize ram for a while and took it everywhere, but at the cost of the body. If getting a jeep is an option definilly consider it, keep the chevy as a tow rig, leave it stock so its reliable, and break a jeep, its what they are for.
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IMHO get the lifted Jeep, or some other narrow body short wheelbase vehicle, unless all you like is mud wheeling a fullsize is a bitch, you will eat more trees than the other guys and move slower. I have a good friend with an 86 3/4ton that wont wheel any of the places I like to go because he is afraid of the body damage, I wheeled a fullsize ram for a while and took it everywhere, but at the cost of the body. If getting a jeep is an option definilly consider it, keep the chevy as a tow rig, leave it stock so its reliable, and break a jeep, its what they are for.
yeah this is the route ive been on for a long time with all the xjs. i would love to buy an xj or tj but cant find anything decently built 97 and newer with 33's for 3700 or lower thats nearly rust free
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anything you see im not doing right?
im going with 6.5 bds lift professional installed
replacing ball joints, tie rod ends in process
putting on 1500 dollar brand new tires and rims balanced
alignment done
and re gearing in the future or immediately if its really bad.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #76
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man if ur just gonna lift your truck to fit the 35s on that silverado or sierra just buy that bds body lift and bumper brackets since ur not wheeling it then get a block and torsion keys and they will clear and ride perfectly fine and look good to this is what my buddy did and it works fine then take the money u didnt waste buy an xj or whatever u like and build that for wheeling man just my .02
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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #77
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man if ur just gonna lift your truck to fit the 35s on that silverado or sierra just buy that bds body lift and bumper brackets since ur not wheeling it then get a block and torsion keys and they will clear and ride perfectly fine and look good to this is what my buddy did and it works fine then take the money u didnt waste buy an xj or whatever u like and build that for wheeling man just my .02
Dude, you know this post is like 2 months old right?
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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #78
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Dude, you know this post is like 2 months old right?
and his truck has the lift on already.
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