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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default 1997 Chevy s-10 zr2 lift options.

In a couple of weeks I am going to be helping my cousin lift his zr2 S-10. He wants to keep it simple, 33's, a little lift and a body level. what would be the best way to accomplish this? thanks.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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whats his budget? tell him to look into the superlift kit http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...7&t_pn=SUPK328
i've heard a few people who have this kit say they like it very much.
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The only real lift kits that I know of are either some kind of 6" suspension lift, or a 2-3" body lift. You can crank torsion bars for a couple inches if your into that and do shackles in the rear.

His budget is the big question.
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I fit 33's with a body lift. Crank the t-bars a little bit if it still rubs , but I wouldnt crank them any more than 1.5"-2". The lift options are either the 5 inch BDS , the 6 inch Superlift or a 2 inch body lift. The 3 inch body lift from the old style s series can be modified to fit the zr2.

33x10.5's are alot easier to fit than 33x12.5's.

What rims is he going to be running ?
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Thanks guys. I am going to suggest to him a 2" body lift, 2" on the torsion bars and I will make him some 1.5" shackles. I am pretty sure he will be running stock rims. I have suggested 33x10.5, I have a set for my zj and will be runnung them soon. His main concern is fitting the 33's and making the truck level. He is still concerned with form over function.
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I have a 2" body lift on my zr2 and i was able to fit 32x11.50 with a little trimming on the front bumper. i had to crank the torsion bars a little but not even have way and i went with a 0 offset rim with i believe close to stock backspacing but dont hold to that lol
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Stock backspacing is 6".

I had just a 2" body lift with 30's, and a set of Cragars with 4" of backspacing and it rubbed at full lock. That was not a ZR2 though
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Yeah

2" BDS or PA body lift
3" PA body lift for a 94 ZR2 (all works the same but the rear bumper brackets, they will need to be fabbed up)
2" superlift (even with this kit 1.5" over Z height is the only "SAFE" crank. So skip it and crank 1.5" and add 1.5" or 2" shackles)
5" BDS suspension
6" superlift suspension

It all depends on what tire he goes with as the actual size differs alot. Most 33's range from 32"-34"

Also depends on how he will wheel it.

I have 5" BDS, 1" body lift with almost 33's and I rub on hard compression and full lock turns...
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Or better yet if he has the money/time to go SFA, Diversfield Creations in Brightion is now offering an awsome 4-link "kit" that is set up to use a TJ turd 30, dana 44, or any axle with those mounts.
http://www.diversifiedcreations.com/...uctsSASKit.asp
pics...
http://www.diversifiedcreations.com/...ory.asp?id=105

Also if he decides to go with a suspension lift Mike is having his 5th anniversary car and truck show next SAT. And he has told us that the BDS kits will be for sale at an all time lowest price of the year that day...
http://www.diversifiedcreations.com/dcDefault.asp

Also if he is not a member of ZR2usa.com please tell him to join. He will find alot more info there.
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