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Old September 1st, 2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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i have a 95 silverado k1500 and i want to lift it. im too poor for a suspension lift so im gonna crank up the t-bars. from what i hear i could get 2 inches of lift from the stock keys and then put blocks on the back. is this gonna work? i still have to drive it on the road and with that much lift, i was wonderin how big of tires i could go with the stock wheels. help?
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Old September 1st, 2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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It'll work but if the mney you'll spend in balljoints and front tires a Suspension lift would be cheaper in the long run...
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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what if i put ford keys on it?
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U can fit 285s on it stock. I have a 95 tahoe and it sat super low before, i went to discount tire and they said that you can fit 285s with easy, and they were right and i dont rub a single bit.
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Just remember if you crank your torsion bars, you no longer have that 2 inches of downward wheel travel.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #6
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If you want a cheap lift for tire clearance you can get a 3" body lift for about $150.. And 3-4 hrs of install time, than you can clear 33" tire no problem..
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so a two or three inch body lift would be better than just cranking the bars? i mostly just mud but its also my street ride and im runnin 265 A/Ts right now and i tend to bottom out.
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URr bottoming out with 265s? I would say go with 285s and crank the torsion bars if you have to a little bit. Becasue ive never rubed with my 285s.
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don't crank the t-bars. I did and i'm getting some binding and noise from the front end at times. if you're bottoming out then you need new shocks or a new suspension. my truck was hard enough to keep aligned before i cranked the tbars, now it's impossible which is causing the tires to wear a little unevenly. if you're serious about the mudding you do then just save up some cash and either do the body lift or a suspension lift. if it were me, i'd wait till i had cash for the latter of the two.
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As for daily driving I am dring my 92 GMC on 38's daily...

7 inch suspension lift, 3" body..
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You can safely crank about 1.5 inches without many problems. I would do that and a body lift with a 33 or 35 inch tire depending on if you want to stuff or not. As for rubbing 285's I do with 1.5 inches of crank and 1.5 inch block in the back.
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