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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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1/2 ton Chevy lift kit suggestions??

A co-workers son want to get a 6" lift for a '95 Chevy Z71.
He wants to know what would be a good kit to get.
Doesn't have a ton of money for big dollar money no object kit
but doesn't want to get a cheap kit that doesn't "do it right".
I told him I would ask here if anyone had any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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You get what you pay for in a IFS lift kit.. superlift or skyjacker are probably the best for the price. Fabtech and pro-comp are best but you will pay for it. If its a street truck onlt then look at whiplash kits
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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SAS or Bust!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Zone is a good kit for the $$
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Old January 10th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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What does he plan to do with the truck? If he is going to take it off road, he will go thru front end part no matter what kit he puts on it. I have had my Dick Cepek on my 95 Tahoe for almost 5 years now. Tie rods are a once a year deal. My buddy procomp on his 95 Z71 is the same. We both run the trucks off road.

I am not doing a SAS on my Tahoe. If I knew I would have to replace front end parts like I have, I would have dropped the extra 1000 in a SAS in the first place.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for your input!!
I talked to him again after seeing the prices ranging from
$1100 to $1800 for the kits from the company's suggested.
He asked about maybe getting the 2" kit from Zone $145 for
Leveling keys and blocks for the rear. Then getting a 3" body
lift for a total of 5".
He said that he is looking for more show than go and will only
be using the truck off road for an occational visit to a local gravel pit.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for your input!!
I talked to him again after seeing the prices ranging from
$1100 to $1800 for the kits from the company's suggested.
He asked about maybe getting the 2" kit from Zone $145 for
Leveling keys and blocks for the rear. Then getting a 3" body
lift for a total of 5".
He said that he is looking for more show than go and will only
be using the truck off road for an occational visit to a local gravel pit.
Your thoughts on this plan????
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #8
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That would work. What size tire is he trying to run? With that set up he should be able to clear 35's. You go much more than that on the street and your asking for trouble. Not to mention even going to 35's is going to screw with his speedometer and gas mileage.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=ChevyRacer1981;2920714] What size tire is he trying to run? /QUOTE]

35's
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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Tell him to buy a jeep, then he can hang with the cool kids.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #11
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A decent cheap way to get 5" lift would be a 3" body and a 2" suspension with consist of new keys and either add-a-leaf or block for the back. Both available at Zone offroad.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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any budget in mind? he can sas the truck with 5-7" lift and 10 bolt/14 bolt for about 700$. cheaper if he wants to work a bit more.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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any budget in mind? he can sas the truck with 5-7" lift and 10 bolt/14 bolt for about 700$. cheaper if he wants to work a bit more.
He's not really interrested in a SAS.
Like I said it's more show than go with occational trip to the gravel pit.
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