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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Smile Need advice for lift

I just bought an 02 chevy 1500 4x4 single cab short box. I want to lift it and can't decide between a 4in or 6in suspension lift. Also what size tires would look best with either lift. This wouldn't be for offroading, I have my Jeep for that. Any advice on what size to go or what brand lift would be best? I want it to look badass without breaking down all the damn time lol ;)

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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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no break downs? Go SAS. Other than that, 33's with a 4" and 35 with a 6". Lifts vary, but all are very similar. Ive heard good things about Zone Offroad, not sure if they have anything for a 2002 though.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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I have a Rough country 6 inch lift kit and love it. They offer an excellent warranty and went over and beyond for me when i ruined a part with my own stupidity during install.
35 inch tires are what is recommended with the 6 inch lift. Get the steering stabilizer for it as well, it helps.

Make sure you have extra money set aside when doing this, you never know what you may find needs replacing in the front end while your doing all this.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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no break downs? Go SAS. Other than that, 33's with a 4" and 35 with a 6". Lifts vary, but all are very similar. Ive heard good things about Zone Offroad, not sure if they have anything for a 2002 though.
He will not be off roading this, he will be fine with the IFS. I am very hard on my truck and do go off road with it quite often to get to clean up sites and in the two years my truck has been lifted i have not gone through a single front end part. In the summer i run heavy ass military 37's as well which should really rag out front end parts but like i said i have not had any issues.
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Ya, since he isnt going offroad, SAS would be a bit extreme. But always a measure to look at.
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go 6" you will be dissapointed for spending almost the same coin for a lesser lift. I have installed many lifts and they all offer something a little different, but all accomplish the goal. So it is more of what you want out of the lift depends on how much you spend.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #7
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if its just a mall crawler u can stuff 35s under it with a 4inch lift u eill just have to trim the plastic lower bumper valence
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