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Old March 27th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #1
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Curiosity has killed the cat. Recently bought a 90 2500 hd gmc sierra for new dd and have only done a few quick searches looking for input from anyone who has done a ifs lift or just anyone on what's the best brand to go with haven't found to many lifts for a 2500. This truck will barely be wheeled if any
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Old March 27th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Good thing you posted this here because I don't think anyone would have bothered to answer a GMC question in the Chevy forum.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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Good thing you posted this here because I don't think anyone would have bothered to answer a GMC question in the Chevy forum.
Glad we think the same
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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Several friends have had great results with BDS lifts on their IFS trucks, plus they have an awesome warranty and you get to support a Michigan company.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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Several friends have had great results with BDS lifts on their IFS trucks, plus they have an awesome warranty and you get to support a Michigan company.
Would love a bds lift but they dont make a 8 lug lift
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Would love a bds lift but they dont make a 8 lug lift
Did you call them?
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #7
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Did you call them?
Went on there website?
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Of the ones I know for the 8 lugs truck I would go with procomp or superlift. Procomp being my first chose. I would try to stick with a bracket drop lift (uca mount is moved drop with a bracket) instead if a knuckle lift(uca mount does not move and you get a new taller knuckle).

Only reason for that is the knuckle lifts for these trucks pushes the tires out away from the body more. And as I'm sure you have noticed already, the front tires on those truck stick out as it is.
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For the BDS lift wouldnt you be able to put the 8 lug hubs on the 6 lug lift nuckle? Or use your own nuckle?
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Went on there website?
I know they have a few kits that arnt on there web site, id call them and see if they have it, if they dont Id bet they would look into making ome
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For the price of an IFS lift, I would get a straight axle kit from sky manufacturing.
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they you don't need to worry about putting to much stress on CV shafts and balljoints.
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how much tire do you want to run? A torsion bar tweak and some thin lift blocks for the rear will clear 285's easily. If its got the typical michigan rust, you might want to cut the fenders and finish them with some generic flares. When I finish off my 285's on my 94 2500 that's what Im leaning towards. 35's will fit with the bushwacker cut outs, so I'm sure the home trim job will get me there, too.
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