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Old May 1st, 2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, brand new on the forum so let me know if im doin anything wrong...but I have a question regarding lifting my gmc 1500.

whats the tallest lift and tire combo I can put on it legally? I was thinking of a 6 inch suspension lift with 35's
Any info you can bestow upon me is greatly appreciated.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Ifs or leaf spring front susp?
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Its got leaf springs in the back but not the front.
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Yeah, its got ifs in the front
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A 6" and 35s is a pretty good combo on this truck. It wont be the biggest but the cops wont mess with you. I would look at RCD for the lift kit. It comes with good shocks and parts. We did one on my buddys truck and it rode great. Keep in mind when buying a lift kit... You get what you pay for.
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Thanks a bunch man, and I'll definitely look into the rcd lift. Would there be any tires you would recommend?
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Again, you get what you pay for. If chang shin 35s are $500 and a set of goodyears or bfg's are $1000 there is a reason. I think the cheaper the tire, the faster it will chop and wear out. I have had about everything. I really like my MTR's on my jeep and I like my BFG A/T on my pickup. Are you going to wheel the shit out of this thing or is it never going to see the dirt? If you are going to wheel it, put muds on it. There is no replacement for a good mud tire when off road. If not, stick with an all terrain tire. You will get more miles out of it and it will be quieter going down the road.
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Yeah, I get what you mean, im gonna be going up into canada like twelve hours from civilization so im definitely not gonna go cheap. I was looking long and hard at micky thompson baja claws, but I cant spend more than 1500 on the tires though.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:32 PM   #9
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you should be able to get any tire you want with that budget, claws are nice. I also like the atz or mtz and MT has a 50 rebate going on now as well
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I would look for power cat's you can't beat those tires in the mudd . We used to have a whole for sale section only fur those
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Thanks for all the help guys...im heavily considering the 6 inch lift and the 35s now based on you guys' info...im just concerned with the legal side of things because I done want to get strapped with a huge ticket or get my truck impounded.
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...7eZ2IA5Pj4P1jQ

This is the best ifs lift kit for the 88-98 gm trucks. I have found. My truck 97 6" lift and 35's was lower than a fx4 superduty. I believe that combo is still within mi legal limits for frame and bumper height. you shouldn't have any problems with the law.
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Thanks a ton man
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ill be tearing mine out as soon as my solid stuff comes in. depending on your time frame.
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Hey Red97 could you upload a pic of your truck so that I can have a reference point?
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here is the only pic I have still with the ifs lift and 32's. It was a 6" fabtech, decent lift But I would go with the the on in the link the top of the wheel well was at 43" or 44" with 35's like I said 6" and 35's is still pretty low.

it has about 8" sas lift in this pic with 36" tires and the wheel wells are about 46.5" still lower roof than a 80's k20 6" and 35's.

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Thats really cool bro, thanks for all your help.
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Sorry for not posting this for so long, but im gonna be lifting it in a few weeks, gonna get the 6 inch susp lift and the 35s. However, will I be able to run this without regearing?
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you can run any size tire with any gear, 35s and 3.42s arent good for your engine transmission or anything plus itll be slower than dirt. 4.56s are proper for 35's. i do however know people running 3.42, 3.73, and 4.10s with 35s also. so yes its possible just may not be the wisest choice.
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As stated, your trans will not like you with 35s and a factory gear. I have 35s on my 95 chevy Tahoe with 4.88 gears.
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