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6inch or 4 inch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    should i run a 6 inch or four inch lift on a 89 k5 with 38's and fender trimming or will a 8 inch be ok i want to keep it kind of low and avoid driveline problems any pic's would be great /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    My vote is for low lift, lots of trimming....
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    same here the lower the lift the lower the COG = more stable.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I'm kinda in favor of 6" lift, but then again, that's what I have. I'm going with 38's, and fender trimming myself.
     
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    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with SUBFAN. Try no lift and no fenders. J/K, might look cool though. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    I have this thing for 4 inch lifts... if my opinion counts /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I think my 4" lift is too high. I vote for 4" and trimming.
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i put a 4" on my suburban and i regret it now i wish i had gone with a 6", COG doenst matter much to me i dont get too crazy, and i dont touch rocks.
     
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    i put a 4" on my suburban and i regret it now i wish i had gone with a 6", COG doenst matter much to me i dont get too crazy, and i dont touch rocks.

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    Go at least 6". I wish I'd gone 6 from the beginning. Oh well...got nine now.
     
  10. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i have a full 8 inch off a truck thats only 1 year old but i think it will be to much vibration right. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
    Sounds like a 6 inch with fender trimming

    i was going to try to make some wheel well type flaps cause i play in the mud quite a bit any ideas
     
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    If this ever gets done, I want a video of you climbing in.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I'd go with the low lift and trim.
     
  13. jekbrown

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    the never ending battle between 4" of lift and 6" of lift. Personally, I run 5" and 39.5 TSLs with trimming. Works for me. IMO, if you never see offcamber sits or corner at more than 5mph, being higher up in the air is no biggie... I built my rig to be a trail + some rocks rig.... so staying low seemed like the best thing for me to do. 39.5s fit with that standard ck5 fender treatment (still have my inner fenders!) so its all good. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
  14. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Considering we are running 3" and soon to be 37's on Donna's 90 I would say no more then 4". As soon as my wheels arrive I will post pics.
     

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