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Pics of lifted 88-up??

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by b454rat, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Looked in the gallery and didn't see much. Curious what you guys have, how much lift tires, etc. Going to start the SAS in my 97, and want to see some trucks with about 8" lift and 38s, to give me an idea if I will need more or not. Anybody??
     
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    well i have six inches on my 89 and i ran 38's on it for a good while they did rub a bit when i would hit a hole purdy hard but trimmed the fenders some had no problems i think 8 would be good, allthough i am running 35's at the moment 38s sure do cost alot, for me anyway
     
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    How much lift do you have?? And how much spring?? Did you put an exhaust on it yet?? I was looking under my 97 awhile ago, and there is no way to put a hanger back there the way the exhuast is. IIRC it's not quite 3", and nobody around here can touch 3". I gots me a new job where I think I can actually afford to do stuff now, that's the reason I want to go to 38s, but wanted to get an idea of lift I will need. This is a driver, no wheeling, maybe just some snow. I can get a near new set of 38s (actually same as what you have) for $400 on rims. Just need to get some gears, but no biggy. Get that thing done yet??
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Wow, this is an old post!!! Looks good tho....don't even have that truck anymore....
     
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    heres my 97

    I did the ORU kiton my 97 with 12" superlift springs and a ford dana 60 front axle from a 79... also did the offroad designs doubler setup with a 203 from a chevy and a 205 from a ford... agr box pump and ram also..hae detroit lockers in both ends. still have some to do to it.. but a project is never done.. drives and rides nice..

    Ray

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    Holy frame clearance, batman!
     
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    All that work and running Thornturds???? Like the saying goes, run it if you got it. Need to get some updated pics of mine....
     
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    thornbirds 38.5.14.5 16.5

    Well the reason for the thornbirds is i wanted a nice allterrain, i was traveling up the alcan from arizona to alaska.. and this is the truck i drove... they have pretty nice highway/street manners.. i am gonna run them offroad to see how well they do for floating on crusty snow... but havent dont that yet.. on ice they are pretty bad though... they seem to go nice through powder.. i imagine i wil be grooving them for mudd.. or just run boggers when summer comes around.





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    I can't comment on them cause I never owned them, just heard the horror stories. Truck looks good tho!!!!!
     
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