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Wanta raise my truck more.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sho_shane, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. sho_shane

    sho_shane Registered Member

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    OK I have a 4" susp lift and a 3" body lift on 35" tires. Im going to be driving this truck daily and just got the tires. So a bigger tire not what im looking for. Also since im going to drive it every day I dont want a huge tire under my truck. Ok so I want to raise my truck up some more tho. I see all the guys around here and my truck is tall but im not the biggist lol. I want to be the guy every one looks up to lol :D So what can I do to my truck to get it up alittle more?

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  2. onetonbb74

    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    anything bigger than what you have would be rediculous with 35's imo. Your truck is taller than mine and i have 39.5's
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    X2 but Im on 37s

    Ira
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    You won't find many on here going for height just for looks. Its not really that safe. If you are just keeping the 35',s you have more than enough lift already.

    But if you insist, you need larger lift spring, front and rear. Only real way to do it. Unless you don't have a shackle flip in the rear, that would net you 4", and u could get 4" taller spring sin teh rear
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Super lift makes a swamprunner kit that is 12". It combines a spring and a block in the rear so that kit with a 4" shackle flip should net you 12" suspension with your 3" BL that makes 15". You could run 49 Iroks and not trim at all with that lift as it wont flex at all.

    With only 35s I recommend you stay with what you have maybe even take the BL out.

    Also with a huge lift in a K5 the driveline angles really start to suck.

    Ira
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah personally I think you should leave it like it is. I ran 7in lift with 35s on my old truck and thought it was too tall. I could still stuff the tires hard enough to make them rub though:D .
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    another thing too, raising it higher will add to the wind resistance and make a truck that is already like a brick wall less aerodynamic thus killing gas mileage even more.
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    sounds like someone has insecurity issues :crazy:

    listen to what these guys are saying, you lift it anymore without larger tires, it's gonna look funky,but then again you did say you want to be the center of attention:p:
     
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    for refrence, there's 6" suspension, and 3" body on 35s. anybody recognize the truck?

    timtruckdone.JPG
     
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    K5Greek 1/2 ton status

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    starts with a t and ends with a y
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    damn beat me too it..
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The posterboy for insecurity....
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    you guys got it... truck used to be known as "Pee Wee" :haha:
     
  14. sho_shane

    sho_shane Registered Member

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    Well I cant see the pic. Im not a member yet. But maybe if i just went with a 37" or so. That would give me alittle more right?

    I dont want a truck that dont perform I just want to to look cool to. :)
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Sell your tires and buy some 42s. Look in the garage forum under how will my truck look with xx lift and xx tires.
    And swing the money for the membership.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    start thinking about regearing if you are going to keep going up in tire size. just slapping 37's on is going to cut into the performance of your truck. If you do go with bigger tires and you need a little boost in height then a zero rate block is one way to get an extra inch.




    and stop putting LOL at the end of your own sentences.
     
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    It will sit a little taller but just puttin on a slightly bigger tire won't help much.

    If I wanted to look cool and was working with your truck, I'd spend my money on finishing the body work and paint, level out the rear end, put the correct mirrors on it, and polish the rims for some of that "I want to look good" style your after.
     
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    look into male enhancement pills? if you need help, viagra will help raise it up some more.

    you can swap in 6", 8" or 10" or 12" springs if you want. i have a picture of mine when it used to have 8" lift and 35's. looked kinda silly. if i was you, id look into gettin 37s or 38s with your current setup.

    first pic: 8" lift and 35's
    second pic: ~9" lift and 39.5's

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    bigblazer87 1/2 ton status

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    Dude, you don't want to be like this:
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    (12" lift and the 33" BFG's I had on it when it was stock.)
     
  20. sho_shane

    sho_shane Registered Member

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    Your right. I dont want my truck to look like that :)

    Ill start working on some body stuff...
     

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