2000 GMC K2500 Sierra Crew Cab Stepside

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  1. TerryD

    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    I'll just leave it all stock and run 285's before I do a body lift.

    I figured running the IFS lift low so the arms are at stock angles wouldn't be that big a deal. Everything else gets relocated to operate in plane if you get a decent kit right?
     
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    Yes but more complexity and things to loosen. There’s better ways to run bigger tires.
     
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    You could always do a low lift SAS...:whistle::D:popcorn:
     
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    Not worth the hassle for me. 4wd works and I don't off-road it. Plus I prefer IFS for a driver.
     
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    Oh I totally agree. I’m just contractually obligated to say that.
     
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    I'll second this. Of all the people that I know that own these trucks and did an ifs lift, every one of them but one have later done a solid axle conversion, and that one probably will eventually.

    You can refer to my thread on how to do a low lift axle swap.:whistle:
     
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    Well, you've convinced me. No lifting the truck! I'll just stick to 285s.
     
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    Coil over conversion and long travel!
     
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    285s fit on. 3/4/1 ton fine. 1/2 tons need to crank the bars a bit.
     
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    :haha:If only. Maybe retro in some D50 TTB with Rads and some custom steering like @mrclean? Yeah, not anytime soon. I'll just keep my slight crank, 285s and maybe throw on some new Bilstein 4600s. :D
     
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    I originally had 285s on it. They rubbed a bit on the PS front. No big deal though. Had to get it inspected last year and the tires wouldn't pass. With the wife in school I had to get some used 265s to throw on it to keep it on the road. Now I'm looking at a new set of Discoverer AT3s like the X is wearing. I had just contemplated a little lift to give it some more attitude.
     

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