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- Aug 31, 2012
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Thanks for the input guys- I’m not sure but I think mine may have a small lift and 33inch tires currently (I’m picking it up from out of state next week).
I have a 350sbc motor and standard 350 transmission I’m pretty sure.
If I do 37 inch tires I’d do ones exactly like the red suburban I posted the photos of.
I do quite a bit of highway driving so I would really like to go the extra mile to stabilize the suspension if I go that big. I know the lift on the red truck looks pretty extra but since this will be for a company vehicle I really want it to stand out and be a showstopper.
Do you guys think a 2 inch body lift would be too much? I am wondering if I can save a little bit of money doing it this way and then maybe just do an 8 inch suspension lift and get a little extra clearance by doing shackles on the leaf springs.
One thing I am wondering on this is at what point with the lift kit size do I need to get longer drive shafts? Also wondering what implications this has on the steering arm or Pitman arm. I haven’t seen the steering box set up but I would imagine I would need to extend it in someway and want to make sure I am getting everything in the rough country kit.
Do you guys have any opinions on the skyjacker lift kits? I’m not sure rough country goes up to 8 inches but I could be wrong. It seems like skyjacker is the only one with a lift above 6 inches for this vehicle. Like I said having a stable smooth ride on the highway is my primary concern. The most off-road and I am going to be doing is muddy back roads and some light trails but no rock crawling or anything.
I have also seen a lot of guys on the forum talking about braking ability when you run a big tire. Do you guys think doing a larger master cylinder would be a fix for this so I don’t have to do a rear disc brake conversion?
be careful don't get Rough Country mixed up with Tuff Country. Rough is way oversprung, they do not flex. This is old school lift spring ideology. If a leaf pack with generous arc (for lift, long springs with deeper arch) were to actually flex the rear hanger would bottom out on the frame. You don't know what frame bottoming feels like until you get it and maybe lose some teeth. So they made these 'lift' spring with only 'lift' in mind. However they work on smooth highways... until you hit pot holes or frost heave ridges.