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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2004, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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4 or 6 inch lift

Ok I know that this question has been asked. I am going to lift my tahoe this summer. And I want to know if I should get a 4 or 6 inch lift. I bought a set of 285/75/16 BFG MT last summer so I really dont want to have to get new tires because I really dont have that much money. And I know that the 6 inch lift will fit 35's but will it look unproportional with thoes tires on it. Any help will help me.

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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

Most ppl say uoi want to go bigger once you lift it 4", so go with the 6"

I'd either get the 4" rancho if you want 4 or teh 6.5 Cepek from performancelifts.com if you want a 6. I don't think it will look that bad with the small tires, then just save til you can afford gears/tires and get 35's
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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

Get the rancho and crank it to 6". The 285s wount look to bad for a while.
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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

living with a 6" lift and 285s won't be that bad.
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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

I've got the 4" Rancho (5.5"). At first I put 33's on. I lived with that for about 6 months before I couldn't take it anymore an put on 35's. Looks much better now.

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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

On ebay, there is a tahoe of what not to do with IFS:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...;category=6156

Need I say more. 44" swampers on IFS= [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

ok how can the 4 inch rancho be actually 5.5. and how did you fit 35s on it. Why do you think that a 6.5 and 285s would look bad. do you think that they would look like little donut tires on a big rig. Do you like the rancho or do wish you would have gotten something different. do you have a picture of your rig that I can see. Thanks

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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

Not sure how much the actual lift moves stuff on the rancho kit, but i know you can clear 35's if you max the t-bars. A buddy of mine got his installed by some dumba$$ and he cranked the t-bars and stuffed 35's under it. NOT RECCOMENDED!
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Re: 4 or 6 inch lift

Beacause the rancho drops the subframe 6" instead of 4" like they say. If you put the t bars below factory setting it will be 4" but if you crank them to factory or higher it will be 6" and you will still have fairly flat cv angles.
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