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Re: 3/4 ton v/s 1 ton
K3500 All the way! not only do you automatically get the 14bFF rear axle but the front IFS is stronger than the K2500 the 1ton is just plain out a BAD ASS truck!
LIFT Superlift is the only company that I know of that makes a IFS lift specifically for the "1 ton ONLY" where as most companies are "3/4 or 1 ton"
I don't know why? but it sounds to me like Superlift takes some of the differences into consideration! I have had the IFS Superlift on a previous truck (3/4 ton) and Highly recommend it!
TIRES 35" tires NO PROBLEM ! I have a friend here in Phoenix running 38.5 ground hawgs on a 94 1ton, 6" ProComp suspension lift, and 3" performance body lift, and he has had no problems. I do definitely agree no bigger than 35" on a 1/2 ton IFS! but for a 1ton 35" are no sweat! As you probably know, I recommend BFG's!!!
RIDE as far as the ride, I have a 1ton ext cab, I have turned my torsion bars to gain about 1 1/4" in the front just enough to level it out, and am running 285/75 BFG's AT/ko's on 16X8 Centerlines and my ride is great. It is solid feeling, but not rough in any way! it's is a truck not a Cadillac.
These are NOT the old style solid axle/leave spring 1ton, that DID ride rough!
By the way I will be putting mine up for sale soon, I would rather sell it to someone here! then through the Paper/Autotrader that way I can keep track of it.
1990 K3500 ext cab Silverado 77K orig miles, fully loaded, excellent cond!. 454/TH400. the TH400 is much more durable than any other auto!
my tranny was just rebuilt, with an RV shift kit, and "Hughes Tow Master" HD torque converter! and a BIG trans cooler.
By the way the front grill from a 90 to a 98 is interchangeable Most people change them, I haven't yet because my chrome is still perfect.
If anyone is interested, let me know with a private message.
Scooby Dooby Doo !!!