Re: need help with lifting my 90 suburban
Sounds like a 2.5" lift will get what you want, for the cost and effort I'd personally go 4". Its not much but it does make a big difference in looks and feel. With 2.5" lift and 33" tires you will probably rub the fenders if you go off-road and the guys I know that put them on were dissappointed and went to a 4" lift in the end. A good friend of mine has 4 kids, his wife is 5'0" and his '91 burb has 4" lift and 33" tires - they're pretty happy with it. The 33x9.5 tire sounds like what you want, or a 255/85R16. I've got 285/75R16's (33") and they work great in snow. A 7 inch rim will do for the narrower ones, but with a 285 you want an 8 inch rim. Shouldn't need a steering geometry solution with only 2.5" lift. Possibly a 2" spacer might be required, but you won't need it. A raised steering arm will actually make your steering worse (I don't believe they make one with only 2" rise, only 4" - or BD makes a 5"). You could probably even get away with keeping your existing shocks. Check 'em, but do keep the quads up front for a good ride.