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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2001, 11:08 PM
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How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

How much lift do I need for a 01 4x4 z71 silverado in order to fit 36" swampers? I want the least amount of lift possible. I know 6 inches is enough for 35's, and 9 is enough for 36's. Can I go anywhere inbetween this? think 36's will fit under 6 inches? any ideas? thanks

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

9 should be enough for 38's. 36's might fit with a little trim. Or do a 2 in body lift.

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

well you really dont wanna go over 6" with IFS. personally, i think 36 swampers is too much for a 1/2 ton with IFS but thats up to you. if you really wanna do it though, do a 6" lift and 2" body lift. any lift 8" and up is too stiff and hard on the suspension

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

I've got 36" swampers on my 88 with a 6" kit and alot of trimming and I still rub when she flexes. A 2" body lift would probably cure it though.

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

what do you recommend? 6" lift, and 35" tires?

i am REALLY liking this stance: http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reader...ari/index.html


9 inch lift w/ 36's

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

yup. for reliability reasons - 35s are the highest recommended (unanimously) for IFS. that truck does look sweet, but a 6" lift and 35s looks just as good! if you put 36 or 38 swampers, it will cost a good deal more, not look THAT much better and will perform almost as good offroad but you wont have nearly the problems. if RyanB on this board will be so kind as to post a pic of his old sport with a 6" lift and 35s it looks damn sweet!!

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

any idea what his email is?

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

here - even easier for ya:


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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

I am running 36x14.5-16.5 on my 99 z71. I have the rancho suspension lift which gave me just over five inches and a 3 inch body lift.



see my website for more pictures http:// www.geocities.com/rkikz71

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Re: How much lift do i need for 36\" swampers?01silvera

RMK, I just want to say that is one awesome looking truck. Gives me a goal when my bites the dust!

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98' GMC X-Cab Z-71 w/ 2" Body Lift, 33 x 12.50 BFG MT's on 15 x 8 Eagle 054 Gambler Rims, Custom exhaust & stereo.
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