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Lift questions

Postby neeser26 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:30 am

Do you need to get a body lift, or could I get away with rear shackles and a T-bar crank? I'm just curious, because I have been thinking a lot about it lately. Let me know what you guys think.
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Re: Lift questions

Postby HenryJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:45 am

What size tires are you wanting to fit? Adjusting the front torsion bars to the maximum Z-height and adding shackles to the back will offer enough clearance for a 29" (235/75-15) tires. You might get away with a small 30" tire for light use.
It is more likely that the 2" body lift will be in your future though. Most find it the best choice and do both. The shackles, or BSW (Boise SpringWorks) kit get rid of the rear sag. Adjusting the torsion bars just levels things out.

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Re: Lift questions

Postby neeser26 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:56 pm

I'm not sure yet, the truck is still sitting at stock height. I want the truck higher but not to high, but can fit decent tires on it.
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Re: Lift questions

Postby HenryJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:18 pm

Here is the short list of what fits. Pretty easy since there is little room on these trucks. All of these assume the stock width wheel and rearspacing is used.

Stock= 29" or less 29" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
2" body lift= 30"-31" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
MML= 33" this is the maximum size on IFS
Bigger than 33" requires a SFA conversion.

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Re: Lift questions

Postby bmh74 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:37 pm

will torsion bar keys for an extra cab fit on a crew cab?
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Re: Lift questions

Postby stallzero » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:30 am

HenryJ wrote:Here is the short list of what fits. Pretty easy since there is little room on these trucks. All of these assume the stock width wheel and rearspacing is used.

Stock= 29" or less 29" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
2" body lift= 30"-31" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
MML= 33" this is the maximum size on IFS
Bigger than 33" requires a SFA conversion.


So if i do 2" shackles and t bar crank i could fit 30's with my stock rims? I dont really plan on doing any offroading. im mostly looking to just get a slightly tougher look on my zr5.
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Re: Lift questions

Postby HenryJ » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:45 pm

stallzero wrote:
HenryJ wrote:Here is the short list of what fits. Pretty easy since there is little room on these trucks. All of these assume the stock width wheel and rearspacing is used.

Stock= 29" or less 29" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
2" body lift= 30"-31" rubs slightly in hard offroad stuff.
MML= 33" this is the maximum size on IFS
Bigger than 33" requires a SFA conversion.


So if i do 2" shackles and t bar crank i could fit 30's with my stock rims? I dont really plan on doing any offroading. im mostly looking to just get a slightly tougher look on my zr5.
Yes. Stay on the narrow side and it shouldn't be too bad. Quite a few have done it with varying results. Keep in mind sizes vary.
Watch that Z height adjustment and make sure the camber/caster will set properly.
Don't rule out a 2" body lift. It has many benefits beyond the tire clearance. You will be just slightly higher than a ZR2 or Highrider with the same size tires :)

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Re: Lift questions

Postby stallzero » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:03 pm

thanks for the advice! shackle kit installed and t-bar cranked. i put 30x9.5r15's on some stock rims. no rub at all even maxed out. its great and performed in this snow storm well.
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