Tahoe Question

Junior

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Guys, my chase partner bought a 1998 Tahoe 4x4. He wants to get a suspension system (lift) that will allow running 33" BFG's. Can you guys recommend anything? I'm a Ford guy. I told him to hold off until I asked the DeZert People. I can do the specific research as to options, price etc but I am looking for direction as to brands and experience with their products, things to stay away from etc. I would imagine we are talking about a 4" lift?


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I'd say Rancho. I'm sure there are a few anti-Rancho people on the board that will disagree. If all he wants to run is a 33" tire the Rancho GM IFS kit is pretty tough to beat. ProComp? No f-ing way if the Tahoe will see chase duties. RCD maybe, but not ProComp.

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There was a company called 5150 are they still around Jeff? their kit looked nice. the only thing that sucks about most 4wd kits it that have a ton of bump steer...
 

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You can get the Rancho kit for a little over 1k. It's a one piece subframe. Super strong, keeps the CV angles nice, and doesn't wear the front end components as badly. Stay as far away from Pro-Crap as you can.....I have a book of horros stories, and I personally know 3 guys that put different kits on their trucks after breaking the pro comp kit. RCD isn't bad...Rancho is just heads above everything else in the 4" category.

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I'm with you on the Ford comment however, this guys Bro-in-law works at a Chevy dealership. Anyway, the guy will NOT pound it hard at all. Probably 90% street and maybe 4 weekends a year in 4x4. I'm a little tired so bear with me......what is RCD? Race Car Dynamics? Couldn't the guy get a couple inches out of a good torsion cranking? How far away from 33's is a stock Tahoe?

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unless he loves to replace ball joints and tie rod ends, don't mess with the torsion bars. 33's are not that far away...a 33" tire metric is 285/75/16...I have them on my Z71, and they don't rub at all. If he goes to a wider rim...they will rub. I just had a better idea...for $100, go down to Home Depot, get yourself a high quality sawzall...and make some clearance. Cheap, easy, effective.

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Now that may be the best idea yet. Thanks for all the information.


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