ok... im sure this will fit but ive been told the tierods will suffer tremendously and the bearing on the NBS silverados will wear down fast with a tire as big as 37"... does anyone have any input on this?
As far as checking them, feel for play in your steering and then visually inspect your rod ends. If you hear grinding, whiring or any of that its probably bearings. Just every oil change do a good inspection of your front end, make sure everything is nice and tight, no play in things. As far as do I think you should lift it 10", sure, if thats what you want. You will be happy with it, and as long as you take care of your truck it will be just fine.
ya i really do want to liek it that high but do you think it's actually a really big threat? how long do you think it would be until i would have to replace tie rods and bearings form the wear of the lift? and now someone is saying that im goign to have fun replacing my 2wd hubs, wtf are hubs? lol... im hopeless
Dude, don't stress. I am up 20" on 40s with the same truck as you and have had almost no trouble with those parts. You'll be fine don't worry about it. There are tons of trucks on the road everyday with 10" lfts and above and 37" tires and above that never have any problems. Go for it, you'll love it.
Yeah it sounds like you dont beat on it hard, so I wouldnt worry. Ive put 30k HARD miles on mine with 35s and havnt broken and bearings or anything. I did snap a tie rod but I was wheeling it at the time. I would be way more concerned with rubbing, because im guessing you will be :read:
you seem very werey about lifting your truck so high. If you truly want it that high do it and dont settle for less. anyone who has a lifted truck will tell you that they would have done something different and that there going to go bigger later. Like me I went with 7" and 35's, I want 10" with 37's, I save in the begining, but it will cost me more now because I am not satisfied. So do what you want and if you dont have the money, its worth the wait to save. And YES, a lifted truck will cost you money, you better not be broke. Things break, thats just how it is with lifted trucks, its the price you pay for your dreams.
get a power tech programmer 1st and then see if you need gears. Lifts always cost more than you think. get it in the shop and you will spend a couple hundred over what they quoted you. I spent $350 over the quoted amount, I was pissed!
Well firtst of all I recomend NOT getting a hypertec, its an ok product, I had one for over a year, but sold it to buy my Nelson tune, its not even comparable, its THAT much better for about the same price.
Also yes you should get new gears, I would get 4.56s for 37s. Running stock gears will put extra strain on your transmission etc... the hypertech or nelson does NOT fix that, it just changes shift points and adds power to make it "feel" better. There is no substitute for getting gears.
Nelson Tunes, from what i hear, are 10x better than the hypertech. the owner is member Farmtruc on this site, hes a prefered vendor. Everyone on this site says the power tatyou get from his tunes are incredible. try goin to nelsonperformance.com or look in the Nelson Tune forum to contact Allen
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