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What are y'all's thoughts on a 4 inch lift with 285/75/16s? Pics appreciated. I have 285 stt's with stock keys turned up 1/2 inch. I am looking at adding a 4 inch lift but not sure if the tires would look to small.
 

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It is an 02 ext cab z71. I am only 16 so on a tight budget so was looking at the rcx kit. I will be running stock 16s. And also was not sure if i would need spacers on front wheels. Wheel width is 7 I think. Have no clue on the offset
 

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Post a picture of your truck please, OP?



But for reference my truck now is running 285's stretched on a 16x12 wheels, and I have a 4" rancho (really gives 6" over stock)

They are 33s and plenty wide enough imo, however I think it will look weird with stock wheels, you need at least a 16x10 wheel for a lift kit



 

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get a set of ford keys and call it good until you need new tires and can afford a lift
 

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What are u planning on doing with the truck? Is it a work truck or a "look good" truck or both? I recently went with a ntd 6" kit from rough country and I love it however it is quite a bit higher than stock... I'm 6'3 and I have to do a little hop to get in the cab...if it was an everyday work truck that might get old...however the truck looks a million times better at 6" than 4" if you ask me... Go with a 6" ntd and run a small 35" or a big 33" tire and you'll be fine...the stock wheels will destroy all chances of your truck looking cool with a 4" kit tho...wheels can make or break a truck
 

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I mow several yards so I pull a small trailer quite a bit but it's mainly just to have the lifted look. As far as off-roading goes it will only be when it has to
 

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ford keys and a 1.5" body lift would look good and wouldn't dwarf your tires
 

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Good lookin truck.. I was in the same boat as you but learned all the other expenses that come along with lifting so im saving til that time comes.. do the ford keys or rcx level if you want stock wheels and maybe some spacers... will look good
 

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Don't max them out and you'll be fine. Leave enough room to fit your index finger between your droop stop and the control arm
 

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How will the torsion keys be on my front end? Just don't wont to be replacing stuff all the time because of them.
Get a 4" ntd kit and leave your angles flat so it'll ride like stock and put the 285 or a 305 on it....that way you have your lift with good angles and you get to keep your 33s....I have a 6" with worn down 35s that are only 33.5" tall and I don't think it looks bad at all... Check craigslist for better wheels
 

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Ive maxed out my stock keys and I still have good angles.. ride isnt bad.. rcx shocks are just a little stiff.. but do not use stock wheels.. these 99-02 wheels arent the prettiest.. get 17 or 20" gm wheels if u want stock ones
 

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Get yourself a full RCX level for $200 bucks, keep in your stock 2" block, Zone 1.5" BL, only crank the keys about 1/2 way. 285's and it would look pretty proportional. And be achieved for $500 >
 

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For reference OP mine has a leveling kit and 1.5 body lift with stock wheels and 33x12.50s


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I ran 285's on my RCX 6" kit. I had 16x9 wheels with 4.5" backspace. But it looked great.

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