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Ok I gotta a 2001 z71. I'm getting about 1500 hundred dolors back from taxes and wanted to lift my truck and put new wheels and tires. I dont really want to go to high. I had actually thought about like 2 inch or 3 inch blocks in the back, but I don't know what to do with the front. Any suggestions? keep in mind my budget and I have to get wheels and tires. I mean a little over wont be bad.
 
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Personally I would do this man. I would order some GK bars from Rough Country. Then get a 2-3" block for the back and a 3" bodylift. That should cost around these prices:

Rough Country Bars $200
Blocks and Ubolts $60-75?
Bodylift with Gap Guards $300-350?
Total = $625 at most I would think total.

If you install all the parts yourself that will leave you around $800-850 to get rims and tires. You could always buy used tires or used rims to save some money, but if not you could always get some 315/75's for your stock rims for now and then add aftermarket rims down the line.

What rim and tire setup are you thinking about running?
 

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I am not to sure about the rims. I am actually looking around for some used ones. I got a tire guy that will cut me a little slack, but the rims are probally gonna be a problem! LOL. So the blocks are easy to intall, but I have never done a lift on a newer truck. Is it pretty diffcult. What the hell is Rough Country bars?
 

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Rough country bars are new torsion bars made by rough country. They allow you to crank more and also ride better than the stockers.
 

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Ah I see. So I'm kinda likin the Mickey Thompon wheels but I am still undecided.
 

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So what if I just get blocks for the back, 2-3", and get those rough country bars with NO 3" lift, and I run 16x9 or 16x10. what size tires could I run? How much more can you tightin the rough country bars than the stock TB's?
 

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IMFO...

Pull the 2" stock block, instal a 3" block, new u bolts...
RC bars, cranked to level or near (depending on your angles)...
keep your stock wheels, run 295/75-16's or 305/70-16's...or, find some stock 17"s, and run 305/70-17's.

...just my $0.02
 

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Your sig kills me. That is just what I may do. But I may get me some rims just cause I want to and I like the look. I may not go as wide as 10" though. Hell damn shit fire boys I preciate it
 

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x10 wheels will cut dowon on the size tire you will be able to run. Stick with stocker or x8 and run a 305 with the bars n 3" block
 

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If you have $1500 to spare, why not do a body lift? You can take out your stock 2" block, replace it with a 3" block and crank the front up 1-2" with your stock keys to level it off. You'd have 4-5" of lift and it wouldn't cost you much.

Unless the $1500 has to pay for new/larger wheels and tires.
 

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3" body... ford keys.... stock wheels with 37" BFG mud terrains.. or an equivalent short 37" tire or tall 35 or 36"

this truck is 3" body, keys and 37" BFG's

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http://www.tomswheels.com/ here is a web site to look for some wheels on. I think the ford keys and a 3" block in the rear with 285's on 8's. run that for a while then if you want to go bigger slap a body lift in later.

I don't know how much the ford keys are does anyone know? I know scott does if noone else does.
 

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I'm just gonna get the 3" blocks and tightin my TB's for now. Put that truck with a 3" body lift looks fucking great! That may be the route I take. Preciate it fellars. Youz guyzez are allwayz a big help.:D
 
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