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Considering 3 different lifts and don't know which one would be best. I own a 2014 GMC Sierra 2wd that I use as my daily driver. As of right of right now I am considering the 5" Knuckle lift from RC, 6.5" Zone lift, and the 7.5" Knuckle lift from RC. I want something that will last me because I plan on keeping this truck for about 10-12 years. I plan on running either my stock wheels or some 20x9 HELO HE835s with a +18 offset. If I did the 5" lift I would run 33s and with the 6.5" and 7.5" lift, I would run 35s. I know with that much lift and 35s I would have to regear which I don't mind doing. I would prolly do either 4.10s or 4.56s. I don't tow that much, mostly going to regear just to gain mpgs. Tires will be either Toyo Open Country MTs or Nitto Mud Grapplers. Leaning more toward the Nittos though. So out of all of that, which lift would be best for me and why?
 

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Either Zone 6.5" or RCX 5"


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Fts 7-9. Forget rcx..
 

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You could also run 33s with any of those lifts and with 20x10s it would look great


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Yea I believe that I'll go with the Zone. FTS is nice but is also almost $1000 more.
Web prices or did you get a quote? I recommend getting a quote from Frank.
 

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I did not personally choose any of those... I am very happy with my lift and would recommend to any one considering running 33's... I can assure you I did not pay web prices, nor should anyone.... If there are vendors on this site that can supply the same product for less.... I would recommend it.

That being said... Get the lift height for the tire size you WANT to run. No sense going through all the expense and trouble to get something you don't really want. Do you want 33's or 35's? Decide and get the appropriate lift.
 

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Web prices. Zone costs about $1103 with shipping. FTS is priced at around $1995.
My quote on a FTS 7 for 2014 silverado 4x4 was no where near $1995 for basic kit with shocks.
 

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I did not personally choose any of those... I am very happy with my lift and would recommend to any one considering running 33's... I can assure you I did not pay web prices, nor should anyone.... If there are vendors on this site that can supply the same product for less.... I would recommend it.

That being said... Get the lift height for the tire size you WANT to run. No sense going through all the expense and trouble to get something you don't really want. Do you want 33's or 35's? Decide and get the appropriate lift.
Honestly, I want to run 35s. My friend has 05 f150 (should've bought a GM lol) and he has a 6 inch lift on 35s. I really like the way his truck looks. I wouldn't mind something a little higher but not that much.
 

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Honestly, I want to run 35s. My friend has 05 f150 (should've bought a GM lol) and he has a 6 inch lift on 35s. I really like the way his truck looks. I wouldn't mind something a little higher but not that much.
Go with the 35s then because if I was your buddy with the Ford I'd poke fun that you're smaller lol
 

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FTS 7" with 35s!
 

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So get 35s because a ford has em and so you don't get made fun of? Makes sense, and that way you get to spend $1200 to regear


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So get 35s because a ford has em and so you don't get made fun of? Makes sense, and that way you get to spend $1200 to regear


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I never said "because I'll get made fun of" I said I like the way his truck looks with the much lift so I want about that much lift.

But it doesn't matter. I talked to some of the guys on SilveradoSierra and decided on the 6.5" Zone lift and I don't have to regear. Other guy is getting around 17-18 on highway with stock 3.42s with a Diablo Tuner.
 

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I know you didn't say you'd get made fun of, I wasn't talkin about you with that.

I DEF wouldn't run 3.42s on 35s tho


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Web prices. Zone costs about $1103 with shipping. FTS is priced at around $1995.
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I ran 35's with my 6.2l,BB tune, and 3.42's for a few thousand miles....
Very doable, BUT gears was the best mod I have made.
Go to the dealership and find truck with 3.08 gears in it and take it for a spin... then get back in your truck. It will be a very similar difference when you go to 35's and no gears. It won't be the end of the world, but you will notice it...
 
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