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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing. Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option. I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle. I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift? What all is involved?

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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing.  Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option.  I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle.  I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift?  What all is involved?

 

 

 

 

A 3 inch body lift should fit 33" tires, with minimal rubbing.

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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing.  Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option.  I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle.  I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift?  What all is involved?

 

 

 

 

A 3 inch body lift should fit 33" tires, with minimal rubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put 285/75/16's on my stock rims and never had to lift my truck. 285's are 33's, but I did do a 3" body lift and changed out to 305/70/16's on new rims and those are 33's as well just wider than the 285's.

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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing.  Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option.  I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle.  I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift?  What all is involved?

 

 

 

 

A 3 inch body lift should fit 33" tires, with minimal rubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put 285/75/16's on my stock rims and never had to lift my truck. 285's are 33's, but I did do a 3" body lift and changed out to 305/70/16's on new rims and those are 33's as well just wider than the 285's.

 

 

 

 

 

Really? What about on a 97 GMC? I'd love to have some 33's.

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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing.  Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option.  I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle.  I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift?  What all is involved?

 

 

 

 

A 3 inch body lift should fit 33" tires, with minimal rubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put 285/75/16's on my stock rims and never had to lift my truck. 285's are 33's, but I did do a 3" body lift and changed out to 305/70/16's on new rims and those are 33's as well just wider than the 285's.

 

 

 

 

 

Really? What about on a 97 GMC? I'd love to have some 33's.

 

 

 

 

 

I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's. I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much. Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

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I would like to put 33" tires on my 99 Suburban but dont want to worry about rubbing.  Cutting or modifying the fenders at this point is also not an option.  I would also like to keep the factory ride for now because its the main family vehicle.  I was thinking that a 2" or 3" body lift is cheap and would probably take care of my needs.

 

How hard is it to install a body lift?  What all is involved?

 

 

 

 

A 3 inch body lift should fit 33" tires, with minimal rubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put 285/75/16's on my stock rims and never had to lift my truck. 285's are 33's, but I did do a 3" body lift and changed out to 305/70/16's on new rims and those are 33's as well just wider than the 285's.

 

 

 

 

 

Really? What about on a 97 GMC? I'd love to have some 33's.

 

 

 

 

 

I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's. I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much. Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

40be4f07.jpg

4bc5bee1.jpg

db467f3e.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Very nice. That's what I'm after. A noticable lift, but still a functional daily driver. Thanks for the advice.

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I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's.  I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much.  Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

40be4f07.jpg

4bc5bee1.jpg

db467f3e.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nice! What brand lift is that? What size lift? Where did you get the grill from?

 

Thanks,

Alan

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I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's.  I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much.  Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

40be4f07.jpg

4bc5bee1.jpg

db467f3e.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nice! What brand lift is that? What size lift? Where did you get the grill from?

 

Thanks,

Alan

 

 

 

 

 

It's a Performance Accessories (www.performanceaccessories.com) 3" body lift. It comes with everything you need from the steering shaft extension, bumper relocation brackets, radiator relo brackets, and fuel filler neck extension. A very nice kit that gives you all you need. Only $500 and the labor isn't hard just tedious and long.

 

My grill is a Trenz billet grill and I've had it as long as I've had the truck - 3yrs now. It bolts right over the stock grill. Basically my truck sits as high as a 2500 HD 4x4 - I've parked right next to a few of them and I'm the same height - perfect for it being a daily driver :cheers:

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If your suburban is 2wd, you might be happier with a set of Fabtech lift spindles with 2" blocks in the rear. If its 4x4, a mild crank should be sufficient to clear 285/75R16.

 

Also, if tire width isn't very important. you can get a 255/85R16 that is slightly taller, but not as wide. The 255/85R16 will give you better clearance. Those are what I run on most of my trucks. The 1500 in my sig has the 255/85R16s

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I'm hoping to fit 315/75/17s on my truck once I get the 3" PA lift on. Hopefully they will fit ok. Does everyone think so?

 

I just put a 3" body lift on my 01 sierra and the 305's or 33" rubber I put on has plenty of room I could have fit 35" or 315/75/16.

 

 

 

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Thanks so much. My truck is similar to yours except mine is a crew cab.

 

Where did you purchase your grill and kit from if you don't mind me asking.

 

Very nice.

 

Thanks again,

Alan

 

I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's.  I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much.  Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

40be4f07.jpg

4bc5bee1.jpg

db467f3e.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nice! What brand lift is that? What size lift? Where did you get the grill from?

 

Thanks,

Alan

 

 

 

 

 

It's a Performance Accessories (www.performanceaccessories.com) 3" body lift. It comes with everything you need from the steering shaft extension, bumper relocation brackets, radiator relo brackets, and fuel filler neck extension. A very nice kit that gives you all you need. Only $500 and the labor isn't hard just tedious and long.

 

My grill is a Trenz billet grill and I've had it as long as I've had the truck - 3yrs now. It bolts right over the stock grill. Basically my truck sits as high as a 2500 HD 4x4 - I've parked right next to a few of them and I'm the same height - perfect for it being a daily driver :cheers:

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much.  My truck is similar to yours except mine is a crew cab.

 

I got mine from my buddy who owns a performance shop.  I ordered everything throuhg him and we did the work at his place too.  You can get the Trenz or the Precision grill (which looks just like mine) on line - sometimes I see good deals on them on e-bay.  If I didn't get such a good deal on the Trenz I would have bought a Precision grill but they are both excellent choices and mine has held up really well.  If you go with 315's be careful on how much it might take out of the truck - even with my 33's I could tell a difference but I compensated for that with a Volant, Superchips tuner and Magnaflow catback.  I have 3.73's as well.  I personally think the 305's look the best with a 3" BL and the 315's look best with a 6" lift.  Just my opinion.

 

Where did you purchase your grill and kit from if you don't mind me asking.

 

Very nice.

 

Thanks again,

Alan

 

I had my 285's on the stock 16x7.5 rims - I'm nost sure what size your stock rims are but I didn't have any problems with the 285's.  I did have to do a little trimming with the 305's but not much.  Here's a pic of my truck after the body lift and the 305's.

 

40be4f07.jpg

4bc5bee1.jpg

db467f3e.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nice! What brand lift is that? What size lift? Where did you get the grill from?

 

Thanks,

Alan

 

 

 

 

 

It's a Performance Accessories (www.performanceaccessories.com) 3" body lift. It comes with everything you need from the steering shaft extension, bumper relocation brackets, radiator relo brackets, and fuel filler neck extension. A very nice kit that gives you all you need. Only $500 and the labor isn't hard just tedious and long.

 

My grill is a Trenz billet grill and I've had it as long as I've had the truck - 3yrs now. It bolts right over the stock grill. Basically my truck sits as high as a 2500 HD 4x4 - I've parked right next to a few of them and I'm the same height - perfect for it being a daily driver :cheers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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