View Full Version : finally lifting my 87, need lift suggestions.
11-15-2011, 08:53 PM
I am thinking about either a 3" or 4" suspension with 33x12.50 I do not want to go larger tire wise because I don't want to get into regearing etc. With a 3" suspension lift from tuff country ez ride springs and 33x12.50 tires would there be any danger of rubbing? I know it wouldn't with 4" but to me 4" with 33's looks ok but a bit too roomie in the wells for me.
also as far as ride what rides better the skyjacker soft ride or the tuff country ez ride? I want a good ride. I know to avoid rough country and superlift as they ride harsh.
and if anyone has pictures of their 3" or 4" lift with 33x12.50 please share it may help determine which I go with. thanks
11-15-2011, 09:05 PM
BDS hands down. i swapped my tuff country for them last year and would never buy from another company
11-16-2011, 06:08 AM
A 3" should be fine with 33x12.50's if you keep the swaybar connected. I ran 33x12.50 BFG Muds on 15x10 wheels under a 4" lift on my K5 back in the days and with the swaybar disconnected and severe articulation on the trail it would just barely rub if you got in the exact right situation. I progressed to 35x12.50's, 13/38-16's, and now 39.5x15.50 with that same 4" lift and made room by cutting the fenders. The 35's required very minor trimming on the front fenders to fully clear and the average person would never even know.
My original 4" front lift springs were Skyjacker Softrides and I didn't really notice much difference in ride quality as compared to the stockers. I've since swapped to 4" Tuff Country HD (I have the diesel with a customer front bumper and winch) and I think they are slightly softer than the Skyjackers, so the regular Tuff Country's should be really soft.
For the rear I wold recommend a shackle flip, but if money is tight for now you could just go with rear blocks.
11-16-2011, 12:17 PM
thanks for the info so far looks like tuff country 3" lift all springs is what I am leaning towards.
11-16-2011, 12:44 PM
I don't regret my Tuff Country spring at all
11-16-2011, 02:31 PM
BDS hands down. i swapped my tuff country for them last year and would never buy from another company:word: their no questions asked warranty does it for me... and i have TC EZ Rides front and rear in my 93... didn't realize BDS's warranty was really that good until my buddy broke part of the IFS lift on his 05.
11-16-2011, 02:33 PM
thanks for the info so far looks like tuff country 3" lift all springs is what I am leaning towards.my TC EZ Ride 4" fronts are for sale. where are you located? throw in a shackle flip for the rear and it should ride like a dream.
11-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Ready to order this lift or does anyone know where to buy it cheaper? are those shocks any count or should i but without the shocks and get another brand. Looked into bilsteins but not too clear what to get.
11-18-2011, 08:35 AM
11-18-2011, 09:32 AM
I've always had good luck with the prices on ntwonline.com they're usually priced pretty good.
11-19-2011, 09:41 PM
also check out rockymountainsuspension
11-21-2011, 12:05 AM
if you're somewhat close, i could make you a deal on the front springs...
11-25-2011, 10:26 AM
The suspension your getting should be fine for you...The BDS suspension kits are very nice and they stand behind their stuff....
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