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Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

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    I have a '95 4-door Tahoe that I would like to lift high enough
    to clear 36-39 inch tires. I have been doing my own research and have found a few companies that sell large lift kits for the IFS trucks. Although my friends who have lifted their trucks recommend that I stick with a 6" lift and 35's. They add that I could then add a 3" body lift to clear 39" tires. I hate the look of body lifts and want it all to be a suspension lift. Another friend after having problems with a 6" lift on 37's has opted for the straight axle conversion and is now running 40's. I have read a few forums and see that people are staying away from Twisted Suspensions. What about the Full Throttle, 3rd Coast and Whiplash kits? I've also been told to stay with a tire that was only 12.50 inches wide, any wider and I could run into many problems. Any advice you can give me or past experiences would greatly help. Thanks

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    35" tires are hard enough on IFS anything much bigger had better stay on the road.

    Torsion bars hanging 12" down from your frame on those really big lift kits doesn't look much better than a body lift to me.

    I you are going that big go solid axle.

    By the time you try two different lifts and a body lift you don't like You could have done a solid axle swap anyway.
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Go 6.5 DC with 3" BL on 38s. Here was mine with that on 37s.
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Thanks Justin, the pic of your Tahoe is exactly what I'm looking for. I have heard that the Dick Cepek kit was really good. It has had many positive comments posted about it. Could I fit a 36" tire with the 6.5" lift. As I said before, I don't want to add a body lift. I don't like the gaps they create. could I crank the torsion bars one inch to fit those 36" tires? And any opinion on a tire wider that 12.50, say 13.50 or 15.50 on the 6.5 inch lift?

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    In that case, Id run a like 36x15.5r16 MT on the DC. It can be done. Hell I ran 38.5 boggers before my BL, but it was max on crank.
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    run a cognito kit man u wont be sorry. those kits are engineered to death. my friend ran one on his tahoe with 40s for years with no issues. heres mine with 40s as well. its a 10-12 inch kit with 3 inch body. rides excellent and looks killer. only downside is $$$




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    Wow, good lookin rig, was the blue custom? Can you get it in plain black?
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    They dont sell cognito for OBS anymore iirc
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by drewgarrett
    Wow, good lookin rig, was the blue custom? Can you get it in plain black?
    u can get it however u want. that blue was all custom powdercoated.

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by 00tahoe
    u can get it however u want. that blue was all custom powdercoated.
    but they don't make the OBS kit anymore

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    i have a 8" whiplash lift kit with the torsion bar keyways and i love it. im running 33x14.5x16 nitto mud grapplers right now. i would def run nitto smooth ride no problems at all. my buddy has 35x12.5x20 his rides just as well

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    for sas offroad unlimited sells a bolt in kit that uses a ford h/p dana 60. that axel is a driver side input so you can use your stock case here is a link to the lift selection
    http://www.offroadunlimited.com/orus...Lift&drive=4WD
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Justin, how did you fit the 38s without a body lift? with only a 6" lift? Did they rub alot? And what do you mean by OBS?

    00tahoe, your Tahoe looks great. I've seen the Cognito kit before, has a similar x-front crossmember to the Twisted Suspensions. I read a whole story how the two guys who own those companies used to be partners but have gone their seperate ways. One guy owning Twisted, the other owning Cognito. From what I've read, the Cognito kit is much better. They used to have it on their website, but not any more. Do they even make a kit for the older body style Chevy trucks anymore? Was that the OBS Justin was talking of?

    dirtbiker1388, I like how the Nittos look, but I've heard that they arew really soft and wear quickly. My Tahoe is stillmy daily driver, so I need to choose my tires wisely. I've always gone with BFGs on all of my trucks, I'm currently on my 4th set. I need to pick the right tire that will peform well and still look good.

    Thanks for all of you help. I haven't made any final decisions just yet but I'm leaning toward the Dick Cepek 6" kit, Stage II if they make if for the Tahoe. I'd like to put the 36" Mickey Thompson MTZs on the new KMC Revoler rims. Any additional comments would surely help.

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    the twisted and cognito xmembers do look very similar. my boss knew the guy who owned twisted very well. he made a good kit but he was a really bad businessman. he took orders and money for tons of kits but never sent them and had people out to get him. the shop i work for is a Cognito dealer so thats probably why i have the OBS kit thats not made anymore but u can always call Cognito and see if they will make u one cause they just might.

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brendawg
    Justin, how did you fit the 38s without a body lift? with only a 6" lift? Did they rub alot? And what do you mean by OBS?

    00tahoe, your Tahoe looks great. I've seen the Cognito kit before, has a similar x-front crossmember to the Twisted Suspensions. I read a whole story how the two guys who own those companies used to be partners but have gone their seperate ways. One guy owning Twisted, the other owning Cognito. From what I've read, the Cognito kit is much better. They used to have it on their website, but not any more. Do they even make a kit for the older body style Chevy trucks anymore? Was that the OBS Justin was talking of?

    dirtbiker1388, I like how the Nittos look, but I've heard that they arew really soft and wear quickly. My Tahoe is stillmy daily driver, so I need to choose my tires wisely. I've always gone with BFGs on all of my trucks, I'm currently on my 4th set. I need to pick the right tire that will peform well and still look good.

    Thanks for all of you help. I haven't made any final decisions just yet but I'm leaning toward the Dick Cepek 6" kit, Stage II if they make if for the Tahoe. I'd like to put the 36" Mickey Thompson MTZs on the new KMC Revoler rims. Any additional comments would surely help.
    It was cranked all the way and bounced bad. Front didnt rub that i recall just the rear. 38s arent really possible im just saything that to show 36s would be possible.
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    *2500HD 4x4 CC LB7, 305 SSR's, MBRP, Quadzilla
    *2500HD 4x4 CC 8.1, Ranch Hand
    *1500HD 4x4 CC 6" Superlift, 37" SSR's, 16x10s, Flow & Ranch Hand
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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    Any comments on a tire wider than 12.50? A friend was telling me that tires any wider put too much wear and tear on the front end. He is the one that ditched the IFS lift with the 37's for the solid axle with 40's.

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    Re: Any advice on lifting a 95' tahoe?

    They probaby get any where from 20,000 to maybe 30,000. i have 10,000 miles on them and they still have over 50% left. they do great in the mud and sand. but they are loud tho, but again the better ride. i have a couple buddies with swampers and there trucks shake like crazy

 

 

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