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Old 05-01-2010, 09:49 PM
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8" lift and 35's

IS an 8inch lift on a 2000 going to look stupid with 35's?
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They are definitely going to look small. Most people run at least a 37, and sometimes a 38 with an 8" lift.
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Im running 4" with 35's and I think they look small. I would go no less than 37's, more like 38's
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waaaay too much lift for 35's. Definitely won't look proportional. I've got a 5" lift with 37's and think it looks about right.
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Well the issue I am running into is I have 3.73 gears and an auto with no tune. I am scared the 37's will tear up the trans. I don't pull anyhting with it but I do drive it back and forth to work.
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It all depends on what your long term plans are.

Yeah, too much lift and little tires looks dumb. But you do what you gotta do...

You only want to lift it once, right? Maybe you can't afford the bigger tires, and you wanna someday get the trans taken care of, and then you can get the tires and gears you want later on... I've run my old chevy like that... lift and cut out the fenders to clear 40" boggers for play time, and run 35's on the street... it works for me. Looks a little funny, but even with the 35's, lock in the hubs and it goes where I point it, but that's the lockers doing their work!!!

Another thing to concider is that you could run the bigger tires with your current trans, just drive smartly. Don't be drag racin' out from every stop light (like I do), don't be towing anything heavy, and help the tranny all you can by helping it shift, not lugging or low speed in OD. Adding a tranny cooler might help also... the stock one is tiny.
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It all depends on what your long term plans are.

Yeah, too much lift and little tires looks dumb. But you do what you gotta do...

You only want to lift it once, right? Maybe you can't afford the bigger tires, and you wanna someday get the trans taken care of, and then you can get the tires and gears you want later on... I've run my old chevy like that... lift and cut out the fenders to clear 40" boggers for play time, and run 35's on the street... it works for me. Looks a little funny, but even with the 35's, lock in the hubs and it goes where I point it, but that's the lockers doing their work!!!

Another thing to concider is that you could run the bigger tires with your current trans, just drive smartly. Don't be drag racin' out from every stop light (like I do), don't be towing anything heavy, and help the tranny all you can by helping it shift, not lugging or low speed in OD. Adding a tranny cooler might help also... the stock one is tiny.
Good point. Just take it easy on the trans and I think you would be ok. You MPG is gonna go down a decent amount. You could always trade me your 8" for my 4"
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