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Old 12-25-2008, 08:55 PM
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Lift, Tire, Gears

Well, I just scored a pretty good deal on a lift and set of gears. It's an 8" Icon lift with bilsteins and 4.88 gears with less than 6,000 miles on the whole set up. I gave a $1000.00 for all. Seemed good to me.

I am just curious what everyone else is running size wize for tires. I think with the 4.88's I can probably run anything I want, with the only issue being body clearance. I am thinking about 39.5 inch iroks on 17's with around 4" of backspace.

Anyone got any pics of their 8" lift combo's. And what do you think of this combo I am considering.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:00 PM
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thats a great deal....

with 4.88 your gonna want at least 39.5" tires or 40's... anything lower than that and your RPM's are gonna be really high on highway speeds....

youll have slight rubbing issues so a lil trimming will be in order

so is the installed yet? you know where already waiting for pics
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Progress

Making progress on the engine, had to build an engine stand heavy enough to hold this big pig. Still tearing it down right now. I will post when I figure out exactly what went wrong with it.

The deal on the lift was to good to pass up, so now the truck is in for a total transformation before it hits the road again. Hopefully it will look pretty good when it's done and I hope to be in the 400 hp range, that would make my day.

Anyway, I made a photobucket account, but I am computer stupid and can't figure out how to resize and post pics, otherwise I would post some progress pics for all to enjoy.
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4.88s...gonna need some 44+ tires for those gears. 4.56 is the most I would do for a 39.5-42" tire. I run 38s and 4.30s. Had 42s and 4.56s for a while
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With that lift 37" fit great, with those Iroks I'd go up 2"

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Old 12-26-2008, 03:05 PM
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Lift, Tire

I may step up to 41's, not sure yet. The gears came with the lift, so maybe I will try to sell them and get some 4.56's or something. I am not scared of a little fender trimming to clear a bigger tire, in fact I have been thinking of putting on the Bushwacker cut out flares. If the flares go on, I could probably run 46's if I wanted too.

Anyway, I was thinking the gearing might be a bit low for 39's, thanks for the info guys. I'll post up some pics if I ever figure out how.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:15 PM
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great buy man. actually they say to run 5.13's with 38's on a 6.0
the 4.88's would be fine with 38's or 40's tho. heres a 8" lift and 3" body with 38x15.50x20
this was my old truck. stock 3.73 gears but wanted to do 5.13's

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Old 12-26-2008, 03:29 PM
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Thanks for the pics, that's what I was wanting to see so I could kinda judge what kinda room I was going to have to work with. By the way, that's a nice looking truck...
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:30 PM
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don't listen to the guy with 4.30 gears in a street truck.
5.13's with 38s? Its a bit different with a 6.0 since they redline higher, but at 2000rpms (good cruising speed) with that setup you'd only be running 60mph. Most people I have seen with 37-41" tires on 6.0's go with either 4.30s or 4.56s. With the 4.30s instead of 5.13s you'd be running around 72mph at 2000rpms...a bit better, unless you tow houses on the regular.

60mph at 2000rpms isn't fun, which is what you'll get if you put 4.88s in with 38" tires Maybe 64mph if you go to 40s
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