April 15, 2004If I got a 2" BL on a 2-door Tahoe, would I be able to run 33x12.5x15" tires? I would get a 3", but I don't like the amount of frame showing. I figured if I got a 2" BL instead of a 3", I could get some factory running board, which are attached to the body. That should cover up most, or maybe even all of the frame showing.
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April 15, 2004I think you'll have some serious issues with a 2" BL and 33s. You'll need to run a 3" lift for that tires size. My truck has a 3" lift on it, notice how I got the nerf bars to cover up the frame. If you got running boards, I don't think you'd see the frame at all.
April 15, 2004How did you get the nerf bars to cover up the frame? Did you mount them higher on the frame? Usually, nerf bars are a lot lower than that with a body lift. Also, what gas mileage do you get with all of the mods you have?
April 15, 2004I just noticed, are those 33's or 35's on your truck?
April 15, 2004Blacklight- FYI, I was running 33x12.5x15 at stock height on my tahoe for about 3 weeks. I had to do some trimming but they fit. Now I have the body lift on and it looks much better. I also have nerf bars to help cover the frame. I would suggest going for the 3 inch body lift instead of the 2". It isnt going to make much of a difference. I would also suggest getting gap guards to cover the gaps created after a body lift. Check out my pics in my gallery. I have some before and after shots with and without the body lift.
April 15, 2004Brackets hang down from the body mounting bolts and have pre-drilled holes for the tube steps to attach to. I drilled new holes 3" higher in the brackets to move the tube steps up the same amount as the body lift. I am running 35" tires, but I have a full torsion crank and 3" rear lift springs. I would not recommend cranking your torsion bars as it causes all kinds of problems...I will be taking steps this summer to eliminate my torsion cranking. I get about 12 mpg. I will get better mileage when I put more aggressive gearing in.
If you go with the 3" body lift and 33" tires, be sure to use 8" rims. 10" rims will not work as they make the tires swing too wide for the amount of lift you will have.
April 15, 2004I'm running 33x12.50x16" on my 96 Tahoe four by with the t-bars cranked a bit, had to do some trimming, and they do rub sometimes, but they do fit, and they fill up the wheel well nice and tight, which is what i personally like.
April 15, 2004Ralph, that's sweet if it works for you. The stuffed look can look nice. Wouldn't work for me as I do hard offroading and would hate to rip a fender or some other part off.
April 15, 2004I had a 94 Yukon GT 2 Door with a 3 inch body lift and 33-12.5 15's on 15X10 rims with no rubbing at all. The 10 inch rims will work fine.
Check my Old Trucks album to see it. I also bought some Lund universal molded plastic truck steps that were the perfect length from wheel to wheel to cover the frame.