99 K1500 Suburban needs a little lift

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  1. GMT4JOE

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    All stock suburban, running 265 K2's.
    Any recommendations for a 2" lift front/rear.
    I've checked a few websites with no luck.
    This creampuff just needs a little boost.
     
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    Running a rough country 2-3 lift on 285s

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    Body lift or torsion bar crank & blocks or add-a-leaf. Body lift exposes chassis and creates gap between body & chassis. Torsion bar crank adds force to steering/suspension parts leading to accelerated wear.
     
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    thanks all...I'm really temped to go all the way with 35's and a 6" lift, but at 59 the pier pressure is too much.
    I'll start slow and do my research, just want quality and reliability, rough country and the 285's look great.
     
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    Speaking lifting a truck, the mount for my snow-plow is so low. What kind of lift do I need to get it up a bit. its even lower with the plow on. Also keep the stock tires on at least for the moment would be nice.

    What kind of lift should I look at?

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    Try cranking the torsion bars, if that doesn't help then a 2 inch should be good so your not to high to use the plow.
     
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    The torsion bars are factory equipment to adjust front ride height. Tighten them so that they're around an inch higher than your desired ride height because they'll settle afterwards as you drive. Note that an alignment is necessary after this procedure.
     
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    OK. Thanks guys, I'll take a look. How much adjust can I get out of them? If that doesn't work, what 2" lift is good?
     

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