Level kit or small lift?

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by Marshall206, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Marshall206

    Marshall206 TYF Newbie

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    New to this forum, ive been searching and reading tons of threads on here lots of great info.

    Im looking to do either a level kit or small lift and either 33s or 35s on my 07 suburban LTZ

    most important to me is I keep the ride decent and not too rough, little to no rubbing, and I dont stress any front end parts too much.

    not really looking for the super aggressive huge lift and huge tire look, but something a little more low key... although I think the huge lifts look cool I just dont want that much attention lol.


    Would 17s and 33s with a level kit look weird in your opinion? like little skate board wheels?

    or should I just keep stock 20s and do 33s with level kit?

    other option (if it will fit) would be 17s with level kit and 35s and maybe have to trim a little or get like a -6 offset


    which would you guys choose? any info is very much appreciated, thanks

    my 05 avalanche had 33s with wheel spacers and I believe no leveling kit, stock 17in wheels and it didnt rub at all
     
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    LTZ has a nice suspension for a great ride, I'd just level it and run the stock size rubber on the 17s. Found this on the net, looks nice. I think those are 20s from a later model GMC.

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    That one doesnt look bad, I am looking to definitely go larger than stock on the rubber. At least 33s, 35s would be cool but wondering if it can be realistically done without a larger 6-8inch lift
     
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    Well, there's plenty of photos and builds, even right here on this forum. Search and post up some examples that strike your fancy.
     
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    Level it.
     
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    Ya im going to just level it. Can someone suggest a good priced quality level kit for 07 without autoride, and also what spacers for rear? If there is a specific level kit that will work well with the bilsteins that would be great.

    so hoping total it will be 2.5 in front and not stressing anything, then 1.5 rear.


    my local Les Schwab said with a 2in level kit installed they could fit "33s" which were actually 32.6in x 11.5 cooper Hybrid AT/MT. Thats with my stock 20in wheels and no trimming

    So on paper Im guessing that I could fit 35s with pro comp 17s -6 offset, since the wheel size is 17in instead of 20in. The r20 tires are same price as 17in wheels with r17 tires

    heres the link to the wheel tire package I was considering,

    procomp series 97 17x8 -6 offset and Atturo trailblade XT 35x12.5r17

    https://www.customwheeloffset.com/buy-wheel-offset2/PCW97-7883/TBXT-I0052895/gloss-black-pro-comp-series-97-17x8-6-atturo-trail-blade-xt-35x125r17?year=2007&make=Chevrolet&model=Suburban 1500&bolt_patterns=6x5.5,6x139.7&suspension=Leveling Kit
     
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    DaRosa218 Firefighter-Paramedic

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    Pretty sure you're not going to clear 35's on a lift/level.

    I was on a CCM 2.5"/1" Kit and had to trim to clear 285/65r18's on my stock offset rims. Not saying you can"t completely, just going to have some trimming and a Cali Fender Mod on your hands.

    33's honestly do not look bad and will make your transmission and gearing much happier :)

    My Suburban with said lift and 33's along with my Escalade also on 33's.

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    50261151-61CE-45D0-B1F1-3AA62A343DD6.jpeg 34CFAE9B-3214-4658-8225-04BDE0C983A4.jpeg D556476F-35CE-4F9E-9AA1-C1905BABCC98.jpeg Rough contry 2” level front only, stick rims, no trimming 285/70/17 almost a 33
     
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    Actually, i think the leveling kit is posted there wiseass..... and its not a tooma!!!
     
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