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Please please help me! Need a lift kit!

Old January 9th, 2019, 12:26 AM
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I live in Sweden and Love american cars! I just bought a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban k1500 6.5L 4 wd 8 lug. Its the same front as the 92-98. Independent front suspension. The big issue is the 8 lug, the car is bone stock! Cant find any lift! Should I go for a k2500 lift? Have about 1100 dollars to spend. Have a friend that lives in Florida that ships to Sweden so shipping is not a problem. Please help me! Have a nice day!
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Old January 9th, 2019, 6:27 AM
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There are difference in the frames. Your issues is because of the age of the Suburban. Try and see if Rough Country has anything. You also have a diesel motor and since you said you have 8 lugs I suspect you have a 2500 platform verses the 1500.

https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-susp...t-kit-274.html

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Old January 9th, 2019, 6:53 AM
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There are difference in the frames. Your issues is because of the age of the Suburban. Try and see if Rough Country has anything. You also have a diesel motor and since you said you have 8 lugs I suspect you have a 2500 platform verses the 1500.

https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-susp...t-kit-274.html

Thank you for answering! But why is it called 1500 if it is a 2500 plattform?

Is it hard to make a 3 inch body Lift insted? Does all wireing from ac/4wd/gearbox/fuel filler etc need to make longer?
if i do a 3 inch body Lift and 1 inch torsion key 2" lift block rear
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Old January 9th, 2019, 9:01 AM
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it's 20 years old and still works? I'd leave it alone. You're going to open pandora's box of problems. Worn CV joints, worn suspension parts. unlevel ride. rough ride, etc.

it's your car, but I don't see this as something I'd take on... I'm also not a fan of rough country. They are cheap for a reason. Had a kit on my first wrangler... it was awful...
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It has 12.000miles on it. Should I be worried? Always thought that american cars / engines were built to last. Should I sell it?
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I'm not suggesting there is anything wrong with it, just stating that modifying anything can come with unintended consequences.
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Default This is from the glove compartment. I just need to know... Will a 2500 8 lug lift fit

Should I go for a 92-98 k 1500 diesel 6 lug lift kit or a 92-98 k 2500 8 lug? Mine is a 1500 8 lug. Seems like the model is a ck10906???
diameter of rear axel is about 3.34 inches or 84.85mm.
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I would run the vin and see what you have. I have never seen a 8 lug 1500. Rough Country will do what you need but as stated earlier you will be changing the geometry of the drive train. What are your goals for a lift and maybe we could give you a better answer.
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Default The VIN says Chevrolet Suburban k1500

It is a real headache for me!! It is 8 lug and all has same amount (alot) of rust and former owner has not change axels.

Only want it to look cool. 3 inch lift or 4 or 6 just a bit!

Were can I find out what axel it has?

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Old January 11th, 2019, 8:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Andre Melkeraaen View Post
It is a real headache for me!! It is 8 lug and all has same amount (alot) of rust and former owner has not change axels.

Only want it to look cool. 3 inch lift or 4 or 6 just a bit!

Were can I find out what axel it has?
When you run the vin it will tell you what the axle is. The body is the same for a 1500 and 2500. Since you mention rust where is it located. On the frame or body or both.
I would actually call or email rough country to see if the the kit you want will work with either platform. The max lift I would do would be a 4", but I would be worried about the angles of the drive shafts. Premature wear will result if it is too radical. A 2" lift is very modest and can help out to level the truck some.
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