suspension lift for a chevy k1500?

i would like to lift my ’96 Chevy Silverado 4×4. this is the first truck i would be lifting and i would like to know if there is any info i should know? i have stock-size tires on it on custom rims. i do not plan on getting bigger tires. i was thinking about a 2" OR 4" lift. should i get a suspension or a body lift? would you recommend a specific brand? order the shocks with the kit? also the ones ive been looking at say they will keep the "rake" look.. is this "cool" to leave alone or should i level it up too? any extra info i may need? this is mostly a highway truck with light mudding and 4-wheeling. would like to possibly do light mud competition also. thank you
for the mud competition: i know i cannot do it with "stock tires" i did not say there were stock tires on it. i just spent 00 on agressive tires. i said they are stock SIZE. sorry for the error. anyway this isnt about my tires. its about the suspension. thank you. PS: i have been mudding for years, just not with a chevy and not with a truck i bought my own lift for.

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4 Responses to suspension lift for a chevy k1500?

  1. Nick W June 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Get an off road design rear shackle flip kit. You get about 4inches of lift if i remember correctly. They go for about $200. For the front you can crank the torsion bars for a few inches in the front. You could also buy cheap coil spring spacers. I don’t know if it will work, but you could also check out the front coils out of a 2500/3500 series truck, they might have taller springs.
    The proper way to lift the front is to buy new lift coil springs.

  2. G-Fire25 June 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    You wouldn’t be able to do competition on stock tires. I don’t think it will look all the great with stock tires on a 4" lift. But hey, its your truck.

  3. trucker460 June 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

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  4. matt_cruz@sbcglobal.net June 2, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    With your stock tires you wouldn’t want to lift it more then 2 inches or it wouldn’t look right, if you lift it 3 to 4 inches 33 or 35 would fit nicely,
    don’t put 35 on a 3 inch lift or you’ll rub, do a lift kit for the suspension, threes alot of them out there so do your own Research, when you do need tires get something like a BFG 33 x 12.5 16with 10 inch rims,