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hello. I am new to the forum! I have a '99 4door, 4wd, LS. I've been dying to lift my truck. I've read that I could do 2" lift shacks and then crank the t-bars 2". But, to be honest, I really don't feel comfortable cranking the t-bars that much.

I also read that I could do a PA body lift. That seems easier to fit 31s on there, because that is my main goal.

So pretty much, my question is, should i do first, then next

A) 2" lift shacks and a 2" t-bar crank
B) 2" normal shakles (1" of lift) and a 1" t-bar crank
C) 2" PA body lift

If you guys have any recommendations as to what tires/rims to put on after the lift to make the tires stick out past the fenders just a hair with no rub/very slight rub, that would be great! Thanks!

P.S. I've done my research
 
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if your wanting to fit 31s underneath for cheap then of course the body lift would be the best bet, but alot of people with rusty blazers have broke the bolts off before, so theres more time into it. Most people on here gets the rought country 2.5 inch lift and a 2 inch BL. rough country just recently released there 6inch Lift for the s10 series.
 
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Body lift first, gives you more room to work on other things
 
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I just did mine last month but i went with a gen 1 3" body lift. You just have to order 2 extra 3" large body spacers and 4 small 3" spacers for the front bumper. the rear bumper is just a matter of making a small 3" bracket and trimming the bottom of the bumper.

this is with 31's. I have my front adjusted up a little but I have more than enough room. I had trimmed to front fenders a little to clear the 31's before i did the body lift and just had shackles and adjusted it up.
 
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Originally Posted by newguy View Post
Body lift first, gives you more room to work on other things
This. The body lift makes it a lot easier to work on your truck for other maintenance and modifications. The t-bar and shackle lift is pretty easy and cheap so it can be done almost any time.
 
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Originally Posted by BMWDr View Post
I just did mine last month but i went with a gen 1 3" body lift. You just have to order 2 extra 3" large body spacers and 4 small 3" spacers for the front bumper. the rear bumper is just a matter of making a small 3" bracket and trimming the bottom of the bumper.

this is with 31's. I have my front adjusted up a little but I have more than enough room. I had trimmed to front fenders a little to clear the 31's before i did the body lift and just had shackles and adjusted it up.
looks good! Just curious, are the extra spacers for more room for the tires? Stupid question I know haha
 
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Thanks guys for all your replies! I appreciate it! Any recommendations on which brand and where to get it from?

Also, I was looking at rims/tires. I was looking at Couger S 8s and 31x10.5x15 tires. I read that they rub the calibers slightly. Any other suggestions on wheels and Which brand of tires do you guys suggest?
 
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Bf goodrench all terrain
 
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any opinions on General Grabber AT2?
 
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I've heard they are good tires also
 

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