I have a 1988 chevy stepside with a 3 inch body lift and some 33-12.5 mud terrain tires. I'm interested to hear some stories from people with similar mods on their trucks about some of the off-roading they were able to do with theirs.
just look at my signature to see what all i have. ive only got all terrains on my truck but i was ssooo suprised to see what i could go through. i found a man made lake that they were constructing before it had water in it and i went down to the bottom and did some bogging in it. pretty sloppy stuff wasnt close to gettin stuck either
ive heard that the angles on some parts (sorry cant remember which stuff) is really bad and just tears stuff up. i would say the 4inch rancho kit. i talked to many people and compared it to the 4 inch pro comp lift and they all said rancho
I can't just hack my fenders though. so much of this truck is for the soul purpose of looking nice. I don't plan to do any real serious off-roading with it. just a mud hole here and there. this truck is in mint condition......spotless. there's no way I'm gonna hack the fenders.
i trimmed the inside of the fenders and I shaved my bumper slightly. My torsion bars have been tightened up about an inch. they don't rub at all, I've tried getting as much compression as possible, and they don't touch
my sub fit 33's stock with only minor rubbing when i did some real off roading, but with the 3" body that i just put on I have no problems whatsoever. It is also great offroad. I dont really have traction problems in mud or sand either but i guess thats because i have that extra weight over the rear. My BFG AT's dont hold me back at all, the only thing that really holds me back from goin just about anywhere i want is the ground clearance issues, but im gonna try to change that temporarily by puttin some 35's.
I had 33" firestone 23 degree mud tread radials with 3" body lift and that baby went EVERYWHERE. People were amazed.. It also helps that if the nut behind the wheel is a bit loose... :
you can see my pics and in the buildup there is a pic of my truck with 33's
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