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Old 08-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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I REALLY want to lift my sonoma. Its 2wd and the boyfriend thinks its stupid to lift a truck that isnt 4wd.
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being a sonoma and 2wd i would lower it but thats just me
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Depends on the style your looking for. I have seen some nice looking 2wd trucks look good lifted slightly with larger (but not huge) tires front and back.
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Lift it, but not a ton. 6 inches'll do ya just fine. The extra ground clearance helps a ton.

Lifting is always about looks, its about function too.
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Finding out the largest tires that will fit your truck might be a good way to go, the issues is making sure you can turn the wheels fully. Another thing you might want to look at is a body-lift instead of a suspension lift. Very easy to install a body lift and generally you avoid issues like drive-shaft length and brake line extensions that often need to be modified with a suspension lift.

One easy course of action would be to find someone selling ZR2 tires/rims and see if you can test them before you buy them. Would give you a little more height and you would be keeping it all GM....
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I think it is stupid as well, but is also your truck, so I feel you should do what ever you would like to!
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Yeah i think going with bigger tires would help a lot. i dont want it like 4 feet off the ground or anything, just wanting to make it look a little meaner.
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being a sonoma and 2wd i would lower it but thats just me
i would, but it seems like everyone else does that... and im not one to be like everyone else. lol
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i think some better wheels and tires would be enough, my uncle had a truck like yours but it came with these rims and 255 wide rubber, it looked good. i think you could probably find a set in the junk yard. in fact i got him to put steelies on it and i kept those for my firebird. not a big fan of lifted 2wd'* you know they dont go off road so whats the point. some nice rims, a cowl hood and a 350 conversion would be what i would do with that truck

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I would say put a 3" suspension lift on and see how you like it. If it looks good, then put a 3" body lift on and take a look. Bigger tires will help keep it looking good.
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