Originally Posted by GC10LTD
SO I know many people have asked and I have too but I am only going to double check and make sure I have all my parts I need. Wanting the RC lift and 31's (265/70/17). I have 72,000 miles on her and havent replaced any of my suspension. Do I need to get new rear shocks with the lift? What about struts? If so, does anyone have part numbers for them? Will I need UCA's as well? I know I'll need wheel spacers. I'm looking to run either some NITTOS or TOYOS for tires. MAy go with a duratrac but not sure yet. Anyways, thanks for all the help yall.
At 72K miles you'll want to swap in new struts and shocks. Brand and part #s tbd. However, when it comes to tires, skip the Duratracs and look at GY Authorities from Wallyworld. Load range C. You'll spend a LOT less money and believe me when I tell you you'll get virtually the same tire, at much less $$ and won't be disappointed.
As far as UCAs you don't need to replace them simply because you are swapping in a lift/leveling kit. Only necessary if the ball joints are shot and even at that with a RC leveling kit you could swap in new oem arms (look at Rockauto.com) and be fine.