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    2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 4wd

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  1. Exactly what Velocyraptor said! A mid travel kit will not get you the exact look you are going for. I am running a Dirtking mid-travel kit and extended travel Fox 2.5 dsc on all corners. I can not fit 35" tires with out getting the fiberglass fenders and some fabrication. With the idea's you are asking you really need to do the suspension first and the fiberglass fenders and then see how far you wanna go with the fabrication and fiberglass fenders to fit 35"/37" tires. With the 6.2 you will not notice the 35"' upgrade as much but if you decide to go 37" you have to re gear! Yo can not go wrong with Mazzulla, bajakits or dirtking. They are all priced very close. I would contact a company that you are leaning towards and tell them your goals and budget. For a full cantilever long travel set up the rear you are looking at serious $$$$$. If you want a long travel kit your looking at least $7,200 just for the suspension front and rear not installed. The fiberglass fenders are not that expensive, its the fab to fit larger tires and paint that adds up! figure $2,000 for the front fenders with mods and paint. I have no idea what the rear fiberglass fenders cost to install but I would guess another $2,000. Do not forget you have to add up your new wheel tire combo $2,200. The bumper in the photo looks like an ADD or Nfab bumper those are around $2,000? issues not expected: 1) not every shop is good at doing alignments on long or mid travel suspensions so that narrows down places to bring your vehicle. ( you will wnat to have more alignments done with long or mid travel) 2) Replacement parts - all of these kits use uni-ball and heim joints on everything. These will need to be replaced more often than regular bushings and require more maintenance this goes back to issue #1. I.E. oem upper ball joint $50ea vs a uniball $110ea. 3) you can not just go to your local parts store to get these parts. meaning you know you are going to need them almost every 20,000 miles so make sure you buy them and have them on hand if its your daily driver! 4) do to these uniball and hemi joints you will notice more squeeks. not a big deal but be prepared cuz it will happen everytime your truck moves and comes to a stop. 5) While the icon, king and fox shocks/coilovers look amazing and are incredibly comfortable and handle amazing these do require more maintenance as well. They are rebuild-able and is recommended to have them re valved and sealed every 50,000 miles and more every 10,000 miles http://www.ridefox.com/service.php?m=offroad I could go on for days but these are the ones to get you thinking!
  2. It wouldn't be the first time that happened lol! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Good find! I just placed my order!! The total came to $395.09 after discount and $14.95 shipping. I guess I'll find out if it actually works on a 2015 silverado! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Does anyone know of if 19366657 will work with a 2015?
  5. JL Audio stealth box

    Damn it I want this so bad but I'm in cali! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Do not worry about the pre-load on the 2.0's. Many of the guys on the forum have run them and love them! A few people have even swapped from the bilstein 5100's and couldn't be happier! Like I mentioned before and the others are saying, you really do not need the 2.5's for your needs. I have a the Dirtking mid travel uniball upper control arms with Fox 2.5 remote reservoir DSC extended travel all the way around and I love them! Would I recommend this set up for a daily driver....... nope! I was completely happy with the bilstein 5100 on the road. The Fox 2.0's are even better then the bilsteins! I went with this set up after off roading a lot with the bilstein 5100's and I need more out of the suspension. If my truck was mainly driven on the road I would go for the fox 2.0 all the way around and if towing more just add airbags! FYI from personal experience with the Fox 2.5 with DSC on the rear I would not get them to help with weight and load! While you can adjust the DCS they are not easy to access on the rear shocks nor do the help with load. it is used for controlling dampening and rebound of travel which is different then what you were told. Trust me, I have loaded up the truck and messed with them a bunch with no real difference. It is less expansive and much easier and reliable to just add airbags with onboard air! Now when I slapped on airlift 5000 bags it was a huge difference and a quarter the price! If you offroad a lot you want to use the Daystar air bag cradles so you can get your full travel in back with the bags helping for load! http://www.daystarweb.com/productdetail.php?productID=1232
  7. That looks awesome Jmiller11331! Which system did you order??
  8. 1) the higher you go the more potential for parts wearing out sooner than expected. *ball joins and cv boots* this will happen any time you level/lift and is to be expected. 2) you only need upper control arms if you get fox 2.5 models with extended travel meaning the level 0"-3". If you get fox 2.5 that only level 0"-2" you do not need upper control arms. 2) you can go as high as 2" after that it is recommended that you get a drop diff kit and extended brake lines. 3) if you are getting them in trade go for any of the Fox 2.5 0"-2" travel just because it's nothing outa your pocket! There is a huge $$$$ difference between the fox 2.5 and fox 2.0 set up! In reality you should go with chevyroofers set up and just get the fox 2.0 all the way around. If you are not off-roading at all you really do not need the fox 2.5. 4) you must understand that you are looking at using coil overs to "level" your truck. This means that the higher you want it the more pre load is on the spring. This is okay because they are built to do this but it will have an affect on your ride quality a little bit. Meaning that if you have The coilovers set at 0" lift they will ride more like a caddy because there is little to no pre load on the spring. If you then set the coilovers to 2" lift it will ride a little stiffer as the spring has more tension on it. The Fox coilovers ride amazing even set at the 2" max level. the fox 2.0 will ride so much better than a standard level block kit or the bilsteins 5100. 5) again if you just go with fox 2.0 all the way around you do not need to buy anything else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Dirtking upper alignment cam locks

    I will take them! shipped to 94551
  10. I want to hear a truck with both the center console and 2x10 rear seat JL audio stealth boxes installed! mmmmmmmm BASS!!!
  11. https://accessories.chevrolet.com/search/2017/Chevrolet/Silverado%201500#/106001/Wheels%20and%20Wheel%20Components?sortId=2
  12. http://www.stockwheels.com/Chevrolet-Wheels-Rims#/specFilters=3!#-!6384!-#!10!#-!5770&pageSize=60&viewMode=grid&orderBy=10&pageNumber=1
  13. It does not have apply car play or android auto which is the main reason why I have not got one yet. How can a head unit with a suggested retail of $4,000 not have car play or android auto?? That and to have phone mirroring or to use the accessories options you have to buy 6 other adapters and accessories to make them work which is an additional $500+
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