Questions about level lifting GMT 800
Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:02 PM
Edited by Blue_Z71, 21 November 2011 - 06:04 PM.
2006 Silverado 1500 Z71 in Blue Metallic - L33 5.3L, 4.10 gears, G80 locker, Smittybilt 3" Sure Steps, Tow Mirrors, K&N filter, Vette Servo, Dumped exhaust with 4" tip, 3" body lift, 2.5" keys, 5" blocks, 35x12.50x17 BFG KM2's, 17x9 DC-2 rims - GONE
Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:20 PM
You don't loose mileage from leveling or lifting... you loose mileage with the larger tires. With that said, when geared properly, you can get near stock mileage. My 03 5.3L 4-speed with 4.10 gears ran 35" tires with a 6" lift and I achieved all day long 14-15mpg intown and 18-19mpg highway as long as I kept the speed below 70mph.
So... I assure you with 100% you can crank your current torsion bars to get a full 2" of lift out of the front without issue. You can run 285's after but you will need some kind of tune to adjust for the larger tires. If you don't, it will throw off your speedo, your shift points, and your mileage. I don't recommend running larger keys to achieve more lift than that. You WILL start having issues with ball joints, CV joints and tie-rod ends if you over extend your front suspension. And anytime you crank the torsion bars, you'll need an alignment.
You can Take it or leave it. Good luck.
Deep Ruby Metallic
2014 Silverado Z71 Double Cab
Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:54 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:20 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:42 PM
2001 Silverado Z71-->5.3-->G80-->230,000 miles, Warn 8000 pound winch with a Warn Trans4mer, True duals no muffler w cats on it sounds amazing, MasterCraft Courser M/T's(285/75/16), Two 12 inch subs, Ready Lift Leveling Kit 1978 GMC Jimmy--> In the process of getting her road worthy...Then a 6 inch lift an 37s will come
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