I bought mine from Performance lifts, I see they want $1850.00 for it now. I don't think I payed quite that for it. I know some have purchased it from New Level for less. It's a high quality kit that keeps factory geometry, not an over stretched level like the RC 3.5". That kit does nothing to correct for the tie rods or lower ball joint angles and gives you a small diff drop that still puts the CVs on a pretty extreme angle. I just new I wasn't going to put a junk lift on a 60K truck.
I did the CST 4 1/2" lift on mine, I went with there coilovers. You can use your stock struts with the the spacer provided with the kit. The CST is a bracket lift, which keeps your track width stock. Kit comes with everything needed other then rear shocks. I purchased the CST street series rear shocks and am happy with those. I think they were $200.00 for the pair. I also removed my overload spring and installed a Deaver J1 mini-pack with the factory block. Kit comes with 3" which I didn't use. That gave a very nice ride in the rear. Truck actually rides nicer now then it did stock. The lift is designed to run a 35" tire with a 5" backspace wheel. I'm running a 33x12.50/22 on a 22x10 -25 wheel with plenty of clearance.
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I haven't left the house since Friday. I did a little yard work today and heard very little traffic on the main road. I worked last week with just one other employee. We were working outside with distance between us for the most part. I'll most likely go ahead and work till they shut down everything. I'm not going into any stores or gas stations if I don't absolutely have to.
You would probably be better off going to the lowest setting on the Bilsteins and installing a 1" spacer under the strut and achieve 2" of lift up front and have a better ride. If you added the 1.5" body lift, that would get you 3 1/2" total and give you the clearance you need and ride better then that SST 4" kit. That 4" SST kit is just a stretched level and be a lot harder on the CVs, lower ball joints, and tie rods,
It really isn't necessary to weld that piece in on the Zone kit. Most other kits don't even include that little piece of steel. The issue you may have with the Zone kit is that it increases your front track width 11/2" per side. So it will push your 10 wides out another 1 1/2". If that bothers you, you may be better off with the RC 5" bracket lift. It won't increase your track width, so your front tires would be just as they are now.
You could always lower it to 5" and add a set of coilovers in place of the huge spacer above the strut. That would give you a lot better ride. The 7 1/2" RC is actually the same crossmember drop as the 5". Just uses a taller spacer on top of the struts. That's why it rides rough.
I returned my 2013 GMC back to stock before selling it. I installed the lift so I kept all the stock parts and rewelded the rear crossmember chunk back on that was removed. If you don't have the stock parts you would need to acquire them, mainly the stock knuckle's, and that piece cut from the crossmember to drop the front differential.
I don't have any pictures with my truck from work. My Silverado is mainly used for doing estimates. The only thing that goes in the back are a couple Soft Cut concrete saws and a power washer. I have a Medium duty that does all the heavy lifting so that doesn't count here. I'll just post a picture of it so you can see what a concrete contractor needs for a work truck.
This member has the 6.5" Zone running 35x12.50 on the stock 20x9 LTZ wheels. He's running spacers on the rear to match the front. Zone kit pushes out the front wheels 1 1/2" on each side.
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