Ok Guys, Anyone with any information or experience with a CST 4.5 lift using Bilstein 5100 struts? I'm looking to raise my 2018 SLT up (already have 33's) but want to stay away from increasing the track width. Looks like the CST bracket lift is the way to go. So my question is on how should I set this up with what my current set up is at now. I have front Bilstein's set at the max setting which gave me approximately a1 3/4" lift to help level the truck out. Rear is stock. Actually it rides fine with the max setting, I'm just ready to get it higher in the air. So I'm upgrading to a CST 4.5" lift. As I said, it rides fine. So the plan is to keep the Bilstein strut set up and do the CST install. Now do I keep it set at the max setting, or back it off some or all? Advantages or disadvantages?? If I leave the Bilstein struts at the max setting, does that give it "extra" lift in the front and would I need to increase to the 4" block for the rear? Or do the add a leaf? Plus I'd like to get new "longer" Bilstein's for the rear. Any help anyone can give is appreciated.
Didn't realize this would be such a strong topic.... FYI: I changed my cabin air filter on my '17 Yukon Denali at 25K miles after the dealer told me it needed replaced. When I pulled it at 25K, it was clean as a whistle. However my vehicles are garaged anytime they are not rolling down the road. (Retired : ) I can see it getting dirtier in a different environment. I like to do some of my own maintenance work from time to time. However as noted, the fuel induction service kind of threw me for a loop. I have burned premium fuel in both 6.2's since day 1.
So I take my 2018 truck in to the stealership for an oil change. It's got 19K miles on it. Service consultant comes and tells me of "recommended" services for my truck. Fuel induction service for $129. Replace Cabin filter for $44.99 Replace Air filter for $37.99 $212 for BS services needed at 19K miles. Ah...…… NO... Looks like I may go back to doing my own oil changes.
I've got Bilstein 5100's set as high as they go on my '18 CC. It gave me the advertised added height of a little less than 2 inches. There is still a small amount of rake in the front. Others have posted they added a small 1/2 inch spacer under the Bilstein's with no problems, but I have no personal experience with that. Bilstein's alone will not get you the 2.5 inches you are looking for. My ride is great and not harsh with them set at the top notch. I'm running the OEM tire right now ( GSA ) and will be upgrading to 33's here soon.
Leveled my '18 Sierra with Bilstein's set on top notch. No noise, no rough ride. However, I'm not up 2.5" either. Ended up as advertised. About 1.85"
That's a great deal. Went on their website, just wish I wasn't over 3 hrs away.
Installed Bilstein's at the top notch. Raised the front as advertised, just shy of 2". Rides fine. Still about a 1" rake from front to back even tho the picture doesn't quite show it. I'm good with the stance and happy I used the top notch. 2018 Z71 with stamped arms. Stock size tires for now. Plan to upsize to 33"
So did the lift or level you did cause your stock size tire to rub the control arm as the previous poster had mentioned? I've got a set of Bilsteins ready to go on my '18 SLT and leaning towards the highest setting.
2018 SLT crew cab with 6.2 bought at the end of June. MSRP $55K. Got it for $39,500 + title & tax & doc. fee. This is without GM points. Incentives were great then. Yes it came from Laura. FYI... Laura has a '18 CC All Terrain SLT 6.2 on their website. MSRP $58 Sale Price $47,800 $10K off Trades at Laura are usually not that good tho.
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