I'm running 2" beltech drop shackles with beltech street and performance shocks for a k2 truck(0-2" drop) and my rear end doesn't bounce around and isn't overly stiff. I have occasionally hit the stock bump stop on really hard dip/bumps in the road but otherwise rides much better in the rear than stock setup. I still need to get rid of the stock struts up front.
On a 2wd it's not as critical since there is no front axle shaft that could potentially hit/rub on a bottom mount if you go with 2"+ lift blocks. You could go with either or both depending on how high you go. More than 3" I believe (someone who's done it correct me if I'm wrong) you will want to consider getting new upper control arms. Bottom mounts are a little easier to install since you don't have to remove the struts. You should still get the alignment checked regardless of which type of level you use as well.
https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/220139-active-aero-grill-shutters /?tab=comments#comment-2217157 Seems some gassers also have them. There's at least one guy with a 6.2 with the grill shutters in that thread
Anyone who installs an intake that replaces the stock intake tube should feel a nice bump in throttle response and mid range power. Couldn't tell if anything was gained on the top end. That is the biggest restriction in my opinion. I noticed an immediate improvement when I replaced the stock tube with larger diameter tubing and a smoother track. It's not drastict but enough to definitely notice before and after and I used the same stock air filter before and after with no other changes at that time. I would only assume that with the huge filters that come with the s&b that would help even more. But like others have said it needs to be dynoed to see just how much it's helping at WOT.
That's a good point. Maybe I should have added that the stock knobs don't bother me enough order some at this price point. I just did a quick Google search and some sites are selling these for as much as $300! Definitely go straight to the source if y'all do get some. Oh and keep the pics coming!
They do look good, but not $150 worth of good for me. I'll keep looking forward for more of y'all's pics tho. Funny thing, I never even noticed the headlight knob was a slightly different silver until this thread.
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