I actually found out about Elkas through a Tacoma forum. A self-proclaimed Kings fan-boy and dealer gave them rave reviews. After reading their website, I saw a lot of words that described my own needs and was kind of shocked (haha) I’ve never seen them mentioned before, even in conversations where people mention having these exact needs (that is, a mix of on-road driving as well forest/fire roads, washboards, etc). They seem almost too good to be true. btw, I think they have a set that’s for non-lifted trucks, too.
I’d love for the mirrors to either auto-unfold upon approach, or upon unlocking, like my wife’s VW Atlas. They fold when you lock, unfold when you unlock. They double as a lock indicator for those times your home and want to check your car doors.
After much suspension research, I’ve landed on Elka 2.5 Reservoir coilovers and rears for my AT4 6.2. I chose Elkas because they’re progressive valved and I’m told that’s best for my needs (on-road as well as forest roads w/ washboards, potholes, etc.) Before I pull the trigger, does anyone have any direct experience with these on a Sierra or Silverado 1500? https://www.elkasuspension.com/product/2-5-reservoir-front-rear-shocks-kit-for-chevrolet-silverado-1500-2019-to-2020-2-in-to-3-in-lift/?c=72e1ba2726d6 After all the positive reviews/info I’ve read about them online, I’m kind of surprised they’re not more popular. They seem to fill a niche in that they’re an improvement over stock without being too firm for daily driving. Any info is much appreciated.
If someone’s getting flashed enough that feel compelled to make a forum post about it, they probably need to adjust their lights. It’s worth investigating at the very least. None of us can say for sure, but since he asked for advice, people gave him advice.
I’ve never been flashed in my AT4. When I flash others on the road it’s not to be a dick, but to let them know their high beams are on and blinding me. I’ll never understand why people get so offended when someone flashes them. If multiple people flash you, maybe get your headlights adjusted.
Who’s running this kit on their AT4? What are your thoughts? Tried searching, but not many results. https://cognitomotorsports.com/cognito-1-inch-performance-leveling-kit-with-fox-ps-coilover-2.0-ifp-shocks-for-19-21-silverado-trail-boss-sierra-at4-1500-4wd.html
Thanks everyone. I guess my next question is which aftermarket UCA will allow me to keep my OEM 18” wheels? A few kits I’ve picked claim to be incompatible with OEM 18” wheels, and I’m told it’s due to the UCAs. I’m leaning toward these RC UCAs that will let me lift the front 1 inch over stock for a total of 3”: https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-forged-aluminum-upper-control-arms-29501.html?find=2021-gmc-sierra-1500-4wd-752716#overview
I’ve actually put out feelers in the Portland area, but maybe I’ll find a shop that can demonstrate the difference. When I say off-road, I’m mostly talking about bad gravel roads and forest roads, so nothing major. I’d like to be able to go 20-30 mph since some of these roads are very long and going 5-10 mph can add hours and hours to a trip.
Thanks, Gangly. After seeing many of your responses elsewhere, I value your feedback since you seem levelheaded and reasonable. That, and I’ve read enough good feedback about the Bilstein’s that I think they’re what I need.
Thanks, also want to be able to hit rough/washed out forest roads without rattling family’s teeth. These are a third option I like, but no compression adjustment: https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/chevy-gmc/silverado-1500/2019/cognito-1-inch-performance-uniball-leveling-kit-with-fox-ps-coilover-2-0-ifp-for-19-20-silverado-sierra-1500-at4-silverado-1500-trail-boss-4wd/
Hi folks, I have a 6.2L AT4 and as much as I love the truck, the shocks are a little too bouncy. I’ve spent hours researching suspension upgrades and I’ve landed on two options: Bilstein 6112/5160; or Fox 2.5 Performance DSC. Both with upgraded UCAs. My goals are less roll during turns, less bounce on the highway, more compliance with the road/pot holes, and good washboard performance. Good on-road performance (not Cadillac-like ride, but at least not jarring) is also important. I don’t do serious Baja style off-road, but many local forest roads are rough. I’ve read mixed reports about the Bilstein: some say they’re perfect on and off road, and some say they’re too firm for daily driving. The price is what has me considering them. For anyone who owns these, will they meet my needs? I’m considering the Fox 2.5 DSCs because I understand I can change the speed compression, and I’m guessing that means I can firm them up for off-roading, or soften them up for daily driving. Am I right?
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