I just did mine with the eibach springs last week. Snap ring is set to the lowest but I'm about a quarter inch higher in the front. Think I will add an inch to the rear as well. The ride is stiffer but a lot more controlled. I noticed my truck didn't feel like it was going to skip off the trails while out in the woods last weekend. Steering also feels smother and in less of a bind as opposed to a spacer kit. I think this is the way to go for a level and replacement shocks unless you have the cash for fox, king, etc....
The noise came back slightly so I ended up taking my truck to another dealer for that and a loose/popping seat problem. I was completely honest and told them about my experience with the other dealer and at least wanted a second opinion. They replaced the steering gear under warranty. I think removing the level was the key for them to cover it.
chris15706 replied to Waterfowler41's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsI was going by this guys measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDIX8yJLwM He just did the springs and set them at the bottom snap ring. I was hoping to do the same and leave the rear alone. I had a 2 inch spacer level before and the front height was perfect to me.
chris15706 replied to Waterfowler41's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsI had the 6112’s on order but gave up and decided to go with this same kit. I thought the springs give you 2 inches? Did you take any fender measurements? Glad you didn’t have any problems with those spring compressors. Think I’m going to chicken out and just have a shop do that part.
It has been a week since I took the level off and after the alignment last Tuesday the popping is gone I think. I cant get it to make the noise anymore and the steering does feel better. Good news is my tires don't rub but I don't like the look of the factory rake. Also took off the lower valence when I went in the woods last weekend to help keep the front end from scraping every time I got in a rut. Still waiting on delivery for the Bilstein 6112's and I think I will go ahead and set those at 1.23 inches.
chris15706 replied to xps800doo's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMYou sure can fit some stuff back there. Here is a few pics of my 5 channel sundown and lc7. I also did the rear seat mod so I can access my stuff without taking out the back seat. Here is the full thread if you want to read more: https://www.gmfullsize.com/threads/2017-crew-cab-silverado-audio-upgrade.308436/
Well I took off the level yesterday. Going in for an alignment soon. I heard the popping noise as soon as I backed out of the driveway but haven't heard it since. Maybe its in my head but it does feel like the steering is easier. Will keep listening for it and most likely take it to another dealer this week or the next. I placed my order for the Bilstein 6112 coilovers so maybe those will come in and I can install in the next month or so. I had the 5100's on my last truck and it seemed to mount up a lot better than the stock struts and a spacer. Someone asked earlier and in case you cant tell, yes I install my own stuff. Here is a pic of my last truck just for fun. 2008 Sierra with RCX 5 inch, Bilstein 5100 at top setting, 1.5 inch zone body lift, 35x12.50x20 Hankook MT's, 4.56 gears and a Detroit trutrac. I had the 2008 for 8 years and plan on keeping my 2017 just as long.
I was going to do this at least to get a second opinion in case the first dealership didn't diagnose properly after seeing the level kit.
That's kind of what I was thinking. I bet a quarter GM has taken note and will deny the claim if they see my VIN number again from another dealer for the same problem. At that point I guess it would be up to the dealer but I doubt they would want to pay for it. I wonder if GM started cracking down on the newer models because they know the new rack is shitty? Has anyone with a 2017 had this same problem fixed recently by the dealer even with a level or lift?
My dealer also sells the trucks leveled and lifted but they told me the customers sign a waiver. I think its BS but that's what they said. Their policies might have changed too because they were acquired by a larger dealer across the freeway since I bought my truck. I thought about removing the level and getting a second opinion but I bet they will then point at the larger tires as the culprit. Because my tires are waaaayy bigger than stock ;).
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