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  1. So I was wondering what is the best quality lift for the money under $2000 for my 2018 silverado since i plan on buying it at the end of my lease and i always plan way tooooo far in advance for things like this. So here is my idea. I have dropstar 655bm 20X10 -25 offset on 33x12.5 toyo RTs on my truck leveled 2 inches at the moment but as soon as i fully purchase the truck i want to fit 37s. Although the 8 inch BDS and SuperLift say they can fit only 35s ive seen plenty of guys running 14 wide -72 offset on 35x15.5 tires on a 8 inch lift and fit so why cant i get a 37x12.5 on my 10 wide. So what lift would you guys go with in my situation. Im mainly looking at the mcgaughys 7-9, BDS 8inch, Superlift 8 inch. What one do yall think is gonna be my best bet. Thank You.
  2. Starting off I am sure there are threads that answer these questions but I had trouble finding answers, and it’s my first time lifting a truck so trying to be thorough. So I have my 2018 1500 Z71 CCSB that once my warranty runs out I plan to lift it, leaving stock till that day, I’ve been looking at BDS lifts and Zone, the 6” and 6.5” is the height I want to go with. Zone’s 6.5” kit from what I’ve learned is a maxed out 4.5” kit basically. BDS 6” has either the coil over package or the strut spacer package I believe, I have stamped steel control arms for UCA, LCA I can’t remember exactly and will check when I get home. My questions are based toward the BDS option as I do not want to use the zone unless I have to My questions are is it worth it to get the coil over system vs the kit without coil overs, because that’s almost 1700$ more? What kind of installation costs is it typically for a installation? Has anyone had issues since they installed their kit? if I go with the coil overs, should I do the base set of coilovers or the ones with DSC? Id like to have 4WP install the kit so I could have their warranty on the install along with the BDS lifetime warranty, but not sure if they would do the install (I haven’t called them to see about this yet) I’m going to use the custom offsets site to see what wheel/tire combos I can run but if y’all have pictures that would be awesome to see to get a ballpark
  3. Hello All, Has anyone here installed the King Off-Road 2.5 or 3.0 system to their vehicle? What did you think of it? I'm contemplating deleting my Magneride to have this kit installed after I get it back from having the Whipple put on. https://sdhqoffroad.com/products/07-current-chevy-gm-1500-3-0-performance-race-series-kit I like the ride of my current setup but always looking to improve. I've had Fox systems in the past but don't really care for the ride. I have a buddy who has King Coil-overs on his Tacoma and I love his ride. As always , Thanks for the input!
  4. I recently just added a 6 in lift kit and 35 in tires. I was wondering if the dealer could recalibrate the spedometer so I don't have to use an after market tuner and ruin the warranty I payed extra for on the computers. I know how to calculate what speed i'm going just not how off the odometer is going to be. Those are the two questions I am concerned with and as always all replies are greatly appreciated.
  5. Hello guys!! So i have a GMC Sierra 2500 HD 2009 (6.0 V8 Gas engine Crew Cab) and i wanted to give it a better look so i decided to use a leveling kit. When i installed the leveling kit on my truck, the truck had a really great stance with the front and back leveled. BUT, here is where the problem started. The truck became really rough and i could feel every pothole and bump on the street and off-road. At first i didn't really know what the problem was until i realized that i lost all the travel distance between my upper control arms and the frame. I was very disappointed because i had the looks but not the comfort. However, that was the cheap way of having a lifted look. Now i'm thinking of installing a full 6" lift kit to my truck. However, i'm having some doubts and thoughts about the lift kit. I did some research for many months now, checked many forums and watched many videos, non of which really told me anything about the travel distance (I attached a picture to show what i mean) between the upper control arms and frame after the 6" lift kit installation. I know i will have to do some modifications to some parts on the truck to fit the 6" lift kit parts, which is fine. What i really want to know is: After installing a 6" lift kit, will i have a comfy ride? Meaning, will the travel distance issue be gone? When offroading with the truck after installing the 6" lift kit, will i have enough travel distance to make some small (Very small jumps) and not feel a rough ride during offroading? Is it gonna be a problem for me after installing the 6" lift kit to tow anything? will towing damage my truck (with the lift installed)? What is the best 6" lift kit to put on a 2009 2500HD crew cab? What defines a good lift kit? I have seen many lift kits and almost all the lift kits look or have something different, even when both are used to give the same lift size. Why is that? Please give me advice or help with this issue. Thank you.
  6. Hey guys, I've been looking around a few different companies and looking at different lift kit options. Just wondering if you guys had any experience/knowledge that you guys wanted to share. I would love any input. Ive been looking at lifts In the range of 7-9" kits. I dont need a great offroading kit because I plan on keeping my truck a little bit more towards the show scene rather than offroad. I plan on putting 37" tires with 22x14's rims. As for offset im not decided yet. Looking to figure out which kit will best fit me and provide a good ride, with good dependability behind it. I have looked at the Cognito 10" lift & love the way it looks and I love the features it comes with. Im a huge sucker for fox shocks, I absolutely loved them on my last truck. However, the Cognito kits go for anywhere over $5,000 depending on what options you add to your kit. Because of this, I started leaning more towards the McGaughys 7-9" lift. The price is a lot better for this kit, I've seen them around $2,500 range. Although, I also checked out a BDS 8" Coilover kit which comes with the fox shocks and fox coilovers. My last truck had BDS suspension on it & it put up to the constant beating I put on it, great kit overall. The 8" BDS kit falls more around the midpoint between Cognito & McGaughys. If you guys have any previous experiences with any of these companies, I would love to hear any good/bad stories. Also, if you guys have any recommendations for other companies im all ears! Thanks
  7. So I was wanting to lift my 2009 1500 Silverado a considerable amount. I was think atleast 6". Does anyone know about how much that would cost for parts and labor?
  8. Hey guys, I'm going to to be lifting my 2014 ltz around 4 inches and want to know what you think the major areas to monitor are. Obviously doing the bare minimum can put stress on certain components but my question is, what are these components? What should I watch out for specifically? And are there packages I can buy to cover all the bases?
  9. Hope you guys are doing well! Found a lovely deal for a chevy 2016 - LT Z71 - V5.3 This is my first truck and looking to lift it. found a good price for Rough Country lift kit - 3.5 inch BILSTEIN 5100: https://psp.ae/product/bilstein-performance-shocks-15/ Rough Country KIT: https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-suspension-lift-kit-275-8.html Many people been complaining about how cheap the rough country shocks are, so I was thinking is it possible to install Bilstein 5100 shocks kit on this kit? or would they not fit into these? This way I would lift the truck + level it + have some what better shocks I thought about selling the Rough Country shocks instead Your thought and experience are much appreciated!
  10. Came across this just now for those interested. Looks like a great system from the outside!
  11. Just looking to see what's the best way to fit 35s on my truck, its stock right now looking to upgrade
  12. So I would like some advice. I want to level my 2015 Silverado 1500 4x4 crew cab. I am just out of the factory warranty with 38K miles. I was looking at installing a RC 3/2 leveling kit and have been reading many forums talking about how bad these leveling kits are to the suspension. Not just the RC, but any leveling kit. The kit is the 3" spacer between strut and tower with 2" block on rear. Many of the forums are saying the front suspension will wear out within 10K miles of installing. So I wanted to start a thread and get some opinions on some experiences with these kits. Has anyone had issues with these type of kits? What am I to expect in 10K, 15K, 20K miles to change out due to excessive wear from these kits? I know I will need to do an alignment right after install, but how will the truck ride and wear on the tires with these kits? Are they as bad as I have been reading? I read one thread where someone had to spend $6K to completely replace their IFS suspension from this kit. Was this a one off situation or a very good possibility? I want to get ride of that nose down look and give the truck a much better looking stance for a 4x4 truck. So what other options are there to level or give a slight lift to my truck that will cause as little damage down the road as possible to the suspension? I understand there is always risk when altering a suspension, but there must be some other options that do little damage and still allow a lift or level of the truck. Someone mentioned a body lift, but that still leaves the nose down look of the body. Thoughts?
  13. For all your questions on whether or nota certain tire will fit such with such lift and wheel combo, check out this website called custom offsets. They have videos of every lift and tire wheel combo u can think of. You can even search based on year of vehicle tire size etc. https://www.customwheeloffset.com/wheel-offset-gallery?page=1
  14. I am looking for an explanation as to how a front 1.5 " level impacts your truck. I love the "lifted" look with a slight rake for carrying the odd load. I currently have 255/70r/17 tires and will not be going any larger than a 265 so I know I don't need a "lift". I have read and participated in the huge thread about leveling on this forum but somehow I haven't enough information to make the move. I understand that installing a spacer at the bottom of the front shocks is the most cost effective way to lift but what are the trade-offs? Do I lose 1.5"s of suspension travel? I have heard it makes no difference. What actually happens to create the lift? This is purely a modification to enhance the looks of my truck but I don't want to do it at the cost of losing function.
  15. Looking for the best deal online for a 2.5" leveling kit for my 2017 GMC Sierra 4wd
  16. Hey everyone, I've owned lifted and lowered vehicles for years, but typically bought them way way. I've never actually done much of the customization myself. I know someone will say something like, try searching the site.....blah, blah, blah. Well, I have and there's so much good (and BS) information out there that it makes my head spin. Let me see if I can sum this up as quickly as possible. I have a 2016 Crew Cab 4x4 Silverado (deep ocean blue metallic) that I bought new last year. I had a leveling kit installed at the dealership (it was cheaper than the other places that I talked with), my truck came with 17's, which I absolutely hate. They're super tiny and look out of place. My plan is to upgrade to 20's and I want to put the largest tire that I can fit without rubbing. I've read about people putting 32, 33 & 34 inch tires on and claim that none of them rub. I'm not so confident about their claims. My other dilemma is that I do no like the look when the tires stick out several inches from the wheel well. That may be great for some people, but not for me. Ideally, I would like the tires to be flush with the wheel wells, but if they were to stick out a half an inch or so I would be ok with that. This is where we have to deal with backspacing. I'm sure that it is a simple concept, but it confuses me for some reason. A little bit too much, or too little, will make things look silly. I'm assuming that a 20x9 or 20x10 would be the best option, but I'm not sure. Let me know what you guys, and gals, think. Thanks in advance for your help.
  17. Hey there, ladies and gentlemen! I have a serious question that I can’t find an answer to. Judging by the title of this topic, I want to know more about traction bars and the traction bars that fit our generation of trucks. I started looking around yesterday and all I’m finding are either traction bars for <13 1500’s or 14+ 2500/3500’s. I remember watching a video of a leveling kit install on an 2014 Silverado, and the guy said that the 2014’s have pretty much the same suspension and all that. Is this true? I really want to install traction bars either before I do a 3.5” leveling lift kit (from Rough Country), or after I do that lift. After searching online for traction bars for my truck, I’m only finding those $800+ “SEMA style” traction bars, but I want a simple bar, which I’ve seen for the 2013 and below. If anyone has any insight to this, or could lead me in the right direction in terms of an existing topic about this, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
  18. I was looking at possibly lifting my 2017 silverado sometime in the future. I'm between a 4 inch and a 6 inch lift kit. But I have noticed that will every brand of lift kits, you have to cut the cross member mounts off the frame. I would rather not have to do that just in case I ever decide to go back stock. I have looked at rancho, fabtech, rough country, BDS, and zone. Is there a kit that I possibly haven't looked at that doesn't require cutting? or is it a big deal to really cut them off? can they be welded back on easily? If there is a topic already established I'm sorry, I tried to search and find stuff on this but was unable to.
  19. Gents I'm a newbie, I currently have a 2015 6.2L 1/2 ton Silverado Double Cab that I'd like to lift but am having a hard time deciding between: BDS / Pro-Comp / Zone / Rough Country I'm choosing to go with a 6" lift and have been told Rough Country is pretty much bottom of the barrel. I really like their price and am curious if anyone has ever had any issues. I've always been known to go with the best of the best and I understand BDS is pretty much the best. What's your opinions? I would appreciate any helpful knowledge from you guys. Thanks!
  20. Selling a brand new set of Baja kits boxed upper control arms. I sold my 16 1500 for a 17 2500 so these never made it on the truck. New they run $899 before tax and shipping. I am asking $750 and we split the shipping. They fit 14-17 silverado/ sierra with factory steel upper control arms. I also have a set of King Front OEM seriers coilovers that are used (new stickers added since picture) Roughly 5k miles on them. I would let them go for $500, package deal for $1200.
  21. New to the forums but thought I would start a build log. I recently purchased a 2016 GMC Denali 1500 with the 6.2L motor. I just dropped it off today for the lift kit, wheels, and tires. Current Mods: 20% Tinted front window to match White front and rear GMC emblems In Progress: 6" Fabtech Lift 20x10 -24 offset Moto Metal MO970 wheels 35x12.50R20 Nitto Trail Grapples Future Mods: Bushwacker Fender Flares painted to match (waiting on them to release White Frost Tricoat) Either Diablosport Intune or BB tune Bak Revolver X2 cover Dropping it off for the lift:
  22. Hey guys, I am trying to figure out what is going on with my 2014 Sierra 1500 lift kit that I bought from Rough Country. As you can see below in the pictures, it is not level after the lift. My measurements from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender are: 28.5" Front, 30.5" Rear. So you can see there is a 2" difference which is about what it has from the factory in terms of rake if I am not mistaken. When I spoke to Rough Country their response was "each truck sits a tad different from factory and it sounds like yours was tad lower than normal from factory". I'm pretty sure they would have noticed if the truck sat an entire 2" lower at the factory. Can you guys help me figure out what is going on??? Thanks!
  23. hey guys recently acquired a 2004 astro van in great condition. looking to buy a lift kit and likely get it installed by a shop, i havent done much for calling around for quotes i am sure there are places that would do it all over in northern il. anyone know places that dont charge out the ass to install the kit? let me know id appreciate it.
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