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  1. HeyGuys, I am a total Newb but am picking up my new 2500HD 4x4 tomorrow or Tuesday depending on upfitters progress. I have been looking for a solution to list my truck about 3-4" (and level) Problem is right now I need to keep my stock wheels and tires 245/70/R17 Anyone know of a good solution that won't destroy the ball joints or other suspension components? Thanks
  2. I've been looking at the AMP Terrain Grippers as they are a pretty good price for around $800 for a set of 33s and are a really aggressive all terrain tire design. If anyone's running them can you please post pics and reviews on them such as road noise, comfort, and tread life etc...
  3. Ok so this is my first post on hear but im not new to this place ive used this forum thousands of times in the past as I am only 18years old i started off in a 03 gmc 1500 short bed reg cab stick shift, but up here in mass 2wd wasnt gonna cut it so after that I had a trailblazer for the past year and now Ive been lucky enough to get back into trucks with my new 1500 that i'm leasing, its an LT Z71 with 4wd and the 5.3. Im perfectly happy with how the trukc is as of now but I definitely want/"need' it to be leveled as my whole family Cousins, aunts, uncles, father, and mother have atleast a leveling kit or just a beefy vehicle as now im the only one without some ground clearance, but i dont know which leveling kit is the best choice as i want to stay under 3 inches. So if anyone could help me it would be great id like to know the best kits under a few categories. 1-Best ride. 2-Best bang for your buck. 3- Eastiest install. 4- Best offroad capability. 5- The best kit in general. I have been told the Bilstien 510 is a great choice but before i pull any triggers i'd like to know all my options as I won't be getting the kit within a month or two as the truck only has 900 miles. Thank you
  4. I just bought a 2015 Sierra Denali and I would really like to lift the front end to level the truck out. I’d rather not drop the rear end. I have scoured the forums and the Internet, looking for a leveling kit that works with the Magnetic Ride Control. Has anyone successfully installed a leveling kit that works with the magnetic ride control? I assume the kit would have to include some sort of relocation brackets for the sensors? I saw someone said the suspension maxx kit works with the magnetic suspension, but I did not find any information to back that statement up. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  5. I'm wanting to put some nice looking Beadlock wheels on it with some 33-35 inch Tires, for my next upgrade. (220,000 miles so far) I would like some advice on what tire would fit while turning full lock to lock without Rubbing. I'm installing the big fender flairs from Bushwacker, that require cutting the fenders, these add 4-5 inches in width. Have a 4 inch lift in front and a 2 inch lift in the rear. (Rancho Suspension lift) I will drive this everyday on and off the farm (tends to get pretty muddy after a rain), as well as on and off road trips. Maybe even some storm chasing. I'm leaning towards these wheels: ATX SERIES BLACK AX757 CHAMBER PRO II WHEELS 17x9, 8x6.5, with the BF Goodrich KO2 Tires. Here is a link with the details. http://www.americanracingequipment.ca/wheel/33130/ax757-chamber-pro-ii How big of tire can I put on and NOT have any Rubbing? If the Tire sticks out no big deal the fender flairs will cover tires 4-5 inches outside the fenders. If there are better suited wheels AND tires for this Truck feel free to add that information. This is an expensive upgrade especially since the Drivetrain has also been replaced or rebuilt and upgraded. Looking for some well thought out honest advice. I need to run a Grade 8 Tire as I haul my Tractor for service, and I also want the ability to air down for more traction if necessary. The wheels are 17x9. (See Link Above) I would like a strong, capable long lasting Tire for the duties listed above. I will answer any questions you have of me. Thanks in advance, Texas Suburban Trucker Quote Edit
  6. Hello everyone, new to the forum, been lurking for a while finally decided to make an account. I have a 2017 Silverado LT Z71 with the stamped steel UCA's. I ordered the ReadyLift UCA/ 2.25" level kit because I've read so much on the issues with the factory control arms that I wanted to level my truck the right way (although it meant costing me an arm and a leg). Today I took the truck to my buddy shop, put the truck on the lift, swapped out the driver side control arm and well to us it looks like the shaft of the ball joint doesn't go in far enough into the knuckle. Another guy that works at the shop came by and thought the same thing. As if the shaft is thicker than the factory one and doent go in far enough. Not sure if thats how it is supposed to be or what but we decided to take it off and just see what ready lift says. Here are a few pictures, any info is appreciated especially if there is anyone out there running the control arms. Thanks in advance.
  7. 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
  8. I have a 2015 Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD and just installed a motofab 3" front and 2" rear leveling kit. Looks like it opened up some room for bigger tires. I will be ditching the stock 17" wheels and 31" tires. Probably get 18" wheels. Does anyone know how big I can go for new tires? Hoping to get 34" without having to trim much. thanks
  9. There is thread on this forum for suspension lifts, but not body lifts. Also noticing a lot of people posting up requesting for pictures, info, etc. So lets get a thread started for body lifts. Remember to post the brand and size also!!! Preferably pictures of the sides, front, and rear, GO!!!
  10. Ray’s 2014 Chevy Silverado

    Hello everyone, welcome to my build thread! This thread will be updated as I go. If you have any questions and/or concerns, feel free to comment below or PM me. Thanks, I hope y’all like it! At the same time, I’m also trying to find a fix to a lot of issues with the truck. Many that others are experiencing as well, and some that seem to be isolated, so stay tuned. I’d love to hear your solutions to common problems found on our trucks. The story began when I brought her home on the night of January 3rd, 2017... Current Mods (as of 04/08/2018): - Black factory Bow Ties - 20% Suntek Films tint on front windows - 65% tint on windshield - AuxBeam LED Low Beams, High Beams, and Fog Lights - MHtech LED Reverse Bulbs - MHtech LED Cargo Bulbs - Flowmaster 40 Series Original + resonator Delete. - Rear Wheel Valence delete - Step Bar delete - Front Valence Delete - AIRAID MIT + K&N HIGH FLOW FILTER - Hankook Ventus ST RH06 285/45/R22 - RGB LED Footwell lighting - LED License plate bulbs Planned Mods: COSMETIC - 5% over 20% tint all around - 45% Windshield tint - Front Valence Delete - Color Matched Bumpers - New Generation Tow Mirrors - Rear Window 3-Piece to Single-Piece conversion PERFORMANCE - K&N cabin air filter - Oil Catch Can - CAI Enclosed Box - Diablo inTune i3 (or Trinity) - Rear Traction Bars - High performance driveshaft LIGHTING - 30” LED light bar behind grille - LTZ Style Black projector headlights with clear turn signal lenses AUDIO/Misc - Audio Upgrade with a ported 10” subwoofer - Escort Passport radar detector - Blackvue front and rear dash cams SUSPENSION - 3.5” Lift Kit - 20x12 -44 Fuel Maverick D610 - 305/50r20 Nitto 420s Mechanical Points: - Running on Castrol High Performance Full Synthetic Oil - Fueled with 93 Octane Cleaning Products: Limitless Car Care (coupon code in signature) - Waterless Wipe - Swift Shine Meguiars - Gold Class Shampoo & Conditioner - Hot Shine tire coating Armor All - Interior Original Protectant Other - Formula 88 Cleaner & Degreaser - Lexol Leather cleaner and conditioner for my leather seats Tools I Use - Fasmov Foam Cannon - Microfiber Sponge and Towels - Leaf Blower followed by a microfiber dry Congratulations on making it this far, I’m proud of you. LOL.
  11. I am planning on installing the Zone 3.5” Combo Kit on my 2014 Chevy Silverado. It is essentially a 2” leveling kit with a 1.5” body lift. http://zoneoffroad.com/zone-offroad-products-3.5in-combo-lift-kit-chevy-gmc-pickup/c1351 Has anybody run this setup before? I plan on keeping my 22” Chevy rims. What tires sizes are feasible with no rubbing? (VERY minimal trimming is OK) I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks
  12. Hey everyone, I'm looking to install the BDS 6" lift(non-coilover version) soon and I need to figure out what wheels and tires to buy. This will be going on my 15 Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4wd. YES, I am aware of the suggested wheel/tire combo suggestions they list on the website. My ideal set-up would be to run 35's on 17's, but they do not list it and their tech support did not know how much or what trimming would be required. I DO NOT want the wheels and tires to stick out of the fender anymore than 1 inch. Has anyone done this? If so..... -what size wheel? 17x9? 17x8.5? -what offset? -what backspacing? -what all did you trim to eliminate rubbing?
  13. Hey all, SO let me start by mentioning I changed out my stock lower ball joints to Moog lower ball joints on November 5th, 2016. This being said, I removed the stock LBJ after 40k miles (20k on level w/ stock tires, 20k on 6" RCX knuckle and spacer lift w/ 35x12.5 tires and 20x9 rims @ 0 offset), and it looks like I am needing to replace them AGAIN! Barely even 10k miles later I am seeing the same irregular wear pattern as when I had the stock ball joints. I greased them when new and at oil change (every 5k mark). I got the vehicle aligned the following day after I installed the new LBJ btw, and I also changed the UCA to cognito arms at the same time. What I am curious of is if the issue is lying in the stock rancho shocks and the spacer lift maybe being too rough on the LBJ on the truck, this being said, does anyone else with more knowledge/experience in this area have any advice or other possible causes? I have searched the internet and haven't found anything really definitive so Im at a loss. I am at 50k right now and will have the truck at the shop within the week to get the alignment checked as well as other routine maintenance performed. I am just at a total loss and don't want to run through these new tires nearly as fast as I went through my old ones (barely even 25k miles before the edges were at 10% tread remaining at best) The rear tires are wearing beautifully but the fronts are wearing from the outside, in. The outer scalloped edges are all even and smoothed out, whereas the interior side of the tire still has extremely defined edges that look practically brand new I'll get photos and attach for reference. Thanks in advance for any help.
  14. New tires and level lift installed

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  15. Hey guys, new to the forum. Wanting to get a little more lift and was thinking a rough country 1.25 body lift or adding adjustable bilsteins. Truck is a 2014 with skyjacker 4" suspension lift and 295/70r18 cooper st maxx. Looking for a little direction, thanks.
  16. I am in the need of new tires and currently i have the stock 17 inch rims and stock tires. I am going back and forth whether i should level it or lift it and get 33's if level or 35's if lifted, or just get 275/65 18 with new wheels. The cost is just quite high and i don't know if it is really worth it to level or lift it. Quotes Leveling 2.5 in with 33/12.5/20 Toyo RT is like $3800 5 inch lift with 35/12.5/20 Toyo RT is $5000 or just get Toyo AT and 18 inch wheels is like $2100 I just don't know if can/should justify either the level or the lift. And would love to hear anyone's thoughts on the matter. Thanks
  17. Picked up a new GMC 2017 Duramax 2500HD that came leveled with 2.5-inch shock extensions, new torsion keys and 20x9 Fuel wheels w/ 305 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. With this setup do I need to be concerned with CV angles? Would adding UCA’s and new shocks improve things? If so, what option would you suggest? Cognito, CST, Fabtech… Bilstein, Fox... This truck will spend most of it's time on the road with only short offlroad runs to and from the trail head. I’d consider a proper 4-6” lift cranked down with 35’s but I’m worried about fitting into my parking structure. Also, I already have the 305’s and don’t want the wheel well gap or to worry about selling the 305’s. Currently the truck sits at about 80 inches; the same height as my buddy’s raptor that fits the parking structure with not much room to spare. How tall are you guys running a 4-6” lift on 35’s? Anybody running 4-6” on 33’s? Anybody have any feedback on the 3-6" S.T.L. High Clearance lift kit from CST? Also, for the cost of the 3-6” lift w/ a decent shock option, why not go with the coilover conversion from BDS? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
  18. Hi guys. I've been searching and can't find a definitive answer. I have a 2015 GMC Sierra Z71 4WD. I am installing a RC 2.5" Level and running 20X9 rims with a +18 offset. My question is, what is the biggest tire I can run without rubbing. I like the wheel well to be filled up and filled out. I was looking at 295/60 but I'm not sure if it will rub. Please help me out!
  19. Hey all, considering a 3.5" RC lift and have seen some random complaints on the old interwebs and facebook about having to regularly replace ball joints with this lift added... can anyone substantiate or chime in to these possible issues?
  20. I want to know if someone have problems with a 2" level kit and stamped steel control arm. I heard that some people have the ball joint that pop out with 2.5 and 3" level. I wanted to install a 2" level kit and replace the rear block with a 2", but now I hesitate if I just install a 1.5 "level kit.
  21. 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.
  22. I'm new to the forum. I've been pouring over quite a few of the level lift threads and I've decided on the rough country 2.5 level lift for my 2014 Gmc Sierra 4x4 crew cab. I traded the factory 18s for a set of stock 20s off the All terrain editions. After reading a bunch, I've come to the conclusion I'm getting either a set of 275/65r20 tires or a set 305/55r20. I've seen a lot of good pics of the 305s bit not a whole ton of pictures of the 275s. I like the fact the 275s seem to fill the wheel wells better since they are taller, but I'm worried they won't look as good since they are a bit thinner tire. Anybody on here ran both sizes or seen both in person or have friends running these setups? It's a big purchase and I don't want to regret it afterwards. Opinions and pictures would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  23. I'm looking at a 2015 1500 with a 4.3, 3.42 gears. I would add a leveling kit with 33x12.5s. What should I be expecting for gas mileage? Would a 5.3 get better MPG with the lift/tires? What is your current tire/lift/engine/mpg? I tried the search feature but couldn't find a ton of what I was looking for.
  24. Hey guys, I have a 2006 Suburban LT with a 6" lift installed and 295/70R17 tires. We bought several years ago with the lift installed. It's a nice truck but it is a chore to drive. It doesn't handle very well and we have to take turns on the slow side since it leans alot. The factory sway bars are connected.. When there are bumps in the road it seems like the tires bounce make us the drivers have to make corrections to keep it on the road. Not sure what to call it but when the road has been traveled a great deal and the asphalt has tire ruts, but it seems like the road steers the truck and there is an awful lot of continual steering correction to keep it going straight. I am comparing the drivability to our cars. I know the lift isn't a great lift. Who ever lifted it did it for cosmetics not for off roading. I recently had new tires installed with an alignment done with some repair work so I know everything is in order. The truck drives great cruzing down the highway or town driving but if there are hard bumps or asphalt ruts the truck isn't enjoyable to drive. Recently I was thinking about upgrading the front and rear sway bars to improve driving while turning to reduce the truck leaning. Would better shocks help keep the tires on the road when driving over hard bumps. For example railroad tracks we better slow down compared to the car. Some of the roads are in need of repair out where we live and hitting pot holes better have both hands on the steering wheel. In the car no problem. I sure would like to improve the road handling in the truck. Any suggestions would be nice
  25. Just bought a 2014 sierra 4x4 and ordered the 2" kit to level it out. On rough country's website they say that this kit only allows for up to a 32" tire, and I am looking to put 33s. I am new to GM, what's the biggest tires that I can fit?
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