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2014+ Suspension Lifts


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2 minutes ago, MikeBMW said:

That kit should be fine. However, I would, also, get a rear 1" or 2" block lift.

Awesome thank you for the confirmation. I know both the front and rear offer 1” adjustment to the height but ideally I would want to leave the adjustments at 0” to ensure smoother on road performance. It seems I can’t find any information on how the 3” up front is achieved. Going with the kit and assuming no shock heigh adjustment would the UCA increase the ride height or would I need a front and rear block for height adjustment and simply use the shocks for the ride? Sorry like I said I’m new to all this. It’s a bit confusing and not very clear when shopping. 

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2 minutes ago, DocHodges said:

Awesome thank you for the confirmation. I know both the front and rear offer 1” adjustment to the height but ideally I would want to leave the adjustments at 0” to ensure smoother on road performance. It seems I can’t find any information on how the 3” up front is achieved. Going with the kit and assuming no shock heigh adjustment would the UCA increase the ride height or would I need a front and rear block for height adjustment and simply use the shocks for the ride? Sorry like I said I’m new to all this. It’s a bit confusing and not very clear when shopping. 

The 3" front level is achieved by the spacer on the top of the shocks.
As mentioned, you'll still need a rear block lift as I don't see rear shocks in the kit.
The UCAs create a better angle for the 3" level at the control arm ball joint.

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On 8/3/2021 at 2:50 PM, MikeBMW said:

The 3" front level is achieved by the spacer on the top of the shocks.
As mentioned, you'll still need a rear block lift as I don't see rear shocks in the kit.
The UCAs create a better angle for the 3" level at the control arm ball joint.

It looks to me that the kit comes with both front and rear with the UCA also. Been trying to find reviews on the kit but may just end up buying and installing. Seems an easy enough DIY just need alignment after. 

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3 hours ago, DocHodges said:

It looks to me that the kit comes with both front and rear with the UCA also. Been trying to find reviews on the kit but may just end up buying and installing. Seems an easy enough DIY just need alignment after. 

I might have missed the entire content of the kit, but, really, it seems to be a great setup for what you want.
If I hadn't already done my install, I'd seriously consider it.
Cognito is a trusted name in lifts, UCAs and levels.
Pretty sure you've already watched this, but here it is:

 

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On 8/6/2021 at 3:35 PM, MikeBMW said:

I might have missed the entire content of the kit, but, really, it seems to be a great setup for what you want.
If I hadn't already done my install, I'd seriously consider it.
Cognito is a trusted name in lifts, UCAs and levels.
Pretty sure you've already watched this, but here it is:

 

I 2nd that as well..

They are stiff and very strong. 

I didn't scroll to previous pages as well but another consideration for the rear is having rear air bags. I think you might to consider that as well. You can adjust the rear end to pretty much to being level to the front end. If it's been discussed already, I apologize. 

 

I'll post pics in a couple of hours when my wife comes back with truck

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  • 1 month later...

After gathering a lot of good info on here and other places, I went ahead and got the Eibach Pro-Truck Lift Kit.  I had the kit installed and he said it was a good way to start a Friday morning.  I wanted the Coilover 2.0s but couldn't find them in stock and needed to level up the truck before getting tires on Monday.  The kit lifted the front a solid 3", looks like I need to add a block to the rear but letting it settle first.  I used the second groove on the front shocks.

 

This is my first truck and first leveling kit.  I was concerned with the ride quality, I can't believe how amazing the ride is compared to original Ranchos with 88,000 miles.  No more bouncing around, this thing is tight but not stiff.  It corners well and I'm super stoked about this decision!

 

Here are some pics, I hope this helps someone.

First three are Before ...next two are After.

 

I'm getting 285/70r18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on Monday (currently stock Duratracs) , I'll update with more pics ...and hopefully a cleaner truck HAHA.

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Clarify pics, delete bad pic
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Hello all.

 

I've got a 2017 Silverado 2wd on the stock 20" wheels. I am looking to put a mild lift on it just to raise it a bit and put slightly beefier tires. This is going to be mainly for looks. I have not and do not intend to take the truck offroading. I DO intend to tow a travel trailer with this truck though so I'd like something that won't interfere with tow capacity.

 

Anyway, I am currently looking at the Eibach Pro-Truck Lift System that should give me the ride quality and the look I am after. My questions are the following:

 

  1. I am looking installing 2.25" rear blocks from  Readylift. Do you guys find this to be a good combo for the Eibachs?
  2. I have read that for longevity's sake and since parts are already coming off I may as well replace the UCAs and endlinks while I'm at it. What are some good UCA's I should be looking at? I've seen Cognito, Kryptonite and Rough Country mentioned here.
  3. I was going to go ahead and replace the endlinks while I was at it too and decided on the Moogs endlinks - this good?
  4. I was thinking of ordering everything online as I get a military discount for a lot of these places and just having a shop do the install. Is that a smart move? Do you guys have a reasonable estimate for labor I should expect or is that too dependent on location?

 

Thanks in advance for the help. I was previously in the import car scene before my Chevy so lifting is a bit foreign to me.

 

 

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9 hours ago, egxflash said:

've got a 2017 Silverado 2wd on the stock 20" wheels. I am looking to put a mild lift on it just to raise it a bit and put slightly beefier tires. This is going to be mainly for looks. I have not and do not intend to take the truck offroading. I DO intend to tow a travel trailer with this truck though so I'd like something that won't interfere with tow capacity.

If you go for just a front level (2" or so) you might sit level and be able to toss on some 33s.
However, if you don't do something for the rear (I did a Zone 1.5" spring lift with an extra leaf for stiffness), you'll be squatting when you tow.

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13 hours ago, MikeBMW said:

If you go for just a front level (2" or so) you might sit level and be able to toss on some 33s.
However, if you don't do something for the rear (I did a Zone 1.5" spring lift with an extra leaf for stiffness), you'll be squatting when you tow.

I will confirm that. I have 2" Rough Country level and 275/60R20 (33") tires on. When I would hitch up, my headlights were too high at night. That was the biggest issue. I had a weight distribution hitch and had the front perfect. And the amount of rear end sag was completely normal. If I didn't have the level, I had this dialed in good. But because the front end now was already 2" higher, the sag was a problem. My solution that actually works very well... I could have added blocks to the rear to raise it up but then that defeated the reason for leveling. I added a set of Airlift 5000 air bags to rear and now can customize the setup as needed. Very simple to just add or remove air as needed.

 

End result, I have a leveled truck while towing and no longer blinding low flying planes or lighting up the treetops at night.

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On 10/2/2021 at 9:08 AM, mikeyk101 said:

I will confirm that. I have 2" Rough Country level and 275/60R20 (33") tires on. When I would hitch up, my headlights were too high at night. That was the biggest issue. I had a weight distribution hitch and had the front perfect. And the amount of rear end sag was completely normal. If I didn't have the level, I had this dialed in good. But because the front end now was already 2" higher, the sag was a problem. My solution that actually works very well... I could have added blocks to the rear to raise it up but then that defeated the reason for leveling. I added a set of Airlift 5000 air bags to rear and now can customize the setup as needed. Very simple to just add or remove air as needed.

 

End result, I have a leveled truck while towing and no longer blinding low flying planes or lighting up the treetops at night.

I can attest to rear air bags to rear, but depending on size lift, u will need a taller block and a spacer for air bag

 

Eventually down the road u might want to get work done on your rear differential when going 33". Some claim u don't need it...but I suggest it

 

Also for the guy that has 2wd...here's what I did in front for example..it's just an option

 

Sorry for being dirty..it's usually clean but it is a work truck

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On 10/4/2021 at 8:49 AM, James ****** said:

your tie rod nut looks like it's falling off lol

 

If you are talking about the threads..yea..on the right side, its bent when i was screwing around..im gonna replace both sides in a month

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