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It's finally my turn to have something to post in this thread.

 

RC 2" Leveling Kit

Fox Performance 2.0 Shocks

Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT  285-75R18

 

 

GMC Sierra Before Leveling and Tires 1.JPG

 

GMC Sierra Before Leveling and Tires 2.JPG

 

GMC Sierra After Leveling and Tires 2.JPG

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16 hours ago, Frankielozano214 said:

Not sure what mine has as I bought it how it is for really good price with wheels, so I been told it’s a 2in leveling kit but idk it still sits alil higher then my friend’s truck here couple pictures of it would like to know what it has maybe one of you can help me figure it out. It’s on 20s 20x12.5 33s

.. well that looks like a 2" block in the back.. can't see the front 😋

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39 minutes ago, STRMTRPR said:

.. well that looks like a 2" block in the back.. can't see the front 😋

So what is it like a 2in level? Or lift

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33x12.50 R22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers

OEM Wheels

2" wheel spacers

2.5" SuspensionMaxx front leveling Kit

 

Had to do minor plastic and metal trimming on the back inside of both front fenders to alleviate rubbing.

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8 hours ago, R1talin said:

33x12.50 R22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers

OEM Wheels

2" wheel spacers

2.5" SuspensionMaxx front leveling Kit

 

Had to do minor plastic and metal trimming on the back inside of both front fenders to alleviate rubbing.

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This looks simply amazing... It's how they should have built the truck in the first place...

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Here is my 17, 2 inch MotoFab leveling kit with 275/60/R20 tires. Rides as issued

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So I've read a good 70% of this very informative thread. There is so much information that I'm having trouble deciding what I want. I was thinking motofab 2.5 with a 1 inch lift in the rear(2.25in block). I'm hoping that level front to back...or readylift 2.25 with a 2in rear block...and do I need control arms??? Is it worth it?

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11 hours ago, Silv18 said:

So I've read a good 70% of this very informative thread. There is so much information that I'm having trouble deciding what I want. I was thinking motofab 2.5 with a 1 inch lift in the rear(2.25in block). I'm hoping that level front to back...or readylift 2.25 with a 2in rear block...and do I need control arms??? Is it worth it?

70% of 487 pages?  dang, that's impressive!

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It's finally my turn to have something to post in this thread.

 

RC 2" Leveling Kit

Fox Performance 2.0 Shocks

Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT  285-75R18

 

 

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Good looking truck, how do you like the Cooper XLT and what are your initial thoughts on them?

 

 

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So I've read a good 70% of this very informative thread. There is so much information that I'm having trouble deciding what I want. I was thinking motofab 2.5 with a 1 inch lift in the rear(2.25in block). I'm hoping that level front to back...or readylift 2.25 with a 2in rear block...and do I need control arms??? Is it worth it?


Do coil overs, you’ll be thankful you did.


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2 hours ago, TXGREEK said:

 

Good looking truck, how do you like the Cooper XLT and what are your initial thoughts on them?

So far, so good.  I have almost 600 miles on them now but that's all been in the dry; for whatever reason, when it's rained in NJ I've either been working from home that day or it was a weekend and I wasn't heading out.  My research suggests they're good in the rain but I don't know myself yet.  Looking at the number of wheel weights it seems like they might have been a challenge to balance, but they ride good.  I get a little hum that starts about 40 but by 50-55 the road and wind noise drowns it out.

 

I wish I could tell you how much of the ride difference is due to the tires and how much is the shocks but unfortunately I can't.  Fox told me not to put on the front ones until I did the leveling because they would likely bottom out so tires and shocks were done at the same time.  I can tell you the combination makes the truck so much more stable going over rough roads.  The factory Rancho's seemed to lack sufficient damping so ruts and uneven surfaces - especially on the highway - would unsettle the truck.  The suspension movements were very sharp and exaggerated.  There's one patch on my commute home that really used to be a white-knuckle affair.  It's a slight bend in the road with a bridge and a dip on the left side (the right side has no dip).  With the original Rancho's and Michelin's the truck would become difficult to keep in the lane as you hit the expansion joints and that dip during the curve, even if you were only going 70.  Now, at 75 the truck barely reacts. For me that's a huge update, there's no more WTF moment when I get to that area.

 

One thing I do notice though is more back-and-forth wobble in the steering wheel when hitting bumps and potholes.  The truck did that before but with the bigger/heavier tires and firmer shocks it's now pretty obvious.  A steering stabilizer is in my future.  For me that's an acceptable trade-off for what I gained.
 

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So far, so good.  I have almost 600 miles on them now, but that's all been in the dry; for whatever reason, when it's rained in NJ I've either been working from home that day or it was a weekend and I wasn't heading out.  All I've read about them says they're good in the rain but I don't myself yet.  Looking at the number of wheel weights it seems like they might have been a challenge to balance, but they ride good.
 
I wish I could tell you how much of the ride difference is due to the tires and how much is the shocks but unfortunately I can't.  Fox told me not to put on the front ones until I did the leveling because they would likely bottom out so tires and shocks were done at the same time.  I can tell you the combination makes the truck so much more stable going over rough roads.  The factory Rancho's seemed to lack sufficient damping and ruts and uneven surfaces - especially on the highway - would unsettle the truck.  The suspension movements were very sharp and exaggerated.  There's one patch on my commute home that really used to be a white-knuckle affair.  It's a slight bend in the road with a bridge and a dip on the left side (the right side has no dip).  With the original Rancho's and Michelin's the truck would become difficult to keep in the lane as you hit the expansion joints and that dip during the curve, even if you were only going 70.  Now, at 75 the truck barely reacts.  For me that's a huge update.  Now there's no more WTF moment when I get to that area.
 
One thing I do notice though is more back-and-forth wobble in the steering wheel when hitting bumps and potholes.  The truck did that before but with the bigger/heavier tires and firmer shocks it's now pretty bad.  A steering stabilizer is in my future.  For me that's an acceptable trade-off for what I gained.
 


You did do an alignment after the level, hopefully


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I did.  My post count isn't high but my time owning trucks is measured in decades so I do have some background in this area.  😉

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Hi everyone. I started the eibach pro truck install on my 18 silverado yesterday. After getting into the ball joint seperation which didnt go as planned(punctured greese boot), i decided to bite the bullet and get freedom ucas. So with the windstorm and all this weekend my truck is down til next weekend or until i get my ucas. Had my local Schwab do the struts for me. My gawd are they heavy! Here some pics.b6264c8ced575392ababec2d96908c8a.jpgc5c0eeb25e20e369f7681137682f2230.jpg

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Hi all,

I read a ton of this forum as well as on , lifts, lowering forums, trying to determine what would be needed to run bigger tires. I like the look of the level kits but I also love the way the stock truck handles and I don't want to risk changing that or wearing out front end parts. I do however like a bigger tire. I have a tire machine in my shop so I decided to get some different used tire sizes from the recycle drop off and try them. I found 275/60 R20 fit well with no rubbing on a stock suspension. Subsequently, I put on Hankook I-Pike Ice radials on the original snowflake rims to use for the winter and try them out. The rims were a special order on a previous truck, 2014, and I kept them for the 2016. They didn't last very well with lots of chrome peeling so they will be my winter wheels now.

I just wanted to share 2 things.

If you don't want to change your suspension, 275/60 R20 work fine

If you do go to a taller tire, it definitely effects the driveability. At least in my truck with the 8 speed. Although the tires are only 3% bigger in circumference I definitely notice it when starting out and on the highway it tends to lug a little.

I still like the larger tires though, it seems to ride smother and I like the look. I may drop the rear a little in the spring with shackles to lower the back when I put on some all seasons with new wheels.

 

2016 Sierra SLT Crew 4x4 6.2ltre

Hankook I-Pike 275/60 R20

Stock rims

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