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2014+ Leveling Kits

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22 hours ago, langston1726 said:

 

Nope. They have a range of 0-1” lift I believe

 

 

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0-2" 33-238319

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22 hours ago, Built2crash said:

Eibach pro level kit (kit includes front springs and shocks and rear shocks) set at 2.5” it is very close to level. I think it’s about 1/2 higher in the back. 

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how do you like the ride?  there arent enough reviews on this forum for the Eibach pro truck set up...

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the ride is good, much better than the stock ranchos. No bouncing, little more stable in the corners. washboard isn't as bad.

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When I had my 15 All Terrain, I had a dealer installed 2.25 Readylift with 3” rear blocks. I was running 275/65-20 KO2’s with no rubbing at all. On my new 19 limited now, I will be installing the Readylift 2.25 kit w/upper control arms and 3” rear blocks. Again I will be running the same tire. Apparently the new stamped steel uca’s are junk.

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When everyone is talking about 2" leveling kits, are the blocks actually 2", or are they 1" (which raises the front about 2")? 

I'm looking to raise the front as high as possible without too much ball joint strain (I was thinking 2" higher), and raise the back an inch higher 

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The front lower spacer is not proportionate to the lift height. On the rear it is but not the front.

There's a million pages of info on this topic but the bottom line is any lift in the front is going to put more strain on your ball joints than no lift.

Most people can agree that 2 inches is a "safe" height without replacing UCA's to correct the ball joint angle but you will find that some people raise it 3" and "don't have any problems" for years...

Jon

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19 hours ago, Kman731 said:

When everyone is talking about 2" leveling kits, are the blocks actually 2", or are they 1" (which raises the front about 2")? 

I'm looking to raise the front as high as possible without too much ball joint strain (I was thinking 2" higher), and raise the back an inch higher 

i called motofab to confirm this before ordering. they advertise based off the amount of lift, not the block size. 

 

i went 2" in front, drove it for about a month and decided i wanted 1" in the rear as well. It is super close fender measurements but still looks like it has some squat. the 1" rear should be perfect. 

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The Readylift kit, 66-3086, the upper strut spacer is 1.5” and the bottom spacer is .75”. This they say will give you 2.25”. My 19 limited had stamped steel uca’s and Readylift says they are prone to premature failure. Something to do with the balljoint.

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My question is do you think it’s nesessary to replace the control arms? Will they fail?

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Perfect, thanks. I think I'll do the 2" front and 1" back

 

On 8/10/2020 at 6:15 AM, Vasa1 said:

The Readylift kit, 66-3086, the upper strut spacer is 1.5” and the bottom spacer is .75”. This they say will give you 2.25”. My 19 limited had stamped steel uca’s and Readylift says they are prone to premature failure. Something to do with the balljoint.

So the 2.25" was too much lift for the ball joints?

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My truck was lifted to the max I think it had a 3” or 3.5” level kit “I bought it like that with 20x10 on 33s”, but I never had a problem with ball joints or anything...  I just upgraded to a full suspension lift maybe I got lucky...


20x10 on 33s with leveling kit

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9” Suspension lift with the add a leaf 

24x14 on 37s

(did frontend swap, it’s the same truck)

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1 hour ago, Kman731 said:

Perfect, thanks. I think I'll do the 2" front and 1" back

 

So the 2.25" was too much lift for the ball joints?

The stamped steel uca’s are gm’s version of cutting costs. They changed to these 17 and up. If u have aluminum or forged uca’s, u should be ok. My 15 had aluminum and I never had a issue in over 100 k. These new ucas’ from Readylift have 1 ton ball joints for better articulation from what I am told.

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I'm very happy with the ReadyLift upper control arms, really like the fact that you can grease the ball joint as well.

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Well, here it is. My 19 limited. I installed the ready lift kit, 66-3086. Had my 275/65-20 ko2’s installed with a alignment done. The truck rides the same as stock, in my opinion. You do feel a little more of the road due to the e rated tires but it’s great. Feels more controlled than my 19 slt(new body style), which I didn’t like. I drove it home, cranked it full lock in either direction, over speed bumps and any other road imperfections that I could find. I can honestly say there was no rubbing anywhere whatsoever. I even have a set of husky mud flaps installed. It’s sits nice and level. I may ad the ready lift 2.25” rear block kit to give me back a little rake for towing and hauling. Overall... love it. 

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