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2014+ Leveling Kits


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I found a picture from SDHQ’s website. Saw you have their skid plates. Pretty badass! Love the Bronze wheel look too. I’ll post pictures of mine once I finish installing everything. 
 
How many miles do you have on your Coopers? And how have they been off-road for you?
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Nice! Probably have under 1k miles on the coopers and haven’t had them Offroad so can’t comment on that yet. On road though they are nice and quiet


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Hey guys,

 

I have a 2018 Silverado 1500. I currently have a 2" Rough Country leveling kit installed on it. I want to replace my stock shocks and struts with the Bilstein 5100's. Given the truck is already leveled will I be able to install the Bilstein 5100 struts along with the leveling kit given the bilstein's already have the ability to level the truck out without any issues? What setting will I need to run the struts on if they will work out? Im not looking to raise the truck up anymore than it already is. Thanks in advance!

 

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This showed up today. Probably wait for warmer weather to install them. Also got some Motofab 2” blocks for the rear. I’m gonna run the stock UCA for now and probably buy aftermarket arms when the upper ball joints wear out. My 2016 has the aluminum control arms. 

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18 hours ago, HoosierZ said:

This showed up today. Probably wait for warmer weather to install them. Also got some Motofab 2” blocks for the rear. I’m gonna run the stock UCA for now and probably buy aftermarket arms when the upper ball joints wear out. My 2016 has the aluminum control arms. 

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Just got mine installed yesterday... didn’t do blocks yet... but the front sits taller than I expected... a full inch higher than my RC level block... so I am an inch high in front... waiting to see if it settles at all before I do a block or something...

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Just installed readylift 2.5" front level with UCA this weekend (66-3086 kit). Currently running stock 275-55-20 and control arm rubs on the passenger side tire at full lock (left). The left side clears at about 0.5". Tires are pretty worn from waiting 3 days to get alignment. Will be replacing with 275-60-20 Pirelli Scorpion AT next couple of weeks. 

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On 12/22/2020 at 8:43 AM, 18LT said:

So I read from page 450 to this last one. I have a 2018 1500 with factory 18” wheels with obviously stamped UCA’s. I’m looking for a little beefier look but don’t want a lift. I’m torn between the bilstein 5100s all around at the top setting and a bigger lock in the rear (for 1” of lift in the rear). The Eibach pro leveling kit. (Possibly with springs but heard it tides rougher with the pro springs vs stock) and a bigger block in rear (again to get 1” higher). Or possibly the ready lift 2.25” leveling kit and again a bigger rear block. I don’t want the truck to ride like crap my questions are with bilstein and the eibach kit will I still need aftermarket UCAs with bigger tires? And what would be a better tire to run without rubbing 285/65-18 or 275/70-18. Or am I missing a tire size. I don’t want to worry about it rubbing I understand there are a lot of issues with rubbing with factory wheels but I really like my stock wheels and don’t want to have to replace them. So what would you guys recommend between the 3 and tire size? UCA replacement. I saw a lot of talk about 20” factory wheels but not 18”

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So what did you do?  I have the 5100 for all around on my 18 double-cab.  I doing have any issues at all with wanting to level it.  I tow my boat and like to haul stuff sometimes... I do not tow/haul anything really heavy.  I would like a lift for clearance.  I wanted a better ride than the ranchos first.  Second, more clearance would be nice.  I thought about going to 3rd or 4th notch and adding a 1/2 inch or an inch to the rear of the truck.  I want the rake.  

 

I have the 5100 on the rear now.  I am going to do the front this weekend, but not sure if I will keep it stock height or do more.  I know  I could have used the 4600, but I wanted the silver color more than the yellow and blue.  I am far from a mall crawler.  I go camping, hunting, fishing, and down trails on our hunting property and BLM land a lot.  I need performance over looks.  

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On 2/18/2021 at 2:03 AM, Vasa1 said:

I installed the same kit and my tires/ rims rubs as well. Will be putting my stock a arms back on. Bull ****** actually.

I just swapped to 275-60-20 Pirelli Scropion ATS and now passenger tire no longer rubs at full lock to the left. 

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On 2/5/2021 at 11:20 AM, spenpet said:

Just got mine installed yesterday... didn’t do blocks yet... but the front sits taller than I expected... a full inch higher than my RC level block... so I am an inch high in front... waiting to see if it settles at all before I do a block or something...

I did the same kit on mine a year ago, it sits pretty level. I think I'm 5/8" higher in the back but it looks level with naked eye. I would like a little more rake and am looking for a 2.5" block for the rear now.

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On 7/19/2020 at 8:11 AM, RJ3 said:

New to the truck world, been sports car guy forever. Have 2018 Centennial Edition and thinking of going with 2.5” rough country leveling kit and rough country rear shocks, but may go with Rear Bilsteins

 

Also I May end up towing a boat, will leveling kit affect rear squatting ?   Currently running stock 22’s with stock Bridgestone. Would appreciate  any insight or recommendations....

 

 

What did you ever end up going with? I just got into a centennial and have been trying to find pictures of them with a lift/leveling kit and bigger tires and have had a pretty hard time finding any

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5 hours ago, Blaze33 said:

What did you ever end up going with? I just got into a centennial and have been trying to find pictures of them with a lift/leveling kit and bigger tires and have had a pretty hard time finding any

I haven’t done anything, and probably won’t. Seems there is just not a kit out there that doesn’t have some sort of side effect. Wether it’s alignment issues, tires rubbing, ride quality, ruining upper control arms, etc. It really only makes since to do a real entire lift kit, but I use my truck as a daily and park in a lot of garages. So I’ll prob do some nice shocks and leave it alone....

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5 hours ago, RJ3 said:

I haven’t done anything, and probably won’t. Seems there is just not a kit out there that doesn’t have some sort of side effect. Wether it’s alignment issues, tires rubbing, ride quality, ruining upper control arms, etc. It really only makes since to do a real entire lift kit, but I use my truck as a daily and park in a lot of garages. So I’ll prob do some nice shocks and leave it alone....

Yeah ive been running into the same issue. The only thing I can come up with is that 3.5 knuckle kit with lifted struts from rough country, thats the only cheap thing I can find that will have the least issues. But at the same time I might as well just spend another couple hundred bucks and lift it. Who knows lol 

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Hey guys, lots of questions for you:

 

I have a 2016 Silverado I'd like to do some mild offroading and camping in, but definitely would need to get the truck up off the ground (stock 4x4 height now) some. I ALSO need the front/rear to be able to handle a winch and an occasional motorcycle hauler on the rear hitch.  We get a lot of washboard roads here so I'd need something that will be smooth on that if possible. I definitely don't need a race truck lift.  2-3" with a larger tire would do wonders. Recommendations?

 

Would I need a helper spring in the rear when using the motorcycle hitch (about 500 lbs moto)?  I think tongue weight will be about 800# or so.

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I have a 2017 Sierra 6.2L SLT Crew Cab with a Magnuson Supercharger (so a little added weight in the engine bay). I feel like the rake has increased over the years, and just measured a 4 inch difference between the front and back (with the front being 35.5" and the rear being 39.5" - measured from ground to bottom of fender). Is a 4 inch difference between the front and back in line with others out there? I'm thinking of doing a simple leveling kit up front and removing the stock rear blocks. Do you all think this would level it out? I'm also thinking of swapping out the old 275/55/20s for 275/60/20s. Thoughts and advice?

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