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Advice for lifting my 2500

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It's been a few years since I've been active with lifting GM trucks, but I was very well versed when I was. I'm back with a Yukon XL 2500, because although my Commander is a 7 seater and has the 5.7L, it just doesn't have room for my family+cargo, nor the towing capacity for a good sized travel trailer.


I did my research and will be ordering my lift very soon (as soon as a friend of mine buys my Jeep). Not looking for a massive lift or a show rig, just some better clearance for 33s, which i'm already running with some carefully done trimming.


.... so here's what I've come up with:


I want NTBD. For the 2500's, there aren't many options. But that's OK because I want to go with one of the better quality kits for this rig. It seems like the Cognito 4-6" NTBD is the way to go. Yes, I could also use the cognito NTBD adapters with other lifts, but then the price is right there if I would have just ordered the Cognito from the start (that option seems better for those with kits already installed and want to get their bars tucked away).


I already have adjustable Fox resi shocks that'll work for the rear. I want adjustable shocks for the front, which means i'm limited to ordering a custom set of Fox's, or going with Rancho 9000XLs. To keep the initial costs down, I think I'm going to put on the Rancho's and keep the stock UCA's for the time being.


So the UCA's... I want to get the Cognito boxed UCA's, since I really don't want to snap a stock balljoint (i know they're a weak link on these vehicles) when i'm down at OBX riding on the beach. But due to the travel they allow, they must be paired with the Cognito spec'd Fox shocks which are designed to limit suspension travel (or limiting straps). Since we're not going to OBX this summer, I figure the UCA upgrade with Fox shocks could wait until next year, and I can add the C/D adjuster to the front Fox resi shocks.


Well, that's the plan.... anything I may have missed? Are there other options i've overlooked?


Thanks :cheers:



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