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Hello, Looking to upgrade my 2017 Silverado 1500 LTZ 4WD. I am set on the 4" BDS Lift kit with the Fox shocks. Is there any benefit to the BDS Recoil System Traction bar upgrade? Or any benefit to the Rear leaf springs upgrade instead of the 4" blocks?
Secondly, I am deciding on whether I should get 33" tires or 35" - Any suggestions. Don't want 33's to look small, but don't want 35's to look to big or not fit.
Wanting the Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires and Fuel Rebel 8 D679 20x10 Rims.
Any suggestions on the BDS upgrades or Tire sizes is greatly appreciated. First time lifting a truck. Thanks!
By Ryan Wineinger
In case anyone else out there is looking for a winch mount, but can't seem to find anything for the 20's yet.
We went ahead and ordered the Rough Country EXO winch mount specified for the '11-'19 GM and it ended up mounting with very little modifications to the brackets.
The frame spacing was nearly the same as the '18 that we have so we figured it was worth a shot.
The hole which has to align with the tow hook mounting bolt had to be slotted to match up, and we used a 1/2" SS extension plate to bolt to the bottom of the bracket and into the bottom of the frame rail since the frame is not boxed all the way to the end.
The Warn winch install was a breeze as to be expected.
We are very pleased with how it turned out for the most part, but would have liked to be able to order the mount without all the light openings as we already have a Whelen work light package.
(Don't mind the poor picture quality, I'll get some good photos uploaded after it's cleaned up)
Good afternoon all,
am pricing out a lift for my 19 4WD RST. Looks like BDS has them for just over $2000, and a dealer can give me 10% to order. So, around $1800. However, that’s 2+ hours of driving to go get it.
LiftsKits4Less.com has the same kit but with free shipping. Anyone done business with them? Assuming I won’t get a surprise on anything.
anyone else can point me to a website to purchase from? Every dollar helps right now.
I installed a 3" Rough Country life kit with the a-arms on my 2019 Silverado 4x4 a couple days after I bought it new.
It's OK, but, and I should have known this, the truck still has the "snow plow" front rake.
Was curious if I can simply add the 1" "ring" to the top of the coils to gain a more lever look. Am thinking the a-arms will permit the additional lift.
Has anyone tried this?
I am sure this has been covered somewhere but figured wouldn’t hurt to just post some photos up because I couldn’t really find any.
Background: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 with the awful ranchos
Has the zone 2 inch lower strut spacer then a .5 inch RC top spacer, the rear is factory. I have ran many different size tires (I work at a tire wholesaler so just have access to try them all)
275/55R20 Goodyear (factory)
LT295/55R20 Cooper stt pro (Only had 2 inch level)
LT295/60R20 Toyo MT (Added the extra .5)
P305/55R20 Nitto Ridge Grappler u(rode amazing FYI)
LT295/60R20 Nitto Ridge Grappler (Current set)
All the above mentioned have scrubbed in some form or another and while being mounted to my factory 20 inch snowflakes. Sway bar and/or Stamped steel UCA. Current set rubbed both as far as I could tell. Anyways I decided to try out some 1/4 inch wheel spacers to see if that helped my problem and installed them tonight. Will check the rubbing out tomorrow. About talked myself out of them after reading stuff but there were more saying they were okay. From what I could tell I got 8 hand turns out of the lugs once the spacer was on then probably another 1.5 or 2 it seemed like when tightening them down. Snapped a could photos. If anyone needs anymore in daylight I can do that
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