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So after countless searches, I was not able to really find anything useful about the ride quality and stance of the new GM 2” lift. 

 

I went ahead and pulled the trigger and put this kit on my High County.  I’ll try to give y’all as much detail as I can regarding stance, handling, and overall ride quality but for starters, let’s just say I’m not a bit disappointed!  

 

As most of us know, Chevys have quite a bit of factory rake. This kit will NOT cure that as it raises the truck 2” all the way around.  However, my specific truck did not have a ridiculous front end squat to begin with so no other mods were necessary to get the stance I was searching for. But if you want it leveled, then you’ll need to add a level kit the lift kit. Otherwise, your truck will sit exactly like a Trail Boss. Overall, the stance is slightly aggressive but not overdone as this is a High Country, which will most likely never see true off-roading. 

 

Chevy suspensions...IMO tend to be mushy and bouncy. Well this kit changed that for my truck. It now rides exactly like the Trail Boss which is what I was looking for.  Instead of several bounces after going over swells and dips in the roadways, the new suspension unloads and stabilizes extremely quickly. This also bleeds over into the overall handling...which didn’t change at all. The truck still hugs the road tightly and even with the rear raised 2”, there’s no skipping of the rear when cornering. If you’ve ever had other lifts, you should know what I’m talking about. 

 

Next step is to add some All-Terrain tires and get rid of the junk street tires GM puts on their trucks, most likely 285/50/22. But for now, I hope this little bit of information can help someone make an educated decision.  Let me know if you have any specific questions...glad to help! 

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It looks good!  Can I ask what it cost for the lift?  Did you have a dealer do the install?

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Thank you!

 

Lift was $1295 and my local dealership installed it, reprogrammed power steering and front cameras, and aligned it at no charge...hellava deal! 

 

Getting 285/50/22 Ridge Grapplers put on this afternoon so I’ll post updated pics. 

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3 minutes ago, Bowtie Family said:

Lift was $1295 and my local dealership installed it, reprogrammed power steering and front cameras, and aligned it at no charge...hellava deal! 

 

Getting 285/50/22 Ridge Grapplers put on this afternoon so I’ll post updated pics. 

Sounds great!  That's not too bad, especially if it's an installed price.

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Installation is not included in the price of the lift, but I know they guys really well and they did it as a favor. Generally it would cost several hundred for installation.  

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1 hour ago, Bowtie Family said:

So after countless searches, I was not able to really find anything useful about the ride quality and stance of the new GM 2” lift. 

 

I went ahead and pulled the trigger and put this kit on my High County.  I’ll try to give y’all as much detail as I can regarding stance, handling, and overall ride quality but for starters, let’s just say I’m not a bit disappointed!  

 

As most of us know, Chevys have quite a bit of factory rake. This kit will NOT cure that as it raises the truck 2” all the way around.  However, my specific truck did not have a ridiculous front end squat to begin with so no other mods were necessary to get the stance I was searching for. But if you want it leveled, then you’ll need to add a level kit the lift kit. Otherwise, your truck will sit exactly like a Trail Boss. Overall, the stance is slightly aggressive but not overdone as this is a High Country, which will most likely never see true off-roading. 

 

Chevy suspensions...IMO tend to be mushy and bouncy. Well this kit changed that for my truck. It now rides exactly like the Trail Boss which is what I was looking for.  Instead of several bounces after going over swells and dips in the roadways, the new suspension unloads and stabilizes extremely quickly. This also bleeds over into the overall handling...which didn’t change at all. The truck still hugs the road tightly and even with the rear raised 2”, there’s no skipping of the rear when cornering. If you’ve ever had other lifts, you should know what I’m talking about. 

 

Next step is to add some All-Terrain tires and get rid of the junk street tires GM puts on their trucks, most likely 285/50/22. But for now, I hope this little bit of information can help someone make an educated decision.  Let me know if you have any specific questions...glad to help! 

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Thanks for posting this.  I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine and this is something i needed to see.  I'm curious to see how it looks with different tires.. or real truck tires, not the street tires that come stock.  Looks really good.

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Dealer put mine on before I picked it up

Worth every penny love it

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Did you drive it with the stock suspension before picking it up? 

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1 hour ago, Bigfoot16 said:

Thanks for posting this.  I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine and this is something i needed to see.  I'm curious to see how it looks with different tires.. or real truck tires, not the street tires that come stock.  Looks really good.

I’m currently getting 285/50/22 Ridge Grapplers put on. I’ll post pics tonight when I get home. 

 

I’m thinking that’s just about the largest tire I can run without rubbing...I absolutely HATE rubbing. 

 

I was was torn between the Ridge Grapplers and Terra Grappler G2’s because I didn’t want to take away from the sleek style of the HC, but the Terra’s I believe would have been to boring. 

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3 hours ago, Bowtie Family said:

I’m currently getting 285/50/22 Ridge Grapplers put on. I’ll post pics tonight when I get home. 

 

I’m thinking that’s just about the largest tire I can run without rubbing...I absolutely HATE rubbing. 

 

I was was torn between the Ridge Grapplers and Terra Grappler G2’s because I didn’t want to take away from the sleek style of the HC, but the Terra’s I believe would have been to boring. 

My thoughts on the tires exactly.  Thanks

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Did you drive it with the stock suspension before picking it up? 

 

No sales lady drove before and after before I picked up. Truck was 5 hrs away in Detroit

 

 

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12 hours ago, RyanbabZ71 said:

 

No sales lady drove before and after before I picked up. Truck was 5 hrs away in Detroit

 

 

Ryan B.

You should go drive one with the stock suspension...it’d make you appreciate the upgrade even more. 

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I drove a high country before ordering. Personally I think the 2” is perfect height for these trucks. Similar to what I did with my 2010 (2” level and 3” rear blocks)


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18 hours ago, Bigfoot16 said:

My thoughts on the tires exactly.  Thanks

285/50/22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers 

 

No rubbing at all!

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1 hour ago, Bowtie Family said:

285/50/22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers 

 

No rubbing at all!

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Looks great!

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