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Davidj98

GM 2" lift install DIY

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I plan to buy this lift and either install myself or throw my keys to the dealer.  Someone posted install instructions (thanks!) and it looks pretty straight forward. I'll save about $500 bucks if I DIY.

 

My question is has anyone installed this lift themselves and then went to dealer for calibration and alignment?  I'd love to hear from you.

 

thanks!

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Google the PN, instructions can be found.

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I received the GM lift kit today, plan to install tomorrow, I'll keep ya updated.  I have an appointment with dealer to install software and alignment Monday.

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I have the pdf install instructions, PM me your email

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Good luck, had the dealer install mine before I purchased the truck


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5 hours ago, Davidj98 said:

I received the GM lift kit today, plan to install tomorrow, I'll keep ya updated.  I have an appointment with dealer to install software and alignment Monday.

Who much was it? Prices are all over the place on this kit.

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21 minutes ago, bullet3z said:

Who much was it? Prices are all over the place on this kit.

I ended getting the best deal on eBay at $1079.99 , seller was billcramergm

 

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I finished install this weekend, at dealer now getting alignment and software install for camera and steering. Install went well, hardest part was compressing spring. I bought the McPherson tool from harbor freight which had just enough thread to compress springs. I was able to move much quicker on passenger side after learning on drivers side. I did break the end link to sway bar, don’t use an impact on that one!

 

I was surprised how detailed directions were, you really can’t screw this up, it even stated to use only hand tools on tie rod, upper A arm and end link! :)

 

rear was very easy!

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3 hours ago, Davidj98 said:

I finished install this weekend, at dealer now getting alignment and software install for camera and steering. Install went well, hardest part was compressing spring. I bought the McPherson tool from harbor freight which had just enough thread to compress springs. I was able to move much quicker on passenger side after learning on drivers side. I did break the end link to sway bar, don’t use an impact on that one!

 

I was surprised how detailed directions were, you really can’t screw this up, it even stated to use only hand tools on tie rod, upper A arm and end link! :)

 

rear was very easy!

For spring compressing, I ended up buying one of these clamshell style tools: https://www.amazon.com/OTC-6494-Clamshell-Spring-Compressor/dp/B0002SRHU6 It's a beast, and you can use an impact to do the spring compression.  HF has one as well (called Single Action Strut Spring Compressor).

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Yeah I prefer that style to just don’t use one very often, so bought on a budget 

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on the instructions is a number you need also on shipping box is a seriel number  I did mine upgrade took less than a 1/2 hour to flash it I alos used a roughcountry leveling kit with factory 18" rims I went from ground/top of wheel well front 37 1/4 to 40 inch

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