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    Jr. Apprentice DrakeC504's Avatar
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    Default Alright Everybody, Listen Up, I Need Help!! Quickly!

    I Recently Perchased A Rough Country 3" Lift and I Already Have The Rough Country Leveling kit Installed. My Question Is That Can I Keep Both The Leveling Kit And The Lift On And Not Have To Go With New Front Shocks, Like This Place Told Me? They Usually Dont Know What They Are Talking About Because They Send Out Their Vihicles To Get Work Done.


    If I Do Need New Front Shocks, Which Kind Do Ya'll Prefer?

    '07 GMC Sierra SLT Z71

    Mods: 2" RC Leveling Kit; K&N Air Filter; Black Low-Pro Tool Box; Tinted Tail Lights; Debadged; GMS Emblem Painted Black; 5% Tint; 2 12" CVR's
    Soon To Come: RC 3" Suspension/1.25" Body Lift; 17" Ballistic Jesters (Black); Open Country M/T; 1.5" Spacers; K&N 63 Series; Magnaflow Exhaust; Runcool Hood Louvers; Westin HDX Guard & Winch Tray; Bushwacker Boss Fenders; Bullydog Triple Dog GT Tuner

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    The short answer is yes you will need new shocks. The reason is you are extending the shock out away from the body. By doing this the limiting factor of wheel articulation will be your shocks. What I mean by that is your shocks will be completely extended and "supporting" the weight of your axle.





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    as aloxdaddy said, you will need new shocks. i would personally look into bilstein but you could also check out king. But whatever you do, DO NOT but rough country shocks, they are complete garbage.


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    TCS front box 7"-9" set at 8.5" | FTS coilovers(blue coil) with resis and FTS shocks with resis| 20" Fuel Off-Road Revolver Rims | 35x12.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers | Halo Projector Head Lights by Recon- Black | Led Taillights by Recon- Smoked | Dumped Straight pipe | Volant CAI | Ranch Hand Front Bumper | DiabloSport Trinity Programmer | Tow Mirrors with Turn Signal | Cervinis Ram-Air hood | 4.56 USA gears with tru trac locker | Longshot Lighting 6000k 55w low beam and 6000k 35w fogs HIDs | 7" lift leaf spring | Blue TCS traction bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeC504 View Post
    If I Do Need New Front Shocks, Which Kind Do Ya'll Prefer?
    Monroe or Bilstein are my preferences. I'm currently running Bilsteins...

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    Alright Thanks, I Get My Truck Back Tomorrow, Will Be Sure To POst Some Pictures

    '07 GMC Sierra SLT Z71

    Mods: 2" RC Leveling Kit; K&N Air Filter; Black Low-Pro Tool Box; Tinted Tail Lights; Debadged; GMS Emblem Painted Black; 5% Tint; 2 12" CVR's
    Soon To Come: RC 3" Suspension/1.25" Body Lift; 17" Ballistic Jesters (Black); Open Country M/T; 1.5" Spacers; K&N 63 Series; Magnaflow Exhaust; Runcool Hood Louvers; Westin HDX Guard & Winch Tray; Bushwacker Boss Fenders; Bullydog Triple Dog GT Tuner

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    hate to burst your bubble but you will do more harm then good with stacking a leveling kit with the 3" lift. you angles will be pretty much maxed out with the lift and the leveling kit will just make this worst. if you want 5" of lift your better of selling the two kits and get the 5" you will be happy with it and your truck will thank you


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