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    Default Wanting to add 4-6" lift on my new 08 z71. Couple of questions/concerns

    New member to this hello all! I just purchased a 2008 Z71 LTZ with a 5.3L and 3.73s. I went to a local shop today to get an estimate on a 4-6" lift on 35s and was told that I will also have to purchase a programmer as well as change the gears. I have never lifted a truck before and really don't know if this is correct or not. Is this overkill and them just trying to up sale me on more products, or is this necessary to do? I do not want to tear this truck up by adding the lift/tires, but also don't want to spend 7k to get the look I am trying to achieve. Thanks for any input/suggestions ahead of time!!

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    The programmer would be a good addition... can adjust speedometer and shift points to make up for any power logos with those bigger tires. I debated the for a year lift or leveling. Most of the lift kits I looked at... by the time you bought a quality kit, upgraded the shocks and bought you tires and other incidentals you were looking at around $7k. I eventually went with top of the line UCA's, leveling kit, shocks and blocks for the rear. I am really happy with it... I gained 2" all the way around and it rides and drives really nice. I'm only running 33" tires but I'm happy with them... and they only run $275/tire... instead of $4-500/tire.
    2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..

    Future Plans: HD Tie Rods, Under hood upgrades, Crower Camshaft and possibly electric fans.

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