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    Default 99 K1500 to 98 K2500 burban 6" suspension lift kit swap

    Hi all!
    Hoping someone out there has some info on this. my son bought a wrecked 99 K1500 with 6" lift, new tires & such hoping to swap the lift to his stock 98 K2500. i did a quick roll around under both,took a few rough measurements, and the frames appear the same. i'm not sure what brand the lift is, thought maybe fabtec cause it blue, but? anyway, two companies that do installs on a regular basis said they won't swap. GM says frames have 2 different part #s. i don't want to strip 2 suspensions only to find it won't swap & have to put everything back on, too much work for this old man!
    If anyone has done it or has some thoughts, gimme a shout.

    THANKS TO ALL!

    PS: I posted this in another forum before i found this one,. hope i didn't break any rules!

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    I would assume since they have different lift kits for each that there are parts that won't be interchangeable. May look similar but... I'd probably listen to the shops that do installs on a regular basis here and part out the wrecked truck.
    Charles 02 z71 Cladded Avy
    Mods: eBay k&n Intake, highflow magnaflow cats & y pipe, 6" FabTech lift, 35" Pro Comps, Superchips #2715, SnugTop, 4.56's, MOOG front end
    Wishes: LQ4 + a beefed up 4L60E

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinson33 View Post
    I would assume since they have different lift kits for each that there are parts that won't be interchangeable. May look similar but... I'd probably listen to the shops that do installs on a regular basis here and part out the wrecked truck.
    this is what I was going to say. Some fabrication skills maybe, but you would have to see the kits side by side to see the differences.
    David
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    I just looked at fabtech's website. They do not even list a kit for the k2500 for that year. So, there must be some difference. You could always call them and find out

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Thanks for the replies guys! all confirming my original research. fabtec says they don't make a kit for the 2500 but no one, not even GM can tell me what the difference in the frame is. I just thought i'd throw it out there and see if some brave soul had tried it before! I am really curious but don't have the time or energy to find out the hard way.

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