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01-22-2014, 01:56 PM #1
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2003 Silverado. 2wd. Help a girl out. :)
Ok guys, so I have a 2003 Silverado that I absolutely love! And it's 2wd. It has become my project along with a '78 k10 but that's another issue for another time. I do 90% of the work on my trucks as none of my guy friends are any count for mechanics. So get a little grease under the nails from time to time. I need opinions on lifts. I'm only looking to lift about 2"-3" for practical uses. I haul a horse trailer all the time and hate how it makes my truck look when it's loaded down. Plus, I really want to have a pretty bad truck for a girl building it. What would your choice be on lifts, what you would do, etc? Any and all help is appreciated!
<--- This is the truck. (16" pro comp wheels. Love them!)
01-22-2014, 03:01 PM #2
I can't help you with 2wd lifts. Maybe @reggiecab2000 can help you out, he has a lifted 2wd and maybe able to tell you the do's and don'ts of lifting a 2wd. If you don't like the sagging in the rear with your trailer I would look into this http://www.activesuspension.com/
it can still be used in conjunction with any lift you install.
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)
01-22-2014, 03:13 PM #3
I have worked with female mechanics/technicians as long as the weight was not very heavy they did a better job than the guys..
01-23-2014, 09:32 AM #4
Leveling kit would be an option for a 2 to 3 inch lift, and adjustable bags to correct the squat when towing. Front lift on 2WDis usually a coil spring spacer or some 2WD have a torsion bar suspension which will require new keys. For the rear you can safely add a lift block since 2WD don't have blocks from the factory.IAdam
02-03-2014, 09:59 AM #5
sorry for chiming in so late.....
I would recommend doing a spindle lift, fabtech and cst makes them, they usually give you 3-4" of lift, and I have the fabtech one along with a leveling kit, and 3 inch blocks in the rear...
fabtech spindle: cast iron
cst spindle: steel
if i could do it all over I would go with CST, and I would also add the CST upper control arms which add extra travel to your front suspension.
both brands run under $1000.00 for the spindle kit with rear blocks, and the control arms are an additional ~$700.00 if you want them.
easy lift to do yourself....2000 Chevrolet Silverado
4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
Poweraid TB Spacer
Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
Edge CS insight monitor
LS-1 Dual Electric fans
Corvette tranny servo swap
Head Unit: Alpine
Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)
305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
16" PROCOMP 7089's
2" leveling kit
3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks
35W HID Low Beams
RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
Hawk HPS Brake pads
Russell braided steel brake lines
Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
EGR in-channel window visors
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