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    Default 2009 Silverado Leveling Kit

    Hey guys Ryan here from Harrisburg Pa, looking at purchasing a ReadyLift 2.5" front leveling kit along with the 2" rear blocks for my truck as soon as I get my income tax return...just wondering if anyone has done this while keeping stock wheels and tires because i don't have the $$ to get bigger wheels/tires right now, anyone with info or pictures of how their truck looks with this leveling kit and stock wheels/tires would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks guys!! Really looking forward to doing this modification to my truck!!!!


    Ryan Harrisburg Pa
    2009 Chevy Silverado crew cab 1500 LT

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    Yours will be about how level and high mine sat with the prototype kit I had. It was roughly over 2 inches in the front and none in the back.
    It's at an odd angle and doesn't look level but its perfectly measured even across the body lines. Biggest tire I would suggest without any trimming is a 285-65-18 (32.5) and if you don't mind drilling two holes in your front inner fender and using black zip ties to tie it back some a 33-12.50-(18,20,22) would work. The rear part of the fender will need to be cut down flush with the metal fender under the door.
    2009 Silvia~Superlift 6"~DropStars~Nitto Trail Graps~FSOR Catback~Madtunes Racing~4.10 gears~cleared headlights~hi-6

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    I have the same setup in mine (in a 2500HD)... the only difference would be that I also have the readylift UCA kit.
    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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    Ah ok awesome, thanks Rocketmanh5 I appreciate it! Yea I'm not a fan of the factory stance they put on Chevys, makes them look weird if you ask me haha! But ok cool I'm leaning toward the readylift 2.5" with the 2" rear blocks over the rough country 2.5" kit....been reading a lot of reviews on both. With the ready lift being a little more favored. I just priced out a set of 4 cooper discovery at3's sized 285-65-18 so that would be perfect then without any extra trimming...might have to go with a 33-12.50 though just because Gotta do it right haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTom64b View Post
    I have the same setup in mine (in a 2500HD)... the only difference would be that I also have the readylift UCA kit.
    Ok cool thanks TimTom64b I appreciate it! Your truck is sweet haha
    I miss my 2500 some days but the fuel mileage I get now in my 1500 is worth it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 09chevyman View Post
    Ah ok awesome, thanks Rocketmanh5 I appreciate it! Yea I'm not a fan of the factory stance they put on Chevys, makes them look weird if you ask me haha! But ok cool I'm leaning toward the readylift 2.5" with the 2" rear blocks over the rough country 2.5" kit....been reading a lot of reviews on both. With the ready lift being a little more favored. I just priced out a set of 4 cooper discovery at3's sized 285-65-18 so that would be perfect then without any extra trimming...might have to go with a 33-12.50 though just because Gotta do it right haha!

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    Ok cool thanks TimTom64b I appreciate it! Your truck is sweet haha
    I miss my 2500 some days but the fuel mileage I get now in my 1500 is worth it to me
    If you go with the 33x12.5's... watch your rim offset. I purposely went with the 285's as I wanted a deeper dish rim.

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    I have the readylift 2.5" level kit on mine, no rear blocks and running 33/12.50/18! Check my garage, you'll love the stance.
    2010 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB (Silver) 4x4, ReadyLift 2.5" Level Kit, 305/60/18 Dick Cepek Mud Country, Go Rhino Nerf Bars, Husky Liners front and rear, Bushwacker Bed Rail Caps, Custom tuned. 4:11's

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTom64b View Post
    If you go with the 33x12.5's... watch your rim offset. I purposely went with the 285's as I wanted a deeper dish rim.
    What's currently on my truck is the zero offset... puts the 285's out about 1.5" past the fenders. Hence the fender flares. With 285's you can run 4.5 to 5" offset without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTom64b View Post
    What's currently on my truck is the zero offset... puts the 285's out about 1.5" past the fenders. Hence the fender flares. With 285's you can run 4.5 to 5" offset without problems.
    Meant to say 4.5 to 5.0 back spacing... not off set. Back spacing is the measure from the inside lif of the rim which when mounted would be toward your inner fender. Factory offset for a 2500 is +20 offset or ~5.75 back spacing. A zero offset is a 5.0 backspacing. If you plan on running factory equivalent offset you should have no problem with the 33x12.5.

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