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    Default Tires, wheels, and leveling kit

    I have a 2012 Chevy Z71. I have a few questions I would like to ask. First off, I'm thinking about putting a leveling kit on my truck and was wondering I would need to replace the shocks. Also, what's the best leveling kit to go wit? Secondly, I'm thinking about putting the Toyo Open Country M/T's on it and was wondering if anyone had experience with them.
    2012 Chevy Silverado Z71 LTZ.

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    All depends on what leveling kit you go with. For my 2008 3500HD I had a performance parts level kit installed last year. Kit came with new torsion bar keys and shock brackets so you do not have to replace your shocks. Sorry - no experience with those tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty87 View Post
    I have a 2012 Chevy Z71. I have a few questions I would like to ask. First off, I'm thinking about putting a leveling kit on my truck and was wondering I would need to replace the shocks. Also, what's the best leveling kit to go wit? Secondly, I'm thinking about putting the Toyo Open Country M/T's on it and was wondering if anyone had experience with them.
    You do not need to replace your struts/shocks with a leveling kit. You can get the Ruff Country 2" kit for less than $100 shipped to your door. All the leveling kits do the same thing but you will see some cost way more than others. I went the ReadyLift route and I was very pleased, but if I had to do it again I woul have saved the money and just got the Ruff Country. Just my $0.02

    Toyo M/T's are great everyday mud tires. I keep bouncing back and fourth between Trail Grapps and Toyo MT and both are really good. I noticed the Toyo's on my truck hopped a bit more than the Trail Grapps do. I am on my 2nd set of Trail Grapps and had 1 set of Toyo's.

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    Or you could skip the leveling kit and go right to the lift. That's where so many of us end up anyways. lol. Agree with Ajarman, Ready lift makes a good kit, however there's really nothing to them. There all pretty much the same. Good luck to you.
    2008 Silverado LT 5.3, Rancho 4", 18x9 XD Addicts, 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grappler m/t's, Westin brush guard, Go Rino steps, Truxedo lo pro cover, magnaflow, tow mirrors.

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    Not all level kits are created equal!! I went with a performance upgrade when I installed my level kit. I went with the King Shock upgrade. With that came an adjustable coilover with a remote resevoir. It was just as expensive as any other 4" or 6" kit would have cost.





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