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    Default 08 Silverado front rake ?

    Does anyone know why the NBS silverados were designed with the front end lower than the rear "RAke"

    These trucks looks so much more stylish when leveled. Not to mention that i can't even get under mine with a creeper to change the oil without jacking.


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    08 Silverado Ext Cab Z71, 4X4,5.3 liter w/ems, G80, 5:73 gears,Auto,17 in wheels

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    The rake is due to spring load rates in the rear of the truck. Trucks are designed to haul loads so the manufacturers make the rear springs stiff, when the truck is loaded it sits closer to level and has no tire rubbing issues.
    Why not lift the front end to match?
    The majority of consumers of modern trucks use them more for everyday transportation than they due for load hauling, and they want an easier and lower entrance and exit to the cab. Secondly if the front were lifted in the air with all the weight on the rear it would make for some dangerous steering conditions.

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    Default Level IT

    I leveled my 2007 1500 NBS
    2 inch in the front and 1 inch in the back

    I love the look of it.
    It does handle a bit different -more stiff
    I pull a 24 foot camper every summer and it has not effected the pull at all


    I do not like the factory rake look at all, put a level kit in it and suddenly it looks like a 4x4 truck a little bit more
    2007 1500 Silverado LT
    2 inch lift front
    1 inch lift in rear
    Bushwacker Fender Flares

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    The rake is due to spring load rates in the rear of the truck. Trucks are designed to haul loads so the manufacturers make the rear springs stiff, when the truck is loaded it sits closer to level and has no tire rubbing issues.
    Why not lift the front end to match?
    The majority of consumers of modern trucks use them more for everyday transportation than they due for load hauling, and they want an easier and lower entrance and exit to the cab. Secondly if the front were lifted in the air with all the weight on the rear it would make for some dangerous steering conditions.
    I agree . This hits the nail right on.
    Ryan

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