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    Default Leveling questions

    Hey everyone I have a question about lifting or leveling my truck. I have a 2000 Z71 silverado and the front is alot lower then the back. Now I want to level the front but what I don't want to happen is when I go to tow something have the back go down and the front stay up. It looks stupid. So I guess my question is is there any kind of new shocks or something I can get so that the front stays up when driving and doesn't stay up if I go to tow something ? Does fabtech make anything for my situation ?
    2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L Z71 - 4x4


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    the best suggestion that i would say is put levelin keys in the front and add them air bags in the back they make for when towing heavy loads. just my opinion though.
    I own a 2007 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab (new body style). my truck is Red and has the 4.8, basically stock but i got big plans.

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    Rough Country makes a leveling kit for $189 which i'm going to be buying right away, and i'll be towing a cattle trailer, so if i get it and install it before you decide on purchasing something, so i'll let you know. Air bags would be another good option.
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    Is your truck 2WD, or 4WD?(Coil springs or torsion bars in front)
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    I have a ProComp level kit and pull an 8,000 pound trailer. The trailer doesn't drop the rear so bad that it's a big deal but I am still getting air bags installed.
    Trevor - Huntington Beach, CA
    2007 GMC 2500 4X4

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    Cool leveling questions

    I would use the suspensionmaxx adjustable torsen keys in the front and add the rear airbags fo when you tow if needed.

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    Installed Airlift 1000s in the rear coil springs on my Tahoe. Very affordable. Install was super easy, about 45 minutes. Would take longer if you're putting in a compressor, I just ran a line to my rear bumper. I leave them at 5 psi for normal driving (a little stiffer ride) and I pump them to 35psi when I hitch up my 8k lb TT. The drop is significantly less with them and it doesn't drop when I accel. I'll probably put in a leveling kit shortly when my tires wear out, to put on a little wider shoes for trailering. Hope that helps.
    '05 Tahoe Z71
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    ok so i looked around using google and found an article about using the suspension maxx torsion keys and crankin em to 2.7" and then putting 2" blocks in the rear for a cheap lift.any advice on this?
    heres the article
    http://www.truckinweb.com/tech/suspe...kit/index.html
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    2004 Silverado 4x4
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    Cool leveling questions

    Your pick-up has rear leaf springs and not coil springs so installing rear air bags will take longer than on a Tahoe with coil springs.

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