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Thread: Lift/leveling kit?
06-03-2009, 09:46 PM #1
I have a NBS 07 Silverado Ext Cab Z85. I am looking to raise the truck up a little bit, but nothing crazy. I want something that wont look funny with stock rims and my 265 70R 17's. I dont know much about suspension work and I know nothing about leveling kits or what they do. What do you guys think would be a good route for me to go? anyone have pictures of this setup?
06-04-2009, 10:45 AM #2
Leveling kits are cheap, easy, and work good. I have a 6" suspension kit in my truck while running 35's. I love it but sounds like for your situation a leveling kit would be the best. They are basically just spacers that sit on top of the coil springs. Hope this helps.Mike - OREGON
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06-04-2009, 12:36 PM #3
your best way to go is with a leveling kit ill have a 2.5" on my truck hopefully next week if the shipment goes in and ill post up picks for you
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06-04-2009, 05:57 PM #4
Here is a pic of mine with a 2.5" kit. I do have after market rims and bigger tires but I did run the stock rims and tires for almost a year with the kit and I think it looked fine. I did not have anyone notice the kit except for guys that had newer gm trucks and were aware of the nose down look on the 2000 and up trucks.The diference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.
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06-04-2009, 08:15 PM #5
Right now the only brand I carry is ReadyLift for $229 if you are interested. I plan on putting one on mine in the next few weeks, these trucks definitely need them! I removed the air dam(not worried about mpg's!) and it made the truck look better already.1973 Chevy Nova Drag Car 10.34 @ 128-Still not fast enough!
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06-04-2009, 08:26 PM #6
I hate the nose down look of all the newer trucks. I think they look alot better with a lift kit or at least a leveling kit. Any truck really but especially the newer trucks.
06-04-2009, 10:45 PM #7
Thanks for the advice guys. Sounds like a leveling kit is what I need. I'll post pics when I do it.
06-04-2009, 11:57 PM #8
definitely a leveling kit. look at the the rancho quicklift or superlift "readylift?" i think it is called. or bilstein makes one similar as wellPETE
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06-05-2009, 01:07 AM #9
rc leveling kit ran me 80 bucks... cant beat that!2008 NBS Silverado Z85
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