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    Default leveling a 2009 Z71 crew cab

    Need help/info from anyone who has lifted the front of their 2009 Z71 crew cab. What kit/parts did you use, how much lift did you gain, are you satisfied with the ride and handeling, how difficult to install, etc.??? Any info would be helpfull.

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    Some people on here have gotten the rough country 1.5-2" kit and like it. It is also on 70 bucks or so
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    i got a 1.5" leveling kit from super lift on my truck it took gm about 2 hours for them to do i got 305/50/R20 the tires just got in natinola 4wd im going to get them on in about a week i know with nationla they run a 305/55/r20 with a 2.5" lift


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    I would go with the rough country 2 inch level. Very affordable and very good results, gains you room for bigger tires, keeps the factory ride comfort, and with an experienced installer can go on in a little over an hour.

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    Yes everyone seems to like the rough country kits. I'm looking into getting one myself.
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    would these kits also work for a z71 2wd, same year as OPs

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    i am looking at the Rough Country http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...-kit-1500.html I was told with putting a canopy on the truck I would need the blocks. It was explained that the back would sag lower the thrn front with a canopy?

    Any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 09sliverado View Post
    would these kits also work for a z71 2wd, same year as OPs
    Yes you could also get these leveling kits for the 2wd trucks but make sure that you just find a kit specified for the 2wd model you have. Many of the major lift companies also make leveling kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1S1K View Post
    i am looking at the Rough Country http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...-kit-1500.html I was told with putting a canopy on the truck I would need the blocks. It was explained that the back would sag lower the thrn front with a canopy?

    Any thoughts on this?
    I would agree because when you have a canopy on its alot of weight and its going to make your back sag down a little. I guess its up to you but if you have a canopy then i'd just measure the front and figure out how much to lift the front so its equal to the back. The reason someone probably said that is because you dont want to get a 2 inch leveling kit, get a canopy and then be driving with the front higher then the back because the truck was already level without the weight in the back.
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