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    Default Intro from England

    Hey all,
    Just signed up and I'm looking for some information on some upgrades to my '03 Sivlerado. I have a Ext Cab 1500, 4X2. I would like to upgrade my suspension, rims and tires. I don't want to lift my truck, I just want a better ride both on the road and on the trail. Currently i'm looking at Edelbrock shocks, a Hyper Flex Bushing kit, 17-18" rims with new tires. I'v been having problems tying to find new tires that will support my truck. I'm thinking I might have to do a body lift or level my front end out. Any info would be great. Thanks

    Ryan

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    Welcome to the site! where in England are you?
    Adam


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    Welcome to the site, Ryan! Do you do a lot of "trail riding"? If so, it would probably make a difference on what type of tire you end up with.


    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
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    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    I live in Mildenhall. About 2 hours north of London.

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    I spend most of time on paved road, but I might be moving to Texas in the near future and in that case I would be on dirt roads alot for hunting/ fishing.

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    Default Leveling Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by adampaul1964 View Post
    Welcome to the site! where in England are you?
    I'm looking at leveling kits, but don't really know how it works or which one to get. If I get a 2" front leveling kit will that level out my '03 1500 ext cab?

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    Leveling kits on 2WD trucks are basically just a coil spring spacer, so whatever size you get that's how much the front end will raise. Based on what I've seen I think 2" should be enough to level it. Reason I asked where you are located is because I was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. back in 1980 and have lived here ever since,born and raised in the Leeds, West Yorkshire area and still a British subject although probably not for much longer as I'm going to pursue U.S. Citizenship. Always good to hear from the homeland though, especially Chevy truck owners!
    Adam


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    Welcome from detroit!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    Black
    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    welcome from caliifornia.

    from my experiences, all leveling kits claim diffnt heights but they all end up giving u the same amount of lift. i got a pro comp leveling kit on my 4x2 silverado and i was very pleased with it. i think they said it was a 2 and a half inch lift
    ____Zybe the Zebra
    '07 NBS Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT1, 2wd, 4.8L
    :fighting0040:<--- (this is cool!!!)
    Custom 3in exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
    18in American Racing atx series thug's with 33 inch BFG A/T's
    N-Fab Nerf steps
    Blacked out rear wheel wells
    Rugged Liner bed liner <came with the truck>
    Pro Comp Leveling kit
    LED Glow 7 color underglow and interior glow kits

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    Welcome to the site!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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