GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Lifting a nnbs

  1. #1

    Default Lifting a nnbs

    Well I have a question about lifting my 09 silverado. I was looking at kits online mainly the BDS and Im trying to figure out if all lift kits for the nnbs require cutting or welding on the truck. I just not sure if I'm comfortable with chopping frame pieces off of my brand new truck. also if you do have to cut stuff off is it a lot will it weaken my truck. I want to buy a lift like this week but i'm nervous.

  2. #2
    Legend

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    3,356

    Default

    it depends on how radical you want to go? But if you are sticking with a 3-6" lift you shouldnt have to. You could just get the leveling kits that will give you a couple as well. There are alot of guys on here with 07+ Silverados that are lifted so they should be able to chime in.
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
    285/75/16
    ___________________________
    Jason

  3. #3

    Default

    give us an idea of how big a lift you are try to achieve. vncj96 is right, you may be able to get off easy with just a leveling kit. I have a 2009 Silverado as well and have ordered 2" leveling kit for my front end.
    2009 Chevrolet Silverado LT1 Crew Cab
    5.3 Liter 315 HP W/385 fpt
    6 speed automatic Transmission with Eshift
    Locking differential
    Dual Exhaust one in two out 2 1/4 inch pipes with 3 1/2 Chrome tips. "50 series Flow Master Muffler. Sounds awesome!
    20" wheels and Chrome Package
    15 % limo tint all the way around.
    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

  4. #4

    Default

    Im not going to crazy probably just a 6 inch because I want to use 35's and have them stick out a little bit so I could throw some bushwacker flares on it and ahve it actually look good. The BDS sight says you need a sawzall to complete the install of their kit so I can only imagine that that means cutting. Also another question if I do cut the frame will that void my warranty because if not then I really don't care about cutting it that much

  5. #5

    Default

    I have the BDS 6 inch lift. You do have to cut a cross member; however, the kit comes with a new cross member. I have had no problems with mine and love it!

    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

  6. #6

    Cool Lifting a nnbs

    Every lift kit that we installed that required cutting or removing a bracket would supply a new bracket or brace to weld or bolt-in depending on year and make of truck. We never had a problem with BDS, Rancho or Skyjacker with fit or design. We had tried other kits be these were the ones that gave us no issues. Also what ever brand you chose upgrade to there BEST shock, youll be glad you did. As far as warranty between the lift kit and larger tires it wil void your drive train warranty. Your owners manual mentions that some aftermarket parts MAY void your warranty, these mods will. It will not void the entire truck warranty such as a/c power windows etc,etc.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by silveradotrailblazer View Post
    Every lift kit that we installed that required cutting or removing a bracket would supply a new bracket or brace to weld or bolt-in depending on year and make of truck. We never had a problem with BDS, Rancho or Skyjacker with fit or design. We had tried other kits be these were the ones that gave us no issues. Also what ever brand you chose upgrade to there BEST shock, youll be glad you did. As far as warranty between the lift kit and larger tires it wil void your drive train warranty. Your owners manual mentions that some aftermarket parts MAY void your warranty, these mods will. It will not void the entire truck warranty such as a/c power windows etc,etc.
    Well i'm thinking maybe going with a body lift then instead of a suspension lift so that I dont void the warranty yet and then in the future when the truck is a little older going with the suspension lift. anybody know what size tire i could run with the body lift and level and if the body lift will void the warranty. I see you're in Andalusia I'm right up the road at fort rucker do you have a shop or something like that because i was also looking for somewhere to get the work done on my truck

  8. #8
    Legend

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    3,356

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Truckenstein View Post
    Well i'm thinking maybe going with a body lift then instead of a suspension lift so that I dont void the warranty yet and then in the future when the truck is a little older going with the suspension lift. anybody know what size tire i could run with the body lift and level and if the body lift will void the warranty. I see you're in Andalusia I'm right up the road at fort rucker do you have a shop or something like that because i was also looking for somewhere to get the work done on my truck
    Adding a body lift to clear 35's is not the way to go IMO. You dont get a lot of room for some parts and for electrical and could run into problems with stretching and chaffing the electrical. Just go with a leveling kit, you can still get 33's on with a leveling kit. Or talk to the dealership, they sell new vehicles with lifts and warranties. If you can get one and hve it installed by someone they recommend then the warranty should still be fine, just get it in writing from the dealership, the manager and service manager.
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
    285/75/16
    ___________________________
    Jason

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Adding a body lift to clear 35's is not the way to go IMO. You dont get a lot of room for some parts and for electrical and could run into problems with stretching and chaffing the electrical. Just go with a leveling kit, you can still get 33's on with a leveling kit. Or talk to the dealership, they sell new vehicles with lifts and warranties. If you can get one and hve it installed by someone they recommend then the warranty should still be fine, just get it in writing from the dealership, the manager and service manager.
    Yeah, you're probably right there I think im just gonna go with the leveling kit with the 33's for now. I want to put some pocket style fender flares on it hopefully it wont look weird with the smaller tires and less lift.

  10. #10

    Cool Lifting a nnbs

    I agree with VNCJ96, go with leveling kit. Most dealers wont mess with you for a leveling kit. No I dont have a shop, but worked at one down in Fl. for 8 years. I was just at Fort Rucker air museum Thanksgivng week, good museum.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. lifting it up
    By muddmonkey in forum Chevy S10 Forum (GMC Sonoma)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-17-2010, 02:24 PM
  2. lifting my gmc
    By dougmc in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-24-2010, 08:26 AM
  3. Lifting a 2wd
    By 93GMCnugget in forum Lifted & Offroad Suspension
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-25-2009, 10:05 AM
  4. Red 08 NNBS
    By plowxman in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-01-2009, 05:37 PM
  5. Lifting
    By L0sts0ul in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-22-2007, 05:41 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •