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03-22-2011, 12:31 AM #1
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New and looking for suggestions
Hey guys, new to the forum but seems like there's a lot of knowledge and helpful opinions on here. I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado Z71 5.3L crew cab with all stock suspension and 265/70/R17 tires and stock 17" rims. I want to level out the truck and was looking for some suggestions. I guess my first choice might be to go with the 2" leveling kit, to be safe, just because it seems like that's the main sized spacer most aftermarket suspension companies make but I worry it wont bring it up enough. With my finances being limited, gonna have to roll with the 31" tires but will probably be looking at 33's on the stock rim. Any suggestions and side view, eye level pictures would be greatly appreciated. Look forward to exchanging photos and experiences. Thanks guys
03-22-2011, 01:40 AM #2
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I was also wondering if anyone has done 3.5" spacers in front with 1.5" blocks in the back. have looked all over the forums and haven't seen any mention of it. Thanks again.
03-22-2011, 04:57 AM #3
this is my truck with rough country's 2inch spacer and im still running 265/70r17 til they wear out
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03-22-2011, 07:18 AM #4
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03-22-2011, 09:51 AM #5
Welcome to the club! Several people on here have the Readylift 2.25" level kit and seem to be happy with it. I have a 2.5 in. ''offbrand" kit on mine, but I haven't had any problems going on 3 years now. It's basically the same design as the RL. Also, your truck should have a stock 1.25" rear block, and RL makes 2" and 3" replacement blocks that will give you a little more lift. I've got the 3" rear blocks, but I don't have any recent pics of my truck (sorry). You can look in my album, I do have a side view of the truck with just the level kit. You should check out another user on here named Ajarman. I believe he is running the RL 2.25" level kit, 2" rear blocks, and slightly larger than 33's. He has a thread with several pics of his truck that may give you a good idea, and if you shoot him a message I'm sure he'd be more than willing to give you some insight.
Here's the link to Ajarman's truck. The pics near the end of the thread are the ones you'll want to see.
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03-22-2011, 12:22 PM #6
Welcome to the club. ReadyLift spacer kit or the Bilsteins adjustable front shock/strut are both very good kits.
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If you go any higher than the 2.5" kits the upper control arms will rub the front shock/strut. If you go to ReadyLifts website you can see there 4" kit that has a redesigned upper control arm so you won't have a rubbing issue. Skyjacker has a 3" kit but its a suspension lift, easy to install.
03-22-2011, 12:41 PM #7
03-22-2011, 02:30 PM #8
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Thanks for the replies fellas, and so fast! There are so many different mods people have shown on this site and it's awesome. Hard to choose what will be right for me. troutbug, I went to ajarman's thread and it was full of info, very helpful especially since his truck is a lot like mine as far as color and it being 4 door. Thanks. Something is wrong with the pictures at the end of the thread though. It said they had been deleted so I sent a reply on that thread asking for a link or something to see see them. Hopefully I can see them soon. Look forward to making my mods and posting pictures to see what you guys think. Thanks again.
03-22-2011, 02:38 PM #9
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03-22-2011, 05:45 PM #10
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