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    Sr. Apprentice mainec's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Default Scheduled Repairs

    Ok guys, I have an 08 Z71. It has about 45k miles. Install a 6" suspension lift back in October. I was wondering if you guys could give me some things to "be on the lookout for". Please if you give me something be sure to mention what the symptoms would be. I am not a mechanic, took the help of a buddy who sorta is just to install the lift.

    Mostly worried about things I have heard horror stories about like bearings, brakes etc.

    Charles :sign0011:

    2008 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    6" Pro Comp Suspension Lift
    20" Pro Comp Alloys
    35" Pro Comp Extreme A/T
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual Exhaust
    Smitty Built Nerf Bars
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    Master Mechanic Silverado Junkie's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Lead Hill, Arkansas


    When you put a lift on, you probably installed larger wheels and tires. Lifts dont dont put much extra stress on your vehicle, except for the CV shafts and CV joints because of the steeper angles they are at now. But larger wheels and tires are much bigger and heavier than stock, so they put aditional stress on your wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods, etc. I would just crawl under your truck periodically and check to see if anything is loose, broke, or looks weird.
    1995 Silverado,Z71, 3-inch lift,2-inch leveling kit, SkyJacker Suspension, short ram-air intake, throttle body spacer, MSD ignition coil, straight pipes

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    Your brakes might be a small issue but it would be that your using more brake to stop on the bigger tires so they would wear a little faster but not much faster. Best thing is to spend some time checking it out from time to time.

    1987 Chevy Suburban
    5.7 350 with Edelbrock Cam and Intake
    32x11.5x15 tires
    True Dual Series 40 Flowmaster exhaust
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