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Thread: Can you do it?

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    I was wonderin if you can get a 3" leveling kit and a 3" body lift so you would pretty much just have a 6" lift?
    2000 Chevrolet silverado Z71
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    yes yes yes. i have a leveling kit and plan to add a 1.5" BL to make my truck sit higher
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    goood. Cause i cant afford a 6" lift. Do you think i should go with bigger shocks?
    2000 Chevrolet silverado Z71
    Straight Y pipe w/ 4" tips
    Rough Country full leveling kit
    Km2's
    16x8 XD Hoss
    Golight
    4 KC Slimlites
    Manik brushguard
    2 JL Audio 10" w3's w/ 600 watt amp
    Rhino Bed Liner

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    I think your truck will look great after you do this! Keep us informed on how its going.
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakeoz71 View Post
    goood. Cause i cant afford a 6" lift. Do you think i should go with bigger shocks?
    If you just do a leveling kit (3") you won't need shocks, the body lift doesn't involve the suspension at all.
    Adam


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    I have a 3" body lift with a 3" leveling kit on my truck running 35" tires . you will need new shocks for the leveling kit as it raises the front suspension .
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    yea you can do it, but the rear is still gonna only be at 3". You could always add a 1" or 2" block in the back tho under your leaf springs. And yes, I would highly recommend new shocks in the front
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    If you plan on using your truck for hauling and towing a lot of miles I would stick with a leveling kit and 33" tires, anything bigger is going to make it worse for towing and hauling and probably cause problems as the miles rack up, plus you will have issues getting warranty work if you need it on the drivetrain.


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    I say again, with a 3" leveling kit on a 1500, you don't need shocks.
    Adam


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    You dont "need" new shocks but i would recomend them as you WILL be raising the front suspension three inches therfore decreasing your upper shock travel by three inches . Its better to have longer shocks than to take the chance of limiting out the upper shock travel on stock shocks
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