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    Default 2007 Crew cab 2wd, Lift and shock question?

    Hey guys.. thought it would be a good idea to join a forum so I can find answers to my many questions! I have a 2007 Silverado 1500 crew cab 2wd new body style and I would like to lift it 4.5 inches. The question is how high can I go before I would need new shocks? Many lift kits come with the choice to have shocks included or not at all. Any input would be helpful, thank you!
    Last edited by murdog94; 09-27-2010 at 03:12 PM.

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    First, welcome to the GMTC. Now, I would say anything over a 2.5" leveling kit and you are going to want the extended shocks. And I'm sure some will tell you even with just the leveling kit it's a good idea to swap out the stock shocks.
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    Welcome to the club!

    I'm running truck on stock suspension, so I can't really give you any good advice on the lift, but there are a lot of people here who can.

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    Thank you very much! I was leaning more towards getting the shocks just to be safe anyways..

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    Welcome!!! I have some experience with this, as I did a ton of research prior to me recently installing my kit, and found that you will probably either need to replace your shocks or find a kit that uses shock extension mounts. However, most recommend replacing the shocks. That said, this is about the only experience I have with suspension items, so I would not put too much weight on my statement.....definitely see what others have to say.

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    You really need longer shocks or shock extensions with just a leveling kit so with a 4" lift you definetly need longer shocks. The reason most lift companies make the shocks a option is that some people what to run a differant type shock or a dual shock set up. Which lift kits have you looked at?

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