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    Default Lift Kit suggestions?

    I want a 3 inch suspension kit, because I'm not a fan of body lifts, so I want a 3 inch suspension lift. I was wondering what you guys recommend? I have a 1998 K1500 Z71 4WD. Should I do torsion keys, seeing as I already need to replace my adjuster bolts. Just wondering. Let me know what you think!! I have pics in my picture album or you can just look at the one in my sig.
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    superlift has a 2.5 inch kit then jumps to a 4". Rancho also makes a 4" kit and is good.
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    x2 on the Rancho. I recently installed myself (easier than I thought it would be and I am NOT a mechanic) and am very happy with it so far. After a ton of research and debating over which kit to get finally decided on the Rancho...I did a quick write up as to the reasons...click the link if you want to check out my thoughts in more detail.

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    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
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    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    i got a super lift on my truck and i am happy with it it rides smooth but the tires make it ride a little rough but i would go with a super lift

    and can yall tell me how to start a thread so i can post pics of my ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCredneck View Post
    i got a super lift on my truck and i am happy with it it rides smooth but the tires make it ride a little rough but i would go with a super lift

    and can yall tell me how to start a thread so i can post pics of my ride
    Start here: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...-and-Signature

    And the go to the "Member Introductions" and click "New Thread"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    x2 on the Rancho. I recently installed myself (easier than I thought it would be and I am NOT a mechanic) and am very happy with it so far. After a ton of research and debating over which kit to get finally decided on the Rancho...I did a quick write up as to the reasons...click the link if you want to check out my thoughts in more detail.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...-2008-Z71-1500
    hey I saw on the link your kit only cost $1100! Where did you buy it?!

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    It was on sale through Amazon (not sure who they procured it from) and then Rancho had a $500 rebate.

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    Yeah thats a good deal. I like how they are easier to install because that saves money as well. I found a rough country 6'' lift for $1300 but don't know much about them.

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    Yes, it was a really good deal because it also came with the adjustable Rancho shocks. I just went to their website to see if there were running any more promos but they are not. The rebate promo I took advantage of ended Aug 31st, so I thought they might have come up with a new one by now.

    When researching, Rough Country had a lot of good reviews and for the most part, I really could not find that anyone had consistent or similar negative issues. If I remember correctly, NFab seemed to get some of the best reviews and someone else was even better (can't remember now) but that kit was way out of my budget, so I moved on quickly.
    Last edited by mfleetwood; 10-11-2010 at 02:02 PM.

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    Ha yeah budget has a LOT to do with my choices. I want good performance but at the same time it has to be reasonable. Maybe if I wait more towards christmas they will come out with new offers but I've never been big on waiting!

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