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    Default Lift and Bigger Tires

    Does anyone know what to recommend on lifting a 2010 2wd Silverado for bigger tires without spending big bucks? I do want a higher ride but nothing drastic just enough to climb into it?

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    well it depends on how high and what size tires you want... if you don't want to jump in, id suggest just a leveling kit with 33s. The leveling kit will raise your front end about 2-2.5 inches, and the tires another 2 or 3 so overall its about a 5-6 inches higher. so it'll put a beefy stance on it. if you search leveling kit you should be able to find some pics of other members with leveling kits. if its not high enough maybe a 3 inch body lift or 4 inch suspension, its up to you there are a lot of options. but price wise... leveling kit would be the most bang for your buck in my opinion. but a 3 inch body lift is usually cheap and easy to install.
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    X2 on what chucknorris said.I have Bilstein 2" levelling shocks on the front and replaced my 1" stock block with a 2" READYLIFT block kit in the rear on my truck.I plan on putting 33" rubber on next spring.When all is said and done i will have raised the front of my truck by 4" and the rear by 3" which by the sounds of your post may be what your looking for.
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    I can get you a Rough Country leveling kit for $62 plus shipping. if that is something you interested in please let me know. I can explain to you how to instal it, i even have a video its very simple. and some pics too

    ---------- Post added at 07:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 PM ----------

    it will lift the front end to match the rear height... gives you about 2" of lift

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    Jr. Mechanic GrizzlyTN's Avatar
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    chucknorris said it right, I got a Rough Country 3" lift with Nitto Mud 33's and it's about 6 inches total. I'm 5ft11 and have to swing in using the steering wheel but it looks beefy with a wide stance.

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    Thank you. I was out checking on custom truck shops in the area and I had some price quotes for this leveling kit. It went from $450 to $750 installed total. Do you think the higher priced one was ridiculous? I did. But then the lower priced shop told me that I needed to have the truck aligned after they installed the kit. Is that unusual as well? This is with the new tires and wheels. Does it make a diffrence? Thanks!

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    we too are our 2WD 2010 new owners-----------I kinda like the height we ggot as stock, as we have a Z85 Suspendion package on ours. It is the same height as 4WD Z71's, but whatever you do to yours, I am sure you will like it higher.

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    well i think that 750 is very over priced for the instal. instal time is 1 hour on my kit. even at a shop an hour is about $90. the kit costs about $62 from me. then about 70-150 for a front end alignment depending on where you go.... at most id say ashop can charge you 2 hours but thats still over kill...

    or you can instal it your self. i have detailed instruction, and a video showing exactly what to do. all you need is a jack (and stand for safty) and a basic set of tools

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    I have a 7" lift with 35" tires and I pretty much have to get a running start to get up into it
    But since you don't want something that tall I would definitely go with with around a 3"-4" suspension lift with 33" tires. Don't even waste your time with body lifts because they look horrible if its over an inch or two.
    From experience I would definitely spend the extra money on nicer suspension and tires because in the end it is completely worth it to spend the extra cash.

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