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    Default And yet another leveling kit question

    Considering i drive a base model single cab pickup the rake on my truck just looks flat out dumb IMO. i have been researching lift and leveling kits for some time now but was still a little unsure about this. Is it required that you put new shocks on as well or will oem work? I may just do shocks anyways so what are some decent shocks to use? I do minimal off road but do haul from time to time (all light things tho)
    Dan
    '08 Silverado LT Z71
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    K&N Cold Air Intake
    4L60E Trans with G80 Locker Rearend
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    I have heard you can use the OEM shocks most kits come with a shock extension for the factory shocks for after market shocks bilsteins are pretty good.

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    You can use torsion keys in the front for up to 3" of lift without replacing the shocks, I ran mine for 2 years that way. Also had 3" block in place of the 2" factory block in the rear to level it out.
    Adam


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    Excellent thanks for the info guys. And one more question. Anybody used the Rough Country shocks? Im a little skeptical of using them have heard about some bad quality coming from there parts....not the shocks in particular but it seems everything they offer is priced way way cheaper than other companies. And you know the old saying "If it sounds to good to be true, It probably is"

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWheelWonder View Post
    Excellent thanks for the info guys. And one more question. Anybody used the Rough Country shocks? Im a little skeptical of using them have heard about some bad quality coming from there parts....not the shocks in particular but it seems everything they offer is priced way way cheaper than other companies. And you know the old saying "If it sounds to good to be true, It probably is"
    Ive heard shaddy things about RC but you can always keep your OEM shocks and just get the 2" CCM spacers for your front, I had a set from Skyjacker for 3years
    on my 08.
    "Don"

    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500 X-cab Z71
    Vortec 5.3L V8 4x4
    K&N Cold Air Intake
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    Tinted windows 30% F - 5% B/sides

    Further upgrades to come...

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    I have the Rough Country Leveling Kit in my truck. I had have had it for a while now and I love it. Just my opinion....it depends on who you talk to. I have heard others speaking poorly of the quality, performance, customer service, etc... I have not had a negative experience in any of those areas. Now that I vouched for the company my wheels will probably fall off!!! LOL!
    Jay

    2003 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab Z71
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit and Stabilizer
    285/65R18 BFG TA KO on Black Rhino Rockwell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I have the Rough Country Leveling Kit in my truck. I had have had it for a while now and I love it. Just my opinion....it depends on who you talk to. I have heard others speaking poorly of the quality, performance, customer service, etc... I have not had a negative experience in any of those areas. Now that I vouched for the company my wheels will probably fall off!!! LOL!
    LOL!!
    Did you use just the keys? Or did you buy the full kit with Keys, Blocks, Shocks, Ubolts, etc.

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