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    Default Need opinions on leveling kit...

    I have a 2002 GMC Sierra Extended Cab and want to put a full leveling kit on it. I can do everything myself but want some opinions on brands and stuff. I know rough country's full leveling kit, which is shocks, torsion keys, and 3 inch blocks is popular, but i kinda want to keep the z71 suspension unless the rough country shocks are comfortable. Another brand is made by zone offroad..its 2 inch blocks, torsion keys and shock relocators for the front.

    Give me your opinion!

    Thanks,
    Lucas

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    Welcome to the club, Lucas. I like the ReadyLift kit, well made. Alot of the cheaper leveling torsn keys are made in China. The ReadyLift keys are forged, good quality.

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    X2 on ReadyLift. A little more expensive than most leveling kits but you get what you pay for. The Zone Offroad kit is supposed to be good also.
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    My Bilstein levelling shocks are THE answer!
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    First, welcome to the site, second, Bilstein leveling shocks won't work for you, they are for the NNBS trucks.
    Here are some links to info on this site concerning leveling a '99-'07 Classic (GMT800) truck

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...-pros-and-cons

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...eys-My-Results.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...ar-Lift-Blocks.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...p-Leveling-Kit

    Do yourself a favor and read all the posts they should help you make a decision.
    Adam


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    idk what to do because rough countrys leveling kit has 3 inch blocks in the rear and zone offroads has 2 inch blocks in the rear...im debating over an inch. the only difference between the two is one inch and whether i should go with the rough country shocks or stay with the z71 shocks. I need help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas867 View Post
    idk what to do because rough countrys leveling kit has 3 inch blocks in the rear and zone offroads has 2 inch blocks in the rear...im debating over an inch. the only difference between the two is one inch and whether i should go with the rough country shocks or stay with the z71 shocks. I need help!
    Do the 3" block to replace the factory block, and you don't need shocks. I don't know from experience but I can't imagine the Rough Country shocks are that great for the money, your factory shocks are better.
    Adam


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    The stock lift block is 2 in. (I believe) so you'll get another inch of lift in the back if you go with the 3 in. block.
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    well rough country only sells their blocks and keys with shocks. Im thinkin im leaning more towards the zone offroad kit, which is 2 inch blocks, torsion keys and front shock relocators.
    Quote Originally Posted by adampaul1964 View Post
    Do the 3" block to replace the factory block, and you don't need shocks. I don't know from experience but I can't imagine the Rough Country shocks are that great for the money, your factory shocks are better.

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    All you need is a set of keys and a set of lift blocks and u-bolts. You can buy them separately you don't need to buy a "kit".
    Adam


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