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    im 16 with the truck fever and im geting a 99 silverado z71 extended cab, any ideas on what to do to it?

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    welcome to the club
    2008 TAHOE LT, volant powercore, superchips programmer

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    Welcome to the club. Take a look at my photo album for some ideas.

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    Thanks yall, whats some good ways to lift a truck cheap, would a body lift, and new shocks help?

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    Welcome to the club.. Depends what you want to use it for ... Muddin.. haulin... towin.. just crusin...
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    Welcome to the G M T C !


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    Welcome to the Club!!!

    Usually a body lift costs less, but as mentioned above, what are your plans with your truck?


    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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    Welcome to the club! Like others have said, giving us a better idea of what you want to do with your truck will be helpful when it comes to suggestions. As mentioned, body lifts are certainly cheaper than suspension lifts but there is debate regarding the aesthetics of the end product. Leveling kits are a good way to go but I wouldn't necessarily classify it as a lift. In case you're unfamiliar with them, leveling kits are spacers that lift the front end of your truck up to about 2.5" which levels it out with rear (thus eliminating the factory 'rake' of the front end). It should allow you to install larger tires which will also make your truck look a little taller and more aggressive. It's a good, cheap compromise to a lift kit especially if you don't need the extra ground clearance provided by a full suspension lift.

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