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    hello, i am the new owner of a 2003 chevy 1500 silverado with a 5.3l v8. i live in florida, I am a landscaper. i am also looking to put a leveling kit on my truck and any tips would be appreciated.

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    Welcome to the club. Is your truck 2wd or 4x4?
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    my truck is a 2wd, and i was also wondering if a 2in coil spacer would be good or if it would be better to just get a bigger coil, and where could i get a bigger coil?
    2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab, 5.3 v8

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    You can't just add a bigger/taller coil because theres not enough adjustment in the upper control arms to realign the front end. Thats why most 2wd lift companies have longer upper control arms in the kits when lifting higher than 2". I think the 2" coil spacers should be fine unless you want to go taller, then you need a lift "kit".

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    thanks for the help, I dont think Ill go taller becuase its 2wd and i just want the leveled stance

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    You'll be fine with the 2" level kit, won't ruin your trucks ride either. You may want to get some new shocks like Bilstiens also. Good luck with your new truck.

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    QWelcome to the club Vallez. You're in good hands with STB
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    Welcome to the club, do we direct all landscaping question to you?

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    thanks for the warm welcome, ill answer any landscaping questions you got lol

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