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08-25-2011, 09:57 PM #1
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I have a 2011 Silverado extended cab Z71 and have a question regarding suspension - is the Z71 equipped truck slightly higher than a regular, non Z71 4X4 Silverado when both are stock?
I ask because I'm planning on lifting my truck 2 or 3 inches, and looking at other trucks on the road it seems like the regular 4X4 Silverados are a bit lower...maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me...
Also, am I correct in assuming there are existing 2 inch blocks in my rear suspension and if I use 3 inch blocks I'm only going to get 1 additional inch of lift in the rear?
Last edited by Fenian; 08-25-2011 at 09:59 PM.
08-25-2011, 10:04 PM #2
Not sure about the ride hight but I do know the shocks are better and bigger on Z71 equipped trucks. Your rear blocks are 1.25" stock.
Here is a little more info on the Z71 shocks...
Below is from Chevy's Web Site......(Silverado's) and it shows the following on what shocks come with the Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package and a Non Z71 4WD,
........The Z71 Offroad Suspension Package comes with 46mm High-Pressure Gas-Charged Shocks.
........The Non-Z71 comes with..........................................44mm Piston Mono-tube Shocks.
Last edited by ajarman; 08-26-2011 at 06:19 AM.
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08-26-2011, 10:31 AM #3
08-26-2011, 12:26 PM #4
X 3 what Alston said.:cool:
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
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08-26-2011, 11:44 PM #5
If your only goin for 2-3 inches doit wit suspension not blocks.09 Silverado 5.3 LT Crewcab Z71, Rhino Line, Rough Country leveling kit
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