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Thread: Z71 question

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    Hi everyone.

    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?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Fenian; 08-25-2011 at 09:59 PM.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    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.

    What he said. With the GMT-900's, they all sit the same height (2wd/4wd it doesn't matter).

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    X 3 what Alston said.
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    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
    87 samurai........:jap: haha

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