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Thread: Lift but Stock Ride
09-14-2011, 03:47 PM #1
Lift but Stock Ride
I have had a truck for a number of years but have always had older cars that I like to hot rod out. So needless to say my expertise in lifting trucks is pretty slim to none. This may sound like a dumb question to some but bare with me because I have no experience with lifts. Is it possible to lift my 2008 Silverado about an inch or 2 but still have the stock ride? I know that I will need to change suspension but I want to keep that smoothness, there is that old wise tale that if you lift than you will get a horrible ride and a lot o noise. I just want ot lift my truck to about the height of 4x4 trucks as mine is only 2x4. I also wonder if I was to level the front with the back with a leveling kit if that would indeed make me happy or not. I have seen leveled trucks and I like the way they look, but what are the pros and cons of it all and what is my best bet? I appreciate your helpDave V. -- Riverside, California
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09-14-2011, 04:41 PM #2
If you want the leveled out look and a great ride go with the 5100's. The ride might even be better than stock. From what I have heard all NNBS have the same ride height, just some come with smaller tires IE 245/70R17 rather than 265/65R18.
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09-14-2011, 04:51 PM #3
I would start with the Bilstein adjustable/leveling front shock to level the truck and the rear non-adjustable Bilstein shock.:cool:
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09-14-2011, 05:42 PM #4
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09-14-2011, 06:36 PM #5
I only have 35k miles, do you think its too early though to get new shocks. What about the level spacers things?
09-14-2011, 06:54 PM #6
I have a 6" lift on my truck and just replaced the shocks with Bilsteins in the hope of improving ride quality. Allow me to say they were worth every dollar I paid for them. The ride difference was THAT noticeable...
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