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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Portland, Oregon, United States

    Question Help- Lifting 2002 suburban

    Hey all,
    I'm new to the club. I have a 2002 Suburban and want to put a lift on it. Im thinking maybe 2 inches in the front and 1 in the back, or 1 inch in the front and none in the back. What kind of parts should I be looking for to do this and what should I know about this procedure? (Side effects, pros, cons, etc.)

    Thanks everyone!

  2. #2


    Welcome to the club. You can raise the front of your burban a few ways. One way is to crank up the torsion bars. The pro for this is the cost. None. Other than an alignment. Another way is to install torsion bar lift keys. This will give you around 2"'s. For $100 - 150 plus alignment. Or there is a spring spacer that could be installed between the coil spring and the chasis.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Portland, Oregon, United States


    Thanks! Will this effect my MPG or horsepower or anything?

  4. #4


    It will not effect your HP in anyway. But, adding larger tires will effect your MPG and generally cause you to wear out front end components faster (ball joints, pitman + idler arms..etc)

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

  5. #5


    See this thread and scroll down, this guy did exactly what you are looking to do...
    -2001 Suburban 2500 LT 8.1
    -2000 Silverado 1500 LT Z71

    Gone but not forgotten:
    -2007 TrailBlazer SS
    -2004 Cadillac CTS-V
    -1998 Silverado 1500 LT Z71
    -1989 Pontiac Formula WS6

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