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    Hey guys, new here. I own a '99 Sierra (see attached) and was easily able to adjust the front ride height when I installed my 285-75-16 BFG's with the torsion bar suspension. My buddy just bought an '07 Silverado and wanted me to raise his front end a bit to level the truck out. I crawled under and low and behold, no torsion bar suspension. When did they change back to coil spring front suspension and why? What can I do to raise the front end on his truck? Coil spring spacers? Just wondering what my best course of action is to help him out. Thanks. very cool site, BTW.

    Jeff


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    The other big change is the move to rack and pinion steering which adds complexity to a lift. See a great video covering lifting the 07's at: superlift.com
    Check out the superlift site. It looks like you can get a 1.25" front lift kit pretty cheaply, but the higher you go the bigger the hit on your wallet.
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    Thanks for the link to the superlift site. Very nice stuff. I think all he really wanted to do was level the truck - sits with a good bit of rake from the factory. My torsion bar front suspension was a cinch to raise slightly - took me a total of 2 minutes. I think his truck will sit the way it is ... I don't have time to put a lift kit in for him.

    Jeff

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    if all he wants to do is level the truck out there is another solution. the 07 sit high as **** anyway so i would just get the 2 inch drop shackle for the back, takes about 30 min to install i got mine for my 04 for 40 bucks. it will just bring the back down and make the truck sit level, like i said the 07 sit really high anyway it should do the trick he wants until he can spring for a nice lift kit, then he can always sell the shackles to someone else.

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    I leveled my truck with the Rough Country Leveling Kit; it lifted the front of my truck about 2 inches, and now it sits perfectly leveled (and looks WAY better than stock!)

    The cost of the kit was about 70 bucks, and it was fairly easy to install (about 2 hours).

    Here's a pic of it before:



    ...and after:


    2007 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 4x4 Reg. cab, 5.3L FlexFuel, 4.10 gears
    MODS: GM Bedliner, GM Bed Extender, GM Tubular Side Steps, Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit...more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedicarus View Post
    I leveled my truck with the Rough Country Leveling Kit; it lifted the front of my truck about 2 inches, and now it sits perfectly leveled (and looks WAY better than stock!)

    The cost of the kit was about 70 bucks, and it was fairly easy to install (about 2 hours).
    Your truck looks great! I definitely like it better sitting level. Is this the kit you purchased? rough country Is that your truck in the ad?

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMax View Post
    Your truck looks great! I definitely like it better sitting level. Is this the kit you purchased? rough country Is that your truck in the ad?

    Jeff
    Thanks Jeff,

    Yep, that's the kit I bought. And no, that's not my truck...
    (I don't like the way that one looks with the wind deflectors)

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 4x4 Reg. cab, 5.3L FlexFuel, 4.10 gears
    MODS: GM Bedliner, GM Bed Extender, GM Tubular Side Steps, Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit...more to come.

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    Ordered the kit form Rough Country for my friend and I'll have here Monday. He checked at a local light truck parts supply house and they wanted $179 for the Rough Country kit ... what? $70 direct from them. He's a computer illiterate and not much of a mechanic, either - So, I ordered it online for him and I'll be installing it for him, too. LOL If I remember, I'll snap some before and after pictures of his '07. Thanks for the info and I think it's exactly what he wanted.

    Jeff

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