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02-22-2012, 02:03 PM #21
I am pretty sure it comes as a full kit. Call Rancho, they are really cool guys and will help you out with any questions. Time was an issue for me so I had to pay a shop to do the install, but if you have the time and the tools it would be an awesome learning experience and a good way to save some $$$. When it comes time for you to do the install PM mfleetwood. He did his own install.
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02-22-2012, 02:49 PM #22
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ahmitchell - In case you can't just get the front portion of the kit, at least you will get the blocks and larger u-bolts which you will need anyway if your springs do not come with them or you don't have already.
And yes, regarding the install. It is fairly easy for someone who is mildly experienced with working on vehicles, but as ajarman mentioned, it is very time consuming (like 3 full days for me and I had help). You really only need basic tools but unless you have a commercial grade coil spring compressor, you'll probably have to take to a shop. I tried with a couple of different standard spring compressors and bent them both. If I remember correctly, I think the shop charged me about $20 to replace both shocks and they did it in only a few minutes.
Good luck and have fun!
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
02-22-2012, 03:54 PM #23
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My dads got a shop back home with everything I can imagine? I'm hoping to be able to knock it out n a day or two. I read that it's basically bolt in other than have to cut ur transfer case skid plate if you have the z71. Thanks for all the info guys im thinking of getting 6in taller leaf springs and keeping my leveling kit up front since with the dropped crossmember that kit has amazing cv angles. Now it's time to stop spend money on my other vehicles, and I got my eye on a 72 blazer
Last edited by ahmitchell1; 02-22-2012 at 03:57 PM.2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
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02-22-2012, 08:14 PM #24
quick question Alabamaxrebel: where did you get your tow mirrors and are the power or manual? would like to find some power ones, but they seem to be really expensive.2010 Crew Cab Z71 4x4--Daystar Leveling kit--275/70/18 BFG AT's--Tonneau cover--75,000 miles--
To Do: Iron Cross Winch Bumper--Winch
02-22-2012, 08:43 PM #25
2011 Silverado "Black Widow Edition"
35" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ's
20" American Racing Rims With -24 offset
Recon Smoked Led Tail and 3rd Brake Lights
MCX Conversion Package.....
Custom Dual Exhaust
Custom Chrome Gauges With Red Back-Lighting
Black Widow Badges
Back-up Camera System
Full Length Nerf bars
Pioneer Head Unit
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Rockford Fosgate 1000w Prime Amp
02-22-2012, 08:52 PM #26
2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
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4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
Planned mods not in order
2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.
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02-22-2012, 09:30 PM #27
Yea they are off a 02 an they line up really well with the body lines and the bolt pattern is almost perfect. It's either you love em or you hate em. I've always liked the look of them so decided to install them. Love having them when I tow and even daily driving is nice to have them
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SWAT 13...Ever thought of putting some towing mirrors?2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
Dodge Towing Mirrors
Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
Cold Air Intake
Edge Performance Chip
Custom Audio System
Black background headlights and parking lights
02-22-2012, 09:36 PM #28
Yeah man...I just posted a comment on a another post for "tow mirrors". I think they would look good on my truck, since it has a wide stance. Wat do u think?
02-22-2012, 10:51 PM #29
Well as you can see by pic I like towing mirrors(My our dodge on a chevy) so yea. Your truck is so clean i think it would look really good with a set of towing mirrors. If you find some i think the ones with the light would look really cool(in my opinion i would smoke the lens but that's just me). But yes it will look really good and i think it will make your truck look bigger and give it a really aggressive look from the front
02-22-2012, 10:54 PM #30
Yep...u nailed it! Smoked out lighted ones, if I can find em.......
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