2-Inch Rough Country Leveling Kit ~ 2008 Silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by kgauck, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. kgauck

    kgauck New Member

    I bought my 2008 Silverado 1500 about a year and a half ago. one of the first things I did was purchase a RC leveling kit.

    Well it came with a 1" spacer for both sides and I had to cut down the bolts on the struts that attach to the body then take the left strut and face it back words and put it on the right side of the truck and vise versa, all via the instructions.

    I called rough country during install to make sure I wasn't crazy and they reassured me I was not. Am I crazy for actually doing it?

    Also my truck does not sit level. The only reason I have not called and complained to them is cause I'm going to lift it soon. Will what I did effect my lifting it?
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  2. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    I have the same kit...i love it!...it only took me an hour to do and i swapped the grade 5 stuff they give you with grade 8 stuff :)
  3. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    I personally do not like leveling kits for trucks. The vehicle sits the way it does by design. What those spacers do is change the suspension geometry. I've seen trucks that are "leveled", and to tell you the truth, I can't really tell.

    If you care about your truck, don't put a leveling kit on it.
  4. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    What does that mean exactly?...so i have a leveling kit on my truck and that means i dont care about my truck?...first off i live in Northern Iowa and that means snow ALOT of snow...second i hunt and go thru fields to pick up deer/quicker path,etc...i LOVE my truck and never ever abuse it...i just want that extra height on the front of my truck when i need it without jacking my truck up 6 to 8 inches...so actually that means i take care of my truck and i dont want to rip my front bumper off with a snow drift...with these newer kits it actually doesnt effect as much as you think,yes you have to get an alignment afterwards but it doesnt effect it THAT much...they put the stance on the truck for better fuel economy and when pulling a trailer it wont "squat" the back as much(not a fact,just stating my opinon)...that post actually made me mad alittle bit:surprised:...well time for another brewski i guess:tuxout:
  5. kgauck

    kgauck New Member

    Wow haha heated topic. I almost feel like I asked about a ricer. Anyway I'm glad you love yours man. I have no issues other then I'm afraid it'll pose a problem with the lift in the future.
  6. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Its been a looong day...anyway i dont really see it causing a issue in the long run...and i never had to switch struts around...instructions never said anything about that
  7. ajarman

    ajarman Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Thanks for the laugh!
  8. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Does anyone agree with what I said?
  9. ajarman

    ajarman Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I guess you can toss me in the group that does not care about their trucks.....:great:

    Leveling kits under 2.5" will not cause any harm. Once you get into the 3" kits you are putting your TRE's and BJ's in a bind.

    PS: I heard once from a wise old man if you care about your truck you wont put a canned tune on your truck. :neutral:
  10. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Thats funny,i heard the same thing :great:

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