1. Welcome To GMTruckClub.com!

    The #1 Chevy Truck Forum Online
    Online since 2004, we are the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV forum and user community. If you have any questions about your Chevy or GMC Truck, SUV or Crossover, or just want to connect with other GM owners and enthusiasts around the world, you've found the best place on the internet to do that.

    Join Today ~ It's Free
    Registering is Free and Easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon!

Can you do it?

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by drakeoz71, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. drakeoz71

    drakeoz71 Member

    I was wonderin if you can get a 3" leveling kit and a 3" body lift so you would pretty much just have a 6" lift?
  2. chschevy58

    chschevy58 Rockstar 100 Posts

    yes yes yes. i have a leveling kit and plan to add a 1.5" BL to make my truck sit higher
    1 person likes this.
  3. drakeoz71

    drakeoz71 Member

    goood. Cause i cant afford a 6" lift. Do you think i should go with bigger shocks?
  4. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I think your truck will look great after you do this! Keep us informed on how its going.:glasses:
  5. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If you just do a leveling kit (3") you won't need shocks, the body lift doesn't involve the suspension at all.
  6. hbfsbull

    hbfsbull Member

    I have a 3" body lift with a 3" leveling kit on my truck running 35" tires . you will need new shocks for the leveling kit as it raises the front suspension .
  7. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    yea you can do it, but the rear is still gonna only be at 3". You could always add a 1" or 2" block in the back tho under your leaf springs. And yes, I would highly recommend new shocks in the front
  8. abraham.issac.jacob

    abraham.issac.jacob New Member

    If you plan on using your truck for hauling and towing a lot of miles I would stick with a leveling kit and 33" tires, anything bigger is going to make it worse for towing and hauling and probably cause problems as the miles rack up, plus you will have issues getting warranty work if you need it on the drivetrain.


    -----------------------------------
    castors
    wheel castors
  9. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I say again, with a 3" leveling kit on a 1500, you don't need shocks.
  10. hbfsbull

    hbfsbull Member

    You dont "need" new shocks but i would recomend them as you WILL be raising the front suspension three inches therfore decreasing your upper shock travel by three inches . Its better to have longer shocks than to take the chance of limiting out the upper shock travel on stock shocks

Share This Page