Leveling kit for 2009 Silverado

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by 2009silverado, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    I need some incite here guys. First and foremost. I am brand new to this forum so I would like to say hello to everyone and thanks for having me in this club of GM Truck owners. Ok, MY question is I want to get a leveling kit for my new 2009 silverado crew cab in the front. It has the 20" wheels already from factory. I have found a kit I am interested in and did a few measurements and it seems a 2" LEVELING LIFT KIT would work.The Spacers are bolted down in the middle between the top of the strut and the upper coil bucket. I just wanted to know if 2" is enough or should I go 1.5" or maybe 2.5" I don't want to go to little or to much. If anyone has any incite on this or has done it to there let me know. Maybe yall know if there is a better kit or so on...I appreciate everything.
  2. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 New Member

    Hi, and welcome to the site!:glasses: I know that there are some members that have them. Hope you find what you are looking foe soon. Glad to have you here!
  3. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    Thanks Eddie....This is something on ebay I found of interest. Maybe someone can tell me if this is the best route to go for this leveling of the front end....AND BTW. Hopefully this doesn't void my warranty...LOL
  4. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 New Member

    No a leveling kit won't void your warranty. I have a 08 silverado 4x4 and put a 2.25 inch leveling kit from readylift on it and love it. Readylift makes a quality product.
  5. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    Well now I just have to figure out do I use a 1.5", 2", or a 2.5" BILLET aluminum spacer for this lift...
  6. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    The back is exactly 2" taller then the front so I assume that the 2" level kit would be suffice....
  7. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 New Member

    Kinda depends on what you want to do. I personally wouldn't do any kit under 2 inches. If you want to throw some bigger tires on the truck i would get the 2.5 inch kit. Who makes the 2.5 inch kit cause when i was looking for mine the biggest i found was 2.25 inch?
  8. CS-10 86

    CS-10 86 New Member

    Welcome to the site. I have an 09 Z71 crew cab and i used the 1.5" by Readylift and love it. The front sits about .5" lower then in the rear, the .5" is hardly noticeable. But you can definitely notice it has the leveling kit. Good luck on your selection and i have photos on my profile if you want to check them out.
  9. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    Thanks CS-10 86, That 1.5 looks great on there for the leveling kit. Did you go with the billet aluminum spacer or the autospring type. I think I will go with the 2" though. Thanks sir. Very helpful and very nice truck you have...
  10. duck44

    duck44 New Member

  11. 2009silverado

    2009silverado New Member

    Well guy's. I am about to buy my 2" leveling kit but I can't decide which to get. The Billet Aluminum or the Polyurethane ones. I know the Polyurethane gives a little and probably doesn't make as much noise as the Aluminum. But then again this is my first time installing a leveling kit and I'm just not sure....Help me on my decision.
  12. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 New Member

    I myself would go with the billet
  13. CS-10 86

    CS-10 86 New Member

    Billet. Consider how long you will have your truck, and what you may or may not use it for. Polyurethane will over time collapse. The 1.5" Readylift I have is a billet spacer over the shock assembly.
  14. deepstuff

    deepstuff New Member

    I live where they put salt on the roads in the winter so I worry that corrosion may be an issue with aluminum spacers and that I'd be better off with the Polyurethane? Any opinions?
  15. BigZ

    BigZ New Member

    I'm putting a ReadyLift 2.5 leveling kit on my '09 Silverado quad cab 4x4. I am currently running the stock 20inch 55 series tires, and am planning on putting on a new 60 series. Any advice on running the 60 series or maybe 65? Do I also gain a little lift from the taller sidewall? I don't need a super aggressive tire, I'm mostly on pavement, not a lot of off road. Any suggestions on tires?

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