Leveling Kit

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by jeffsZ71, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. jeffsZ71

    jeffsZ71 New Member

    IMAG0017.jpg I'm thinking of putting a 2" leveling kit on my truck. Does anyone have any cons for this? Will it void my warranty in any way or cause early wear to front end?
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  2. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    I have the 2" Rough Country leveling kit...it was 65 bucks or so and i love it!...will not void warrenty and if you stay under 2.5" of lift with a leveling kit,you shouldnt see any early wear
  3. jeffsZ71

    jeffsZ71 New Member

    Thanks for the info. Do you have a photo with the lift kit?
  4. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    X2. I went with ReadyLift for my level, but they all do the same thing.
  5. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    Here ya go...

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    My front lower dam is off also...
  6. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member

    I added the ReadyLift kit to mine and had the alignment done! The ReadyLift product was milled aluminum, fit was great and I expect it to last a lifetime. I mounted the kit myself after watching the video on their site, Very Easy.
  7. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    ChevyBoy2009 I am so jelly of your colormatched front....and those busted ball joints. :lol:
  8. dougtexas

    dougtexas New Member

    I used the readylift kit too. ended up having a shop install because I couldn't get the torsion bars to release...had to bring it there anyway for the alignment. Leveling out the my suburban gave it a nice look.
  9. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    Colormatched makes it stand out i think...those busted ball joints are what really sets the truck off tho
  10. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    I have looked on rockauto and cant find the busted ones. Going to try ebay now.
  11. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    Type in Busted Ball Joints/Chevy Silverado upgrades...try craigslist too
  12. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    Will do. Thanks!
  13. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Don't you have to buy taller shocks with leveling kits?
  14. 08silverado3500hd

    08silverado3500hd New Member

    Nope. Been looking at a few leveling kits for my 2008 Silverado since I have been having problems touching the bed rails with a gooseneck cattle trailer when pulling out of a steep driveway. Luckily no major damage yet but you can see a few marks on the bed rail caps. Gooseneck is extended as far as it can go and still keep the rear end of the trailer from dragging the ground and have the torsion bars on the truck cranked almost to the max which helped a lot. Usually no problems pulling out when loaded but the empty trailer gives me a fit. Most of the kits I have seen have new keys for the torsion bars and a new extended bracket to replace your lower shock bracket so you can keep your current shocks.
  15. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    When i put the leveling kit on my 03,i got the full leveling kit from RC...came with shocks,rear blocks,torsion keys,u-bolts,etc. If i went with just the front leveling kit,i wouldnt of had to get the shocks...So the answer is no if you just get the front kit
  16. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    the ready lift front level i came with mounted to the top of the strut, moved the whole thing down in relation to the truck, and the shock along with it, so no, it didnt need longer shocks.

    Alex
  17. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Sweet. Since I don't need taller shocks, it looks like I'll be installing a leveling kit a week from today. Next weekend I will be replacing my front hub/bearing assemblies so I'll go ahead and install the leveling kit I've been wanting since I'll already be down there an have everything torn apart. Both of those jobs would require an alignment so I'll do them at the same time and get one alignment. :)


    I may need to get those nerf bars sooner than expected...

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    Is this the kit you have installed?

    http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...currency=USD&gclid=CI6oru_hlrkCFSdo7Aodq20AYA

    Most of the kits I keep seeing are $150 to $300 for nothing more than 2 metal rings!!
  18. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    Yup,that is the exact same kit i have installed!...very simple to do since you will have everything tore aprt already...My kit was # 1307
  19. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Did you get a full two inches out of it?
  20. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 New Member

    Yes i did...i measured before and after...you can so tell the difference now

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