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Savssports from Post Falls, Idaho, newbie. 2009 Sierra SLE 1500 crew 4x4 5.3L

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Savssports, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Savssports

    Savssports New Member

    Hey, just joined. Can't wait to discuss some things about my truck with all of you!
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club.
  3. Caddiac

    Caddiac Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard! I have seen a lot of Idaho Newbies recently - nothing wrong with it. Just wondering what is going on up there? LOL
  4. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the Club!!
  5. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
  6. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Welcome to the site! You'll find a lot of info here for whatever you decide to do to your rig. Speaking of which, what plans do you have for it?
  7. Savssports

    Savssports New Member

    Thanks everyone - appreciate it. Not sure why so many Idahoans are signing up! We have Dave Smith Motors in Kellog, Idaho nearby (where I purchased my truck), and I believe they're GM's #2 volume dealer for the entire inland NW. Dave Smith's highest volume sales is Dodge/Ram (#1 in the country) - but I don't want to talk about that!

    I need to do something with my suspension soon - specifically the rear. I had a leveling kit installed when I purchased the truck to get the front end up a few inches, but the rear seems slightly less than level to me. I'd like to get the rear end up about 2" and also increase payload and maintain a better level for trailering. I have plans to get a small toyhauler or enclosed trailer soon for ATV use. I'm not that interested in air bags since I'd rather steer clear of poking holes into my frame (corrosion reasons) and also to avoid the added complexity. The add-a-leaf kits will increase height, but they won't do anything for payload. So, I contacted a big spring shop in Spokane, WA, and they gave me a quote of $375 if I bring my factory rear springs in - they will add a new spring to my current stack, then bend the springs to give the added 2" of height. They told me $750 if I drop off the truck and they do the install there. Seems pretty high to me. Anyone ever price this out?
  8. IdahoChevy91

    IdahoChevy91 Member 100 Posts

    Welcome! Enjoy the site!

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