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#12148438 - 03/19/17 08:50 PM Leveling a Silverado
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My Silverado looks like an old man truck even though it's a 4wd. Any of you guys used the Rancho quick lift kits? I don't really want a luft, just never liked how little clearance they have stock.
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#12148440 - 03/19/17 08:53 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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I did this years ago to a truck.

It changes the way it handles, reduction in fuel economy and you will want bigger tires.

Rinse and repeat.
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#12148441 - 03/19/17 08:53 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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I think I put a rough country leveling kit on my 2011 and it was just the blocks. Really like the look and clearance it has now.

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#12148446 - 03/19/17 08:54 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: ToadSnatcher14]
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Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14
I did this years ago to a truck.

It changes the way it handles, reduction in fuel economy and you will want bigger tires.

Rinse and repeat.


It reduces fuel economy?
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#12148453 - 03/19/17 08:58 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
ToadSnatcher14 Online   shocked
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Changes the aero dynamics just enough.

It's not a huge difference but I gaurantee you it does.

Same thing if you remove that little black trim peice on the bottom of the bumper. They make them that way for a reason.
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#12148455 - 03/19/17 08:59 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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A little bit. The tires and exhaust hurt me the most. I get 14ish consistently in mine.

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#12148456 - 03/19/17 08:59 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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You're going to increase ground clearance by an inch. Watch out big rocks! Add larger tires to increase by another inch. Moab here I come! Aesthetically, yes, looks so much better, do it.
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#12148459 - 03/19/17 09:02 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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But I understand it's not NASCAR, just giving you a heads up.

The biggest thing is now that you've raised the front you will then notice how much space you have in the wheel wells.

If you are like 99% of most other red blooded rednecks, you will put larger tires under it next.

That's when you will see an even more significant change.
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#12148468 - 03/19/17 09:08 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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Makes sense. My mileage is terrible 90% of the time anyways because all I do is drive in town. On the highway, I'm always surprised how good I can get.
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#12148474 - 03/19/17 09:10 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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I had that body style z71 with a leveling kit and 285 65 18 BFGs, it was great. Do it, took me to around 14mpg if I can remember. I'd like to do it to my truck now except I've got baby diapers and a stay at home mom's ice cream habit to support.
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#12148487 - 03/19/17 09:19 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: cocodrie]
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Originally Posted By: cocodrie
You're going to increase ground clearance by an inch. Watch out big rocks! Add larger tires to increase by another inch. Moab here I come! Aesthetically, yes, looks so much better, do it.


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#12148518 - 03/19/17 09:31 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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I have a 4" Rough Country lift on a 2004 Z71. I like it.

You could just get a leveling kit for it.
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#12148524 - 03/19/17 09:34 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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Just leave it alone

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#12148558 - 03/19/17 09:53 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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Just crank them torsion bars up a little. cheers
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#12148573 - 03/19/17 10:02 PM Re: Leveling a Silverado [Re: Jacob]
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