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SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Bought a new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Premium Plus Package.

I've never had a leveling kit on a truck before but I hate the front end "dip" that is not level with the back.

Anyone have experience/brands/advice on this? Will my ride get rough or lose significant gas mileage?

Thanks in advance...


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
48736 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
I've got 5100s on my Tacoma. About 1.5" of lift in the front. Rides "different" but not bad by any means. Might have just been the fact my old shocks were worn out idk.


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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Vols, Bitch
Member since Oct 2012
25359 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Bought same EXACT truck 3 wks ago in 4wx4. Get the 2" level kit, it will make a ton of difference in the looks of it. Wont hurt gas mileage, wont notice difference in the ride either. But looks alot better. Cant remember brand, my dad owns a carqust store and i just got the one he carried there.


Ling King
LSU Fan
Gulfport MS
Member since Feb 2012
141 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Have the same truck except a 2016. Started out with Bilstein 5100 on highest setting liked the firm ride but was not enough lift in the front. After 25000 miles I brought the 5100's down to stock level and put a 2.5inch RC level on it. Rides much better and has a much better stance. Running 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Graps. Also to be noted just had my rack and pinion replaced under warranty. Not sure if leveling kit caused it or not.


Triggerr
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
1136 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
I just bought a new 2017 2500hd Denali diesel 4x4 and I'm looking for a leveling kit as well. What's the best one to get and best place to have installed in BR area?


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
46999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
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2017 2500hd Denali diesel 4x4


damn, that cost about as much as a house....


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SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
yep... my dream truck. MAYBE my next one

the only two reputable companies i know of in BR are CSC customs since they re opened again and DTB in Port Allen.

I message them and they quoted me for a 2" level. Not sure of brand but I'll probably call them this week and go ahead and do it. I think it looks a whole lot better with the level.


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SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
quote:

oleyeller


you have a pic you can post?


Bow08tie
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2011
1088 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Cognito...box looks better than tube when installed


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FLAK88
LSU Fan
Gonzales La.
Member since Jan 2015
452 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
I put 2" drop shackles on the rear of my 2013 GMC Sierra. Pretty much leveled it out. Looks a lot better, doesn't effect the ride or gas mileage


Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
15981 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
So you went from the adjustable Bilsteins to the RC level? Nothing wrong with the RC level but I have never heard of anyone going that direction

2" level and 33-34 tores look great


REB BEER
Laffy yet
Member since Dec 2010
9743 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
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I put 2" drop shackles on the rear of my 2013 GMC Sierra. Pretty much leveled it out. Looks a lot better, doesn't effect the ride or gas mileage


When I was debating which leveling kit to put on mine, I had a guy that owns a mechanic shop recommend the same thing. It sounded kind of crazy, but that's what he did to his truck and it looked pretty good.

That being said, I went with a 2 1/2" kit on my 2016 Z-71.


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bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4146 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Put a 2 1/2" AutoSpring level on my F150. Didn't change ride quality, and looks much better.


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Ling King
LSU Fan
Gulfport MS
Member since Feb 2012
141 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
I kept the Bilsteins on the truck just move the ring to stock setting then added the leveling kit. It rides and looks better. The Bilstein on max height setting was rougher.


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CaptainsWafer
USA Fan
TD Platinum Member
Member since Feb 2006
50131 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
If you put bigger/heavier tires it could cause your mileage to drop a little but that's it. I'd also recommend getting an alignment after the kit is put on.


SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
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I put 2" drop shackles on the rear


I am not gay and I am not from LP. You couldn't pay me to drop my truck looking like some flying queerbait at the gay truck show


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SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
Thanks. Actually getting the 2" put on today. Not changing tires as of now, but when I need them I will be going with the Toyo A/T 2's


Butta
Zachary
Member since Dec 2012
108 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
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Thanks. Actually getting the 2" put on today. Not changing tires as of now, but when I need them I will be going with the Toyo A/T 2's


what shop did you go with to install? I'm looking to do the same, but on a 2017 F-150.


Buster180
Tennessee Fan
Member since Jun 2017
1015 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
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I hate the front end "dip" that is not level with the back. 


Have you considered towing or hauling something?


SilverStallion
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1999 posts

re: 2" Level kit or not? Problems/advice?
I went with DTB in Port Allen.


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