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What level kit???
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:04:33 pm »
I have been searching the forums, and ebay, etc...I've seen level kits from $60 to $100.  All I need to do is level teh truck.  2006 Avy, non clad, 2WD.  I am trying to fit a set of 285/70/r17 which comes out to roughly a 33" tire.

My question is, what keys kit should I go with to make this happen?

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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 06:49:36 pm »
I don't know if Fowlhunter took the ones out he used when he changed his over to a suspension lift. He might have a set laying around.

If you get a kit with a more indexed key, you should either get a kit that has shock extenders with it or be prepared to buy longer shocks so you don't lose any travel and mess up the comfy ride.

Can you post some links to the ebay kits you've been looking at?

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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 10:55:49 am »
It has been a while, I put off leveling the truck as I got into an accident and had to do body work.  Now its time to level and put wheels.

This kit is just keys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-2006-GMC-1-3-Leveling-Kit-Forged-Torsion-Keys-w-Shock-Extenders-/271816730105?fits=Year%3A2006%7CMake%3AChevrolet%7CModel%3AAvalanche+1500&hash=item3f498a25f9&vxp=mtr

Is this all I need with a comfy ride?

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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 08:26:35 pm »
Is this all I need with a comfy ride?
Thats all you need for the front. Would be nice to have a torsion bar loading tool if you plan on installing yourself. As for comfort, it seems like my truck rides a little stiffer after I've maxed out the ReadyLift kit.
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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 03:53:53 pm »
Ok I'm glad this has been brought up.  I'm confused and torn between lifting my 2011 Z71 or leveling it.  I saw someone with a leveled truck an it looked "lifted".  Differences?  Pros and Cons?  I dont know which to do.  Thanks!
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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 06:54:14 am »
Ok I'm glad this has been brought up.  I'm confused and torn between lifting my 2011 Z71 or leveling it.  I saw someone with a leveled truck an it looked "lifted".  Differences?  Pros and Cons?  I dont know which to do.  Thanks!

Basically, a leveling kit will only raise the front to remove the raked look while a lift kit will both lift the front and rear of your truck.

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Re: What level kit???
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 05:15:46 pm »
Went away for a bit but finally got a set of tires/rims.  Tires are rubbing in the front.

Question now is, I can get a set of level keys or a set of leveling "knuckles".  Which is better and easier to install since I will be installing myself?

I am under the assumption I will need extenders or longer shocks.  Any opinions on a decent pair of shocks?

 


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