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This is a discussion on Rough Country 2.5" suspension lift within the GM Trucks forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Just ordered my 2.5" lift from Rough Country. Not bad considering to my door it was just over $160. The ...

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    Just ordered my 2.5" lift from Rough Country. Not bad considering to my door it was just over $160.

    The kit has spacers for the strut on both the upper and lower mounts. Then has a taller block for the rear. So this should level it off as well as lift it up a little bit. I didn't want to go crazy with it, since this is my DD, and I didn't want to dive head first into new wheels / tires if I went any larger, so this is a nice subtle solution.

    I almost went with the RC 3.5", but I read so many mixed reviews that it scared me away from it. If I want to go any bigger, I'll just get the Rancho 4" with the crossmember drop and Rancho shocks, so my suspension doesn't prematurely wear out. Plus that kit is badass.

    I plan on keeping my stock tires / wheels and the only thing that I will have to do after I install, is get an alignment.

    Once I get the kit delivered, I'll take some before and after shots.

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    Look forward to some before/after shots
    i wouldn't want a dd too high anyways, too much of a pain to climb in and out of all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Look forward to some before/after shots
    i wouldn't want a dd too high anyways, too much of a pain to climb in and out of all day
    I'm not too worried about the leap, it's mostly because I don't want to invest a set of tires. And any larger of a lift would probably look pretty silly with OEM size tires on it.

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    I got a true 2.5" out of the front, and 1" out of the rear difference from stock. Haven't driven it yet, but I am pleased with the looks.

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    Leveled the truck out nicely
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    Looks good. rough country is a great lift for the price. I have their 2.5-3in on my 2dr tahoe.

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    Looks good! Should give you better break over angle than when she was stock height for wheeling too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sok915 View Post
    Looks good. rough country is a great lift for the price. I have their 2.5-3in on my 2dr tahoe.
    For sure man, i got the rough country 6" suspension in mine and the price was amazing

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    I like it but i would have to go to a bigger tire that would drive me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    I like it but i would have to go to a bigger tire that would drive me crazy.

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    Lol yeah i had to run mine for about a week with 265s underneath it. Looked pretty silly

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    I like it but i would have to go to a bigger tire that would drive me crazy.

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    It actually doesn't look too bad with the 265's sitting under there. I just couldn't get on board with swapping tires out that have 6000 miles on them...

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    I toyed with the idea of leveling mine but i could still run a larger tire and not have to deal with torsion bars and keys also after towing the boat and camper im kinda glad i didnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    I toyed with the idea of leveling mine but i could still run a larger tire and not have to deal with torsion bars and keys also after towing the boat and camper im kinda glad i didnt

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    Don't you have an GMT900 platform truck? No more torsion system, you can just spacer the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    It actually doesn't look too bad with the 265's sitting under there. I just couldn't get on board with swapping tires out that have 6000 miles on them...
    Yeah it looks pretty good. Ill post a pic later of mine after i got the lift in and only had the 265s. Its kinda funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Don't you have an GMT900 platform truck? No more torsion system, you can just spacer the spring.
    Yea that is a defiantly i plus with the new platforms.

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    hopefully at some point when those tires are done you'll go to 285's.....they make a pretty big difference. I agree that it's hard to toss perfectly good tires. I sold my old rims/tires to make back some of the money for the new stuff. I measured before and after to the bumper and if memory serves me correctly got ~4" out of 285's and cranking the bars. I didn't crank them all the way....just enough to clear the tires.
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    wish I could get my truck that clean again

    how it sits now in current form during hunting season. Most of the mud has washed off in the rain but you get the idea


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    hopefully at some point when those tires are done you'll go to 285's.....they make a pretty big difference. I agree that it's hard to toss perfectly good tires. I sold my old rims/tires to make back some of the money for the new stuff. I measured before and after to the bumper and if memory serves me correctly got ~4" out of 285's and cranking the bars. I didn't crank them all the way....just enough to clear the tires.
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    That is what i liked about mine didnt have to do anything to a285

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