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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Suspension, Truck
#22 of 123 Re: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ext cab rough ride [jneal]
Feb 07, 2007 (6:11 pm)
You can take the blocks out with no ill effects, other than sitting a little lower if you really load it up. I took the same blocks out of my 02 Z71 4X4 ext cab with no ill effects. Just need the std 2wd u-bolts (2 in. shorter). Levels the truck out and makes the bed more accessible. I admit raised trucks look nice, but the little lower height makes it nice to load and unload the bed, get in and out, sit on tailgate, etc. Good luck, Jim.
Feb 06, 2007 (4:51 pm)
I got an 07 silverado classic crew cab, with the ls2 package. which for standard features says i got z85 suspension for handling and trailering and the solid smooth ride... which i dont quite get which do I have? The ride seems to be quite bumpy so if i do have the z85 suspension is it possible to put z71 shocks on the truck and have that improve the ride?
#25 of 123 Would Bisteins Help?
Mar 21, 2007 (7:02 am)
I just bought an '07 Classic ext. cab W/T. It has a rough ride especially around town. Just wondered if the Bilstein shocks would make much difference in the ride. The truck is used mainly for transportation not hauling.
#26 of 123 Re: Would Bisteins Help? [xbbuster]
Mar 21, 2007 (10:35 am)
Bilsteins would make a difference and so would the tires.
#27 of 123 Re: Would Bisteins Help? [obyone]
Mar 21, 2007 (10:50 am)
I thought perhaps it was the rack and pinion steering that was giving it a rough ride. I had a '95 reg cab Chevy truck with 99,000 miles on it with Monroe shocks and Michelin tires that rode like a Cadillac compared to the '07.Thanks for the info.
#28 of 123 Re: Would Bisteins Help? [xbbuster]
Mar 21, 2007 (1:43 pm)
If anything the rack and pinion steering would give it a better ride, but really shouldn't effect it either way.
#29 of 123 Added 6 in lift on auto 2001 2500hd 8100 vortec NEED HELP
Jan 22, 2007 (3:17 pm)
#30 of 123 Added 6 in lift on auto 2001 2500hd 8100 vortec NEED HELP
Dec 25, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Just new to the forums hope that someone can help me out. Just added a 6 in pro comp lift to my truck with dick cheney rims and pro comp all-terrain tires size 35*12.5 by 16. The question; I just wanna be safe on my transmission since everything else is stock. Should I change the gear ratio, alternate the tranny in any way. I was advised by the installer that the engine/tranny can handle the tire size and lift w/out any kind of alterations. And if someone can help me out as well letting me know what gear ratios the truck has from stock, or directing me to a web site, that be great. Just wanted someone elses different point of view, any feedback is appreciated. MERRY X-MAS
#31 of 123 Re: Added 6 in lift on auto 2001 2500hd 8100 vortec NEED HELP [mingle]
Jan 20, 2007 (8:24 pm)
For what it's worth...I have a 6" pro-comp on my 2000 - 1/2 ton and all is well with running everything else stock....they told me the same thing in terms of the stock parts being able to handle the extra tire size and height....they seem to have been correct, mine has been lifted for about 2 years now and no other modifications have had to be done and the truck does fine....given most of my miles are either highway or light 4-wheel, nothing too drastic