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Kyon

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I will start off by saying I am not blaming anybody but myself and my own ignorance. But I Paid for a level kit at a local tire shop, and they up sold me the RC strut replacements and said that was the way to “do it right”, I trusted them and they put on 2” rough country struts that I now understand are the same size struts that already come on a trail boss. So basically I paid a shit load of money for the same thing I already had.

It is a pretty slimy shop and they are not going to help me at all and I’ve given up on that. But all I want is my truck leveled. Is it possible to still put a leveling kit on?
 
it is possible, the simple spacers will still work. Just do not exceed anything additional to 2", your ball joint angles start to become a major problem.
i would highly recommend upper control arms when doing the level to keep all of that in check. even at 1.75" (not much different) i an start to notice a slight bump steer feel due to longer tie rod end lengths...

As far as the shop goes, they should work with you if they have any type of reputation...if you consulted them for a LEVEL and they did not know or do their research, they are at some fault for that cost...i would berate them to no end until they (at the very least offered to install the level kit) worked with you some.
 
I will start off by saying I am not blaming anybody but myself and my own ignorance. But I Paid for a level kit at a local tire shop, and they up sold me the RC strut replacements and said that was the way to “do it right”, I trusted them and they put on 2” rough country struts that I now understand are the same size struts that already come on a trail boss. So basically I paid a shit load of money for the same thing I already had.

It is a pretty slimy shop and they are not going to help me at all and I’ve given up on that. But all I want is my truck leveled. Is it possible to still put a leveling kit on?
What's the part number of the strut they put on? Reason I ask, is RC has both a straight strut replacement for the TB and they also have a strut that would yield a 1.5 inch level up lift for the TB.
 
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What's the part number of the strut they put on? Reason I ask, is RC has both a straight strut replacement for the TB and they also have a strut that would yield a 1.5 inch level up lift for the TB.
I would like to know that info too. When I look on American Truck a lot of their leveling kits for Silverado's say 'excluding Trail Boss'
 
I would like to know that info too. When I look on American Truck a lot of their leveling kits for Silverado's say 'excluding Trail Boss'
Agree this is just very confusing. You can level up a TB and there are RC replacement struts to that with. It just seems they put the RC OE equivalent strut in versus the taller RC strut that would level it up. But with that taller strut, you need to replace the UCAs.
 
Just be careful here. The upper control arms should be replaced as well. Any reputable Leveling Kit manufacturer will offer the complete kit to do it correctly.
 
Well if anyone has a recommendation for a kit that has it all without utilizing the existing 2 inch spacer that will level the truck at its current height, that would be great. I like RC. I have good success with them in the past.
 
honestly, any strut that advertises 4" lift, will level your TB.

the factory is just a 2" longer body basically, i have seen some Vertex, Fox and others IIRCC...
the biggest thing to me, is just what has been stated...Front upper arms, correcting the BJ stress is key to a longer life of parts.

i am starting the dig for better steering...with the 1.75 level, the bump steer is very noticeable. most of that may be the 34" tire on a 22" wheel feedback, but it is there. the tie rod ends grew due to the increased angle...and know it is very easy to feel
 
honestly, any strut that advertises 4" lift, will level your TB.

the factory is just a 2" longer body basically, i have seen some Vertex, Fox and others IIRCC...
the biggest thing to me, is just what has been stated...Front upper arms, correcting the BJ stress is key to a longer life of parts.

i am starting the dig for better steering...with the 1.75 level, the bump steer is very noticeable. most of that may be the 34" tire on a 22" wheel feedback, but it is there. the tie rod ends grew due to the increased angle...and know it is very easy to feel
I did some research on RC website and it seems that if I get the 6" lift strut (6 Inch | Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD/4WD (19-23) that this will give me the 4" lift in the front that will level my truck. At least that is what one user said on RC website and I believe what someone on here stated. I just want it leveled but without using the stock 2" blocks that are there. I don't need it it crazy jacked up. Just want it leveled with a better ride. Especially if I take it offroad. My old RC were very good. If I have to get new CA's, I'll do it. Fun project.
 
remember, the TB s 2" higher out of the gate...you want another 2"...that totals 4, not 6

the 6" struts will lift the TB 4", making the front 2" higher than the rear.

if you rear is stock height, look for a 4" lift strut
 
I did some research on RC website and it seems that if I get the 6" lift strut (6 Inch | Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD/4WD (19-23) that this will give me the 4" lift in the front that will level my truck. At least that is what one user said on RC website and I believe what someone on here stated. I just want it leveled but without using the stock 2" blocks that are there. I don't need it it crazy jacked up. Just want it leveled with a better ride. Especially if I take it offroad. My old RC were very good. If I have to get new CA's, I'll do it. Fun project.
RC offers a load3.5 inch M1 loaded strut that will level out your TB but I would also replace the upper control arms as well. If you want to go taller then the level kit then RC also makes a 4 inch suspension lift that will raise it 4 inches in the front and in the back. If you're still confessed call RC and actually talk to someone that can explain it to you so you can see what they are recommending.

here is the loaded struct link... https://www.roughcountry.com/product/m1-monotube-lifted-struts-502066

here is the 4 inch lift kit, with this kit you can customize it to what kind of suspension you want,... ....https://www.roughcountry.com/product/configurable/gm-suspension-lift-kit-27530c
 
Well if anyone has a recommendation for a kit that has it all without utilizing the existing 2 inch spacer that will level the truck at its current height, that would be great. I like RC. I have good success with them in the past.
Cognito with Fox 2.0 or 2.5s. I went with the 2.0s with amazing results in ride quality improvement on/off road. Its so much better than the GM +2 lift. The dealer had installed the GM +2 kit (same exact parts used on the TB/AT4). I removed it about 2 months ago for the Cognito kit. Now I'm +3 up front with no change to rear at +2.
 

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I have the Zone 1.75” on top of my trail boss suspension. Did not want the ball joint to be a concern. I have a LTZ with the TB factory kit.
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I replace my stock suspension with the RC M1 3.5" loaded struts and the rear 0-4" RC M1 shock. I also changed the UCA's with the RC UCA' s. The truck handles and drives great 0 complaints. I have 1.5" bora spacers. 295/70/18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.
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