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    What is the best (kit) way to level a 2010 GM 1500?(struts)

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    they make some blocks you can mount between the top of the frt struts and their mounts, i've done severalllllll sets and people seem to like em. this is 2wd right?

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    yes, it is 2wd

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    ready lift suspension inc. is the kits we've been using here at the dealership, very nice kit that comes with everything you'd need.

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    Bilstein Leveling Struts.
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    It depends on what your ultimate goal for the truck is and how much lift you want to achieve. ReadyLift makes a nice, albeit expensive, spacer style leveling kit. The spacer kits do nothing to improve the ride quality. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck the Bilstein BE5-E376-H0 is it. The only downside to the Bilstein is the install, it requires that you transfer the coil spring from the factory shock over to the Bilstein and you'll need a compressor to do this.

    Also, I've seen a fair bit of variance in the "stock" ride height of the new GM trucks. If you want it dead nuts level you'll have to figure out how much front lift is necessary for the stance you want to achieve. Fuel it up, park it on a level surface, set the E-brake, and then measure the distance from the front air dam (or bottom of bumper) to the ground. Write this measurement down. Now you'll need a floor jack... slowly raise the entire front end with the jack positioned and centered on the front crossmember. Raise the front end (so the suspension droops out) until the truck looks level to your eye. Measure from the same spot on the air dam down to the ground. Write that number down. The difference between the two measurements is the amount of suspension lift you need to raise the front to achieve that look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Life View Post
    What is the best (kit) way to level a 2010 GM 1500?(struts)

    cst torsion keys
    Last edited by NiceGuyEddie; 05-18-2010 at 03:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rIVERtRASH View Post
    cst torsion keys
    unfortunatly torsion keys will not work on a strut suspention lol. like IMPATIENT 1 i to have installed a few of the ready lift leveling kits. they are quick and easy to install and give the truck a nice level look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeC. View Post
    unfortunatly torsion keys will not work on a strut suspention lol. like IMPATIENT 1 i to have installed a few of the ready lift leveling kits. they are quick and easy to install and give the truck a nice level look.
    My bad. Didn't pay attention to the year

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