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Old 01-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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lift kit for 2000 chevy 4x4

Does someone know of a good kit to give my PU a 2" or 4 " lift?

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Old 01-20-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Re: lift kit for 2000 chevy 4x4

I got a kit for pretty cheap on eBay over a year ago. It consisted of re-indexed torsion keys (like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GMC-C...QQcmdZViewItem) and all the necessary rear hardware, specifically add-a-leafs and U-bolts. The U-bolts didn't fit, and neither did the stock shocks when I was done. Instead of being 2-2.5" of lift, it was more like 3-3.5 in the rear. Thus my truck still has a bit of a rake on it.

Personally I don't like the kit at all, and am looking to go 4-6." You can have my old kit, minus shocks, if I get a newer kit. I'm not budgeted for one right now, so it may be a while before I can do anything.

I originally bought my kit from a place called TFES Performance through eBay, found at http://stores.ebay.com/TFES-Performance

It doesn't look like he sells those kits anymore, but he's got a few others listed. The guy is an independant seller, but he was *great* to me and he worked with me through any troubles I had. He was even willing to give me a walk-through installation over the phone if necessary. I'd highly recommend buying from him if you wanted to get something off eBay.

I have before and after pics of my truck if you're interested. Before, I had oversize tires and torsion bars maxed, and still rubbed the fender wells. Afterwards, aside from a stiffer ride, no problems.
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:04 AM   #3
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Re: lift kit for 2000 chevy 4x4

Can you post some pics? thanks
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Re: lift kit for 2000 chevy 4x4

You got it.



Kinda hard to notice in that pic until you really look at it. The fender flares make it look a bit different, too. But check out the frame inside the rear wheel well.

It's real obvious in this shot.



You should note that I had to drop the front a bit from what you see in those pictures, because the upper A-arms were actually touching the stops when set that high. I think the rear has come down some, too, after the new springs settled in. A more current pic:

http://www.drakkolupen.com/cars/silv...silverado8.jpg

Not the best shot, as the parking lot is also sloped downards. :P
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