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Whats up GMFS? I’ve been lurking in the shadows on here for a long time. I have been a member for a year or two now slowly researching and gathering my “build” plans. I looked and read through every page of the RCX 5” NNBS Lift thread and decided I wanted to go with a slightly bigger kit than the 5” just in case I wanted to go bigger in the future since I would be adding the liftable struts. Another reason I chose RCX is because I got the kit for a steal of a price on Craigslist brand new in box and paid a total of $450.

I recently installed the Rough Country 6” along with Bilsteins liftable struts and shocks on my 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 with the help of my dad and a friend from work. I bought a set of Yokohama Geolander MTs in 305/55R20 about 7500 miles ago and they are still in great shape. The install went okay considering the instructions were directed towards a stock truck as my truck already had a lift kit on it. I also replaced both upper control arms, new upper ball joints, lower ball joints, a tie rod end, and sway bar links. Overall, it went pretty smooth with minor hangups along the way.

After the install I put a tape to it and noticed I was at different heights on my driver side than the passenger side. At that point I knew I was dealing with the notorious “Chevy Lean”. With that being said, I ordered new coil springs for the front and new leaf springs for the back for both sides. I also ordered 1.5” rear wheel spacers, new fender liners. I will take some updated pics when the weather clears up and my new parts are installed. I will include some pics over the course of having the truck and a couple shortly after installing the lift.
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My future plans are AMP steps, hidden 20” LED in front bumper, LED lighting in fender wells and in the back bed, Weather Tech or RCX floor mats, RCX bed mat and possibly a painted tanneau cover.
 

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What leaf springs did you buy? I'm running the bds leafs in the rear and a rcx kit in the front on my 14 and it worked out perfect.

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I bought some from General Spring out of Kansas City, Mo that are supposed to be same as OEM. I went with them to be safe to make sure it didn’t make my rear end higher than stock height. I did look at the BDS rear leaf springs, but got a good deal on the ones I pulled the trigger on.
 

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I added the firestone riderite kit to my truck to eliminate the chevy lean after I lifted it. Minimal air pressure makes a huge difference and it still rides decently. Comes in handy when towing the boat too.
 

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Here’s some updated pics. Not much has changed and deer season is right around the corner so that’s where most of my money will be going lol.
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