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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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New To Forum! Looking for some help

Hey guys Good afternoon this is my first time posting and i hope it goes threw not sure how this works yet haha. I need your guys help/ opinions but take it easy one me haha

I own a 2017 Chevy Colorado z71 Diesel Crew, Long bed black.

I have done lots of searching and i can't quite find the answers i'm looking for.

Firstly my truck during the week is a commuter and on the weekend it will be used as my dj vehicle. I think i can get 500lb of equipment back there and was concerned about a few things.

I ordered a Leer 100Xl witch I will have put on next week, and I also brought in my truck to get wheels tires and a leveling kit witch the shop recommended for bigger tires. The wheels are rockstars 2 18" tires are falkans at3w 265/65/r18 and the leveling kit is a Ready lift 2".

I have a few concerns. After wheels and leveling kit are installed with cap will the weight of cap make my truck not leveled since the 2 inch level kit is soppose to level a truck with an empty bed? and if it doesnt sag and still stays level will the 500lb and cap make my truck sag and not appear level? I just didnt want the sagging lock with level kit and cap. Also should i be concerned at all with the leveling kit? does it do any damage i know everyone does them?

I was just wondering if there is anyone out there with a 2" Leveling kit and a cap and how it looks loaded and unload and if it sags?

Also would my speedometer be really off from a 1 inch tire upgrade? and would i need to adjust my lights the shop says dont worry about it its only a 2 inch level kit but i want it to be done right. and also i plan on eventually buying a small trailler maybe a 12 footer would the leveling kit make my towing experience bad the trailer wont be hauling much probably not even 1000lb.

Thank you guys hope someone can help me out like you guys know i'm new to this and just was asking for some help on my concerns.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 11:28 PM
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500lbs in your bed will of course compress your suspension a tad bit. Especially the further rearward you place the weight
The weight of a shell, depends on the quality of it. I've never seen 'em squat the rear any more than 3/8", and that was a commercial shell(3 lift doors) with a reinforced roof to support racks and their cargo.
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My 2010 Silverado ccsb had s leer 3 door cap on it. At 60,000 miles they had to lift on the bumper just to get the hoist pads under the frame. I ended up adding a leaf. A heavy glass cap may not cause excessive sagging initially, bit it will over the course of time as the constant loading breaks down the spring arch.

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I have about 200lbs in my bed all the time and don't notice any height issues

You will have what? 500 + what the cap weights 200 ish maybe??? so a total of 700lbs. Not seeing that be a big deal.

I'd wait and see whats it's like rather than try to guess ahead of time. You can always add a 1in rear block afterward for like $100 if you had too.
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the leer might weigh 75 lbs, at least mine does... would not worry about that, more about re-aiming he headlights. I good shop will do that automatically when they install the lift.
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You could check the photos in this thread. There might be one.

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Hey guys so I installed leavening kit readylify 2" and wheels and I'm getting creaking and clinging sounds when i make a turn slightly up hill or when I hit a numb any idea what it could be! Only did it after leveling kit!
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After changing out my bumpers, that alone added close to 200 pounds and, havent noticed a single issue.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves here....WHERE ARE YOUR PIX???? I drive through Kearney every day and rarely if ever see any fellow Collies on the road.

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Hey Toughsox, crazy we havent seen each other around. i leave from work and come home and park in my driveaway.
But here are some quick pictures i took last night let me know what you guys things,
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Im really feeling that rear step off the trailer hitch. What brand/model number is is. And yea, Im sure we will pass each other eventually.

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Looks great. I would like to get a leveling kit on my Canyon SLT soon. How much should I expect to pay to get a 2 inch leveling kit done? I'm a bit nervous that I will then think the tires are too small which will then start the dominos and the money flying.

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Hey I would say about 120 bucks for labor and what ever kit you get I ended up going with the ready lifit 2" leveling kit.
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That is a go rhino step can't remember model
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Here is my truck with the leer xl! What do you guys think?
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Hey guys so I installed leavening kit readylify 2" and wheels and I'm getting creaking and clinging sounds when i make a turn slightly up hill or when I hit a numb any idea what it could be! Only did it after leveling kit!
How many miles have you driven the truck after the install?

IMO the suspension needs to settle some.

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Here is my truck with the leer xl! What do you guys think?
I seriously dislike caps on pickups but....that looks pretty damn amazing.

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Hey brother thanks for your reply so we looked around and it ended up being my switch back blinker light the resistor was banging around in there must of came loose. All is good now
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