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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for Canyon Denali Front End Lift

I have been searching the forums and have now seemed to have confused myself as to what I am actually looking for. Originally thought I needed a leveling kit but now not sure if I need a spacer, leveling kit, lift kit, etc., so looking for some recommendations.

I have a 2017 Canyon Denali 4x2 that is for the most part stock. I measured the clearance from the ground to the top of each wheel well, I am seeing 35.5" in the front and 37" in the back. I am not looking to lift the entire truck, but would like to raise the front end 1"-1.25". Not looking to have it perfectly level, still want the front end to be a little lower for a couple of reasons, but mainly I do not want the front end to be nose up the moment I put anything in the bed. I also do not do any off-roading with this truck.

With that said, would I be looking for a leveling kit or spacer for the front? Also, does GM make the part I am looking for? If not, what brands would you recommend.

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A leveling kit is what you want. That consists of a spacer for the top of the coil.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 09:54 AM
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I have the leveling shocks from Bilstein. Mine are set at 2", as I recall they have three settings...I believe one of those is about 1". I like them better than the factory z71 shocks.
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Do the shocks...i did leveling kit and will be switching to bilsteins, level kit is cheap way out
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 04:19 AM
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Hello Cory! If you're looking to raise the front of your truck, you'll need a leveling kit here and Bilstein is one of the most suitable options. They offer Adjustable Strut Assembly for your model with 0"-2.0" Front Lift Height. Contact me directly if you have any questions.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 08:02 AM
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I bought the Zone Leveling Kit. It is just 2 small spacers, one goes on top of each front strut. They are not even an inch tall, and they lift the truck 1.25" in the front. They are also very inexpensive, and the install is very simple. Aside from the slight difference in looks, you would never know it was modified. I have put 15,000 miles on the spacers in the last 6 months or so with zero issues.
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I bought the Zone Leveling Kit. It is just 2 small spacers, one goes on top of each front strut. They are not even an inch tall, and they lift the truck 1.25" in the front. They are also very inexpensive, and the install is very simple. Aside from the slight difference in looks, you would never know it was modified. I have put 15,000 miles on the spacers in the last 6 months or so with zero issues.
Zone Offroad 1.25" Leveling Kit C1121
This is what I did also. The rear fenderwell of my truck was exactly 36" - when I added the Zone 1.25 the front is now exactly 36" also. Strangely, it still looks as if the rear is a little higher for some reason. I couldn't tell any difference in the ride vs stock - I think the ride is very good. I don't drive off road nor drive over any rough terrain really so the Bilsteins would have been overkill for me. The spacers removed a little bit of the 'rake' and that's all I wanted to accomplish. Total cost with installation and alignment was a little over $300 if I recall right.

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