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Old 11-04-2007, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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first off, is the z71 only 4x4 like the silverados, or do they make it in 2wd also , i just want someone to clarify that for me, and if so, could someone tell me the differance in the stock ride height of 2wd and 4wd and of z71 and z85
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get a Z71 in 2WD as well as 4WD (stupid, I think, but that was somebody's brilliant plan)...I think you can get a Z71 Silverado in 2WD as well now, but I'm not positive, and that's neither here nor there.

The difference in ride height between a Z71 and a Z85 is approximately two inches (the Z71 being higher than the Z85), and I don't think there is a ride height difference between a 2WD and a 4WD.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thank you, the reason im asking is because i have a 2wd z85 and i want to put a lift kit in it, it may sound stupid with it being 2wd but i think it would look good, and i see a lot of z71s that look really good, so i need to know what size kit i need to get the same stance.
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ok thank you, the reason im asking is because i have a 2wd z85 and i want to put a lift kit in it, it may sound stupid with it being 2wd but i think it would look good, and i see a lot of z71s that look really good, so i need to know what size kit i need to get the same stance.
Thats no dumber than buying a Z71 package and putting a lowering kit on it. Several members have done both on this forum. :P
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r u saying they are both dumb? or theres nothing wrong with it?
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does it matter? Is it going to affect your decision?
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no, just curious, im going to do it anyway as soon as i get some money, i like the stance of your truck, if i put a 4 inch lift in mine it should sit about the same as yours right? or shold i do a bigger lift, cuz i want it to be that height, or maybe a little bit higher, but not lower, 4 wheel parts is offering a good deal right now on the 4 inch rancho lift
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From your previous posts it sounds like you have a 2wd Z85. You probably have to go with the 5" CST lift for 2wds.
http://coloradofans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36183

Or you could go with the 3" fabtech to reach stock Z71 height. Then maybe add 2" lift coils for some more lift.

Rancho doesnt make a 2wd lift.
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yea, its a 2wd z85, and the truck in that thread is perfect...the rancho lift was a 4 inch. and i was checking into the 5 inch cst, but i dont know who to have install it, i just moved to san diego so i dont know any of the shops out here, and 4 wheel parts doesnt carry CST, i could do the rancho 4 inch and put on a body lift i guess...
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You cant do the rancho lift. Its for torsion bar trucks (All 4wds & 2wd Z71s).

The only lift options available for 2wd coil suspension trucks are the 3" fabtech spindles, 2" lift coils, and 5" CST spindles.
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