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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice, want to lift my '07 2WD

I could use some advice here if anyone can help. I would like to lift my 07 2WD. I think I want more than the Pro Comp 63225K 2.5" Front 1.5" Rear Suspension Lift Kit for Colorado Canyon 2WD. However the price for this kit is extremely inviting.
Does anyone have pics of this kit on their 2WD?
What max size tire without too much rub can i run?
What are my options for a little more lift?

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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2.5" up front will get you over 31x10.50's.

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If you have zq8 or z85 you can look on ebay for a spindle kit. About $320. It's 3 in the front and 2 in the back. You can also add a spring spacer to that
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If you have zq8 or z85 you can look on ebay for a spindle kit. About $320. It's 3 in the front and 2 in the back. You can also add a spring spacer to that
I'll look for those option codes. I have a pretty plain truck. Are those for Z71 packages or something like that?

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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we need to know if you have coil springs up front or torsion bars...

if you have coils then the pro comp kit you mentioned will work... its a standard coil spacer and shackle lift. you should be able to fit 31's with it. if you want to go higher then you will need a spindle lift kit

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I do have coil springs up front I have the Z85 option code.

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking this kit is my only option for my coil spring front end, without resorting to spindles. Any comments from anyone??
Chevy Colorado 2wd 2.5 inch Leveling Kit - Front (2004-2013) 2wd with front coil over struts

$249.95


MAXX Stak Adjustable Leveling Kit for 2004-2013 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon 2WD Models with Coil Spring on Strut

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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ready lift has a 2.5in front and 1.5in back for $399 they clame you can fit a 255/70/16 tire on stock rims or equal backspaceing
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ready lift has a 2.5in front and 1.5in back for $399 they clame you can fit a 255/70/16 tire on stock rims or equal backspaceing
Thanks for the info

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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If you have zq8 or z85 you can look on ebay for a spindle kit. About $320. It's 3 in the front and 2 in the back. You can also add a spring spacer to that
2x on the Spindles with the 2" shackle kit. I did the 2.5 strut spacers and yes, they did give me the clearance I needed to run 31's, however the ride quality after switching to spindles is a better option IMO.

This kit in the link already comes with shackles for the rear and the extended brake lines you need:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2008-GM...a04350&vxp=mtr

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I Bought and installed the "Suspension Maxx" front kit. I'm very pleased. It installed very nice in about 4 hours. The instructions weren't the best but adequate Quality parts. I decided to do just the front. I like the level look it has now without raising the back. next.... rims and tires!! I'm going to go with 17" or bigger because I know I'm going to go with the spindles some day too. Any comments on where to get a great deal on tires and wheels? Thanks for all the info from everyone.

2007 Colorado 2WD 3.7
Suspension Maxx 2.5" Level lift Front
245/65 - 17" All terrains
Annoying Low RPM Engine rattle
Crunchy rack and pinion
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I think you can get good tire deals on the internet someplace. I don't know, I just drive to the tire shop on old tires and drive home on new ones.

What did you install, coil spacers?
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I have a 2007 chevy colorado wt 2.9l 4cyl. 5spd. I ordered a 3 in strut mount spacer for a 1999 4wd toyota p/u for the front coil springs. The mounts had same part numbers so they should work. I also put shackle kit on rear. I'm running 255/70r16 at3 on 16x8 rims with 4 in. back spacing. they did not rub until I put a 125lb front bumper on the truck. My question is this, will the 2wd z71 torsion bar hub bearing assembly fit my zq8 coil spring spindles? i was told they were better bearings for the wider wheel combo.
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There is some confusion regarding whether or not there is a difference between the 2wd model hubs. The 4wd hubs, of course, will have the front axle mount configuration. Not sure what would make one of the hubs more preferable than another.

HUB. Front Wheel. BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTING/FRONT & KNUCKLE made by GM. #25832143

You might want to check in over at 355nation.net and post your question there. That is where most of the 1st Generation guys hang out.

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Here's my 2007 Z85 2wd with a REadylift 2.5/1.5 have 265/70r15 on which are 30/10.5's. They rub with the stock rims, even with the lift. ordered new wheels to solve this problem. It makes a nice difference...very strong stance and the ride quality hasn't changed at all...it was a pain to install, and you'll need an alignment when your done...but got my kit on Amazon for less than $300. So far I'm pretty stoked about it.

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