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long term consequences of lifting?

Hey Everyone. I'm new to trucks...and to the forum. I LOVE my 2007 Colorado. I wanted it to look a little "taller" and put larger tires and a 2.5/1.5 lift on it recently. I did tons of research and read all the pros and cons before deciding to do the lift and tires. I wanted to know from "real" experience though if any of you have personally experienced the negatives of lifting that "they" warn you about...uneven tire wear, premature wearing of suspension components, brakes etc. So far I am happy with how the truck rides, stops and runs. My gas mileage is pretty much the same, but it's only been a couple of weeks. Thanks for any input you can give. This is my daily driver and I put app. 25K miles a year. I am hoping not to have to replace suspension and brake components on every year or so and also hope it will continue to run strong for another 100K miles. BTW...it's a 2.9 with stock gears. thanks

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Hey Everyone. I'm new to trucks...and to the forum. I LOVE my 2007 Colorado. I wanted it to look a little "taller" and put larger tires and a 2.5/1.5 lift on it recently. I did tons of research and read all the pros and cons before deciding to do the lift and tires. I wanted to know from "real" experience though if any of you have personally experienced the negatives of lifting that "they" warn you about...uneven tire wear, premature wearing of suspension components, brakes etc. So far I am happy with how the truck rides, stops and runs. My gas mileage is pretty much the same, but it's only been a couple of weeks. Thanks for any input you can give. This is my daily driver and I put app. 25K miles a year. I am hoping not to have to replace suspension and brake components on every year or so and also hope it will continue to run strong for another 100K miles. BTW...it's a 2.9 with stock gears. thanks
I used to have a 2007, I didn't lift it though. Some components are a little out of wack when you lift it with spacers/springs ect. Sorry but I can't speak specifically about the 2007 with a lift because I haven't looked at one. Sometimes ball joints and tie rods end can be bound up if the angle is affected enough by the lift (it is probably fine though). As far as brakes and tire wear not a problem at all. As long as everything is tight and aligned the tires will do fine. Brakes are not going to be affected at all by a lift. Also, remember your speedo/odometer are going to read slow with larger tires so you are actually getting better mileage and going faster than your truck thinks you are. This site will show you exactly how much. https://tiresize.com/calculator/ p.s. I loved my 2007 CC too, drove it for 8 years until I bought a 2016

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thanks for the reply. So far so good with this lift and tires.
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