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Lift Kit for my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab

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pticerve

I would like to add at least 3-inches of ground clearance to my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab. What brand of suspension lift kit can you suggest? Something not that expensive please. 

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1HELLUVALIFE

what are you trying to spend?   Typically cheap lift and good ride don't go together. 

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oldjeep

Lift kits don't add ground clearance.  To get 3" of additional ground clearance you need tires that are 6" taller.

 

 

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kylesullens

Getting larger tires under a late model Chevy is tricky because of the square fenders.

I have a '14 Silverado 2500HD which is the same truck as yours.  I also wanted more ground clearance, but I didn't want too much lift because I tow gooseneck and 5th wheel trailers often.

I used the Rough Country level kit

 

With this kit, I can run 265/70/20s which provide for greater clearance than stock, but are the largest tires that will fit inside the fender wells.  To go any larger, I would need to do more lift to get out from under the fenders.

The kit cost about $500 including shocks.  I installed myself, but any tire shop should be able to do it in about 4 hours/$500.  I am happy with the clearance, look, and ride quality.

 

 

 

 

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kylesullens

This is what my 2500 looks like with the lift and new 265/70/20 Toyo MTs on stock Chevy 20" wheels.

not sure how much ground clearance I gained under the pumpkins.  Eliminating the rake of the stock suspension helped a great deal by brining the front bumper up about 4.5".  This was my main goal because the stock height was very low in the front and I was grounding the bumper often while hunting or working on the farm.  This kit solved most of my problem and was the least expensive of any non-body-block option that I found.

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oldjeep
9 minutes ago, kylesullens said:

This is what my 2500 looks like with the lift and new 265/70/20 Toyo MTs on stock Chevy 20" wheels.

not sure how much ground clearance I gained under the pumpkins.  Eliminating the rake of the stock suspension helped a great deal by brining the front bumper up about 4.5".  This was my main goal because the stock height was very low in the front and I was grounding the bumper often while hunting or working on the farm.  This kit solved most of my problem and was the least expensive of any non-body-block option that I found.

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And that would be increasing your approach angle, which is handy for the reason you described.  A leveling kit with no tire change increases your approach angle and decreases your departure angle (you stop dragging the front end as much  and start dragging the back end more)

 

Your increase in ground clearance would be (New tire height - Old tire height)/2

 

 

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mackie12

I went with the "Ready Lift" brand, the 3" in the front and 1" in the rear, leveled everything out perfectly. put on a set of 305/55R20's and she looks good.

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