Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit for Steel Arms for all 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s and GMC Sierra 1500s.
There are plenty of reasons you might be looking at this 2" leveling kit for your 2007-2016 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra. But no matter what your reason is, this kit from Rough Country gives you everything you need to maintain your factory ride quality while leveling the front of your truck with the rear.
Features & Benefits:
- Maintains Factory Ride Quality
- Allows You to Run Up to a 32" Tire While Leveling the Front of Your Silverado or Sierra
- Increased Ground Clearance
- Levels the Front with the Rear of the Vehicle
- Allows Fitment Without the Need to Disassemble Your Struts to Install
- 100% Simple Bolt-On Installation
- Fits 2WD and 4WD Trucks
- Includes Two (2) Lower Strut Mount Extensions and Installation Hardware
This 1307 Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit for Steel Arms will allow you to maintain your factory ride quality but still enjoy increased ground clearance. As a matter of fact, you'll be able to run up to a 32" tire while leveling the front of your Silverado or Sierra! Installation is a simple bolt-on job, and you won't need to disassemble your struts to install them. You'll get two lower strut mount extensions and hardware when you order this kit, and it'll easily fit 2WD and 4WD trucks.
Please Note: This leveling kit does NOT fit 2014-2016 GMC "Denali" models and 2007 "Classic" models.
*This leveling kit ONLY fits models with steel lower front control arms.
Order a 1307 Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit for Steel Arms for your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or GMC Sierra 1500 from CJ Pony Parts today!
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On a 2015 Regular Cab 2wd Long bed Silverado: 1) Wouldnt disconnecting the battery be easier and less risk to damage of parts? 2) The lower leveling kit seems more desirable for installation ease. Wht advantage dothe upper kits offer over theslower ones?
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This leveling kit will fit 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive Sierra and Silverado 1500's from 2007 -2016. However, Rough Country offers 2 versions, one for steel control arms and the other for aluminum control arms. You want to make sure which setup you have before ordering the kit. This is a 100% bolt on kit. Each kit comes with everything that you need. The only difference between each kit is the hardware itself.
For this installation, you will need a lift or a jack and jack stands, a 3/8 ratchet, a 10 millimeter socket, a 15 millimeter socket, a 17 millimeter socket, a 21 millimeter socket, an extension, a torque wrench, a 15 millimeter wrench, a 17 millimeter wrench, and 18 millimeter wrench, a flat head screwdriver, a 7/32 Allen key, and a hammer.
Like I said earlier, there's 2 kits available for this truck, one for steel control arms and the other for aluminum. There's a really simple way to find out which ones you have. Take a magnet, stick it on. If the magnet sticks, you have steel control arms. If it doesn't, you have aluminum. Once you've figured that out, you have to see if you have electric power steering or not because you have to disconnect the connectors going to the unit if you have electric power steering.
In our case, we do have power steering. In order to disconnect the power steering we have to remove the skid plate. There's 4 10 millimeter bolts securing the skid plate on. Once you remove the skid plate, there's 3 connectors on the power steering unit that you have to remove. These 2 connectors right here are the exact same connector type and then here is a different one. Pop that out. Like I said, this connector is the same one as the connector up here, so this is the same process as the one up there. Once you have this pulled out, pull the connector off. Now we have all 3 connectors disconnected.
Now that we have the connectors disconnected on the power steering assembly, we're going to loosen up the top strut mounts. We don't have to take these nuts completely off, you just have to loosen them to allow the strut to maneuver when you're installing the new spacer. Like I said, you don't have to completely remove these nuts. All you have to do is loosen them to allow for adjustability.
Now we have to remove the tie rod from the steering knuckle. We removed the nut on the tie rod, but the tie rod is still in the knuckle. To remove the tie rod from the knuckle, you have to hit the knuckle with a hammer. Do not hit the threads or the rod with a hammer ever. You want to hit the knuckle itself.
Now we have to remove the sway bar end link. It's a 15 millimeter nut on top and a 15 millimeter bolt on the bottom. I am by myself, so I have a socket on the bottom and I have the wrench lodged against the strut. Next, we're going to loosen the upper control arm nut. You don't have to take it completely off, but we are going to loosen it just to allow some adjustability. With the nut loose on the upper control arm, we have to hit the knuckle with the hammer to loosen it. You don't want to hit the control arm or the threads with the hammer. Only hit the knuckle.
Now we're going to remove the lower strut bolts. They're 2 15 millimeter bolts. You can toss these bolts aside because you won't be using them. Toss this bolt aside as well. Next, you have to remove these clips that are on top of the strut so you can put on the new hardware. Just get a screwdriver in there and twist it.
Now it's time to install the spacer. You're going to install it just like this with the thin part facing towards the middle of the truck. Pull down on the hub, slide the spacer under the strut, get it lined up and you can put your bolts through. Now we're going to install the bolts. This one underneath the axle, we're going to install with the bolt going up. It's hard to get the bolt up here to go down. With the bolt all the way through get your washer on, drop the bolt a little bit. Get the nut on and then thread it on. You can go to the other side. Don't tighten this just yet. You want to have some slack so you can do the other bolt. Put the washer and the nut on the bottom. Tighten it up.
To tighten these, they are a different size. They are 17's so you need the 17 millimeter wrench and a 17 millimeter socket. You're going to tighten these to the factory torque spec. Now we're going to torque these bolts down to 35 foot pounds. Now we're going to reinstall the sway bar end link. Now, tighten the sway bar end link. Now it's time to reinstall the tie rod. Get this nut on then you can get a 10 millimeter socket on here and tighten the nut.
Now it's time to tighten the upper control arm nut. You get a 7/32 Allen key or hex key whatever you like to call it. Stick it in the bottom of the bolt and then tighten the nut. Now we have to re-tighten the nuts on top of the strut. Now you just have to repeat this same process on the other side, reconnect your power steering and then install the splash guard.
Now that you've installed the spacers on both sides and plugged in the connectors on the power steering unit, you can reinstall the splash guard. Now the installation is complete. Just put the truck back on the ground and make sure you put the wheels back on.
All right. The installation of our leveling kit is complete. Our truck has a little bit extra attitude and some extra ground clearance. Before you do anything, you need to take your truck to an alignment shop or you'll have uneven tire wear. Installation for this kit should take between 2 and 3 hours.