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Do I need a leveling kit? 2011 Sierra 1500 & Boss Standard 7'6"

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by thewholetruth, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. thewholetruth

    thewholetruth Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hello,

    I'm on the install list for a 7'6" Boss Standard plow on my 2011 Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew with 5.3L.

    I have four questions:

    1) Do I need a leveling kit?

    2) If I do need a leveling kit, is this a decent one? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00192QT26/

    3) If I do need a leveling kit, am I better off adding it before or after the plow is installed?

    4) Is the 7'6" Boss Standard a good match for this truck?

    Thank you.
     
  2. thewholetruth

    thewholetruth Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Update: a dealer mentioned that they offer a General Motors spacer that levels the front-end sufficiently. It sounds like it's a rubber stopper of sorts.

    This seems like a reasonable approach too. Any thoughts on this?
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  3. thewholetruth

    thewholetruth Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Apologies for the long thread here, but one thing I failed to mention in the original post was that I have the All Terrain package, which I believe has Rancho shocks.
     
  4. tomcat01

    tomcat01 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I would recommend it. I had one on my 1500 never had a plow on it but i just got one put on my 2500 and even with the leveling kit on that it still sags.


    On my 1500 i had a rough country kit. rode pretty nice. also bilstein 5100s help. not only for plowing but they make the truck ride much smoother
     
  5. thewholetruth

    thewholetruth Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Is this the kit you installed?

    http://www.roughcountry.com/gm-leveling-lift-kit-1307-8.html

    One thing that's scaring me about all of these kits is they include language like this:

    It is the buyers responsibility to have all bolts / nuts checked after the first 500 miles and then every 1000 miles.
     
  6. tomcat01

    tomcat01 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    yeah thats what i had.


    Well that should be true of any kit on the market. its good practice to check things after you mess with them