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Leveling kit

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by scash77, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    Has anyone done a leveling kit on their 1/2 ton pick up or SUV? Mine is a 03 Yukon. GMC ride pretty low....Saw leveling kits online for about $100. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Questions? Additions? Deletions?
     
  2. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    When my blade is all the way up and cut all the way left or right it can catch on a driveway if it's an incline at all.
     
  3. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,491

    You burned your bridges man, we tried to warn ya.

    By the way, you need weight in your ass end.
     
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  4. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    Haha ok. If someone is that petty they can keep their advice. Anyway if there is only like 5 guys on here responding I guess I'm in the wrong place. And if you have to eat **** to get an answer that definitely ain't happening. Anyway I have no interest in arguing. Just advice...sooooooo..........
     
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  5. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Check with dealer who installed plow. Timbrens and leveling kits are installed on pick-ups frequently, not sure with the Yukon. I rearely see plows on those for your model year. I "think" they may have a slightly different suspension set up vs a pick-up, but don't quote me on that. The dealer who installed the plow will let you know what if any options you have.
     
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  6. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    Yea good place to start. I think he may be expensive though. I was hoping to have the mechanics down the street do it. But definitely want it done right so if it's more it's more...just looking if anyone has done it and how it worked out...Chevy pick ups and Yukon's ride about the same height so anyone who's done it let me know.....and I know most normal guys don't plow with a Yukon lol. Thanks for your help bud.
     
  7. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,491

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    Before you spend money on all the upgrades for you truck you need to put weight in the back. A few hundred pounds behind the rear axle. Try that and see how your plow sits.
     
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  8. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    thanks very much for the tip. much appreciated
     
  9. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,722

    Put the weight in the back as suggested, If the plow still touches angled check on some other options. Maybe just don't angle in a incline. Either way you still need the weight, Timbrens maybe, Crank up torsion bars etc. Keep in mind I'm not a mechanic. Good Luck
     
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  10. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,491

    Since you don't have any contracts, and it's really too late in the season, once you get insurance, etc, you'll be hard up to turn a profit this year. I would see how things go with the counterweight and try not to spend any money than you can. I assume the Yukon has torsion bars (my 04 chevy 2500 does), like Fred suggested, crank them up a few turns to raise your front end.
     
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  11. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,722

    They installed the plow and they maybe expensive, You still can have them give you there diagnoses of the issue. Then maybe have your buddies down the road perform the work.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,794


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  13. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    thanks
     
  14. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    thank you
     
  15. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    youre right i think thats exactly what im going to do thanks
     
  16. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    thanks for posting what two other people said..very helpful.....its not always what you say (or type) its how its said.....take a look and see if you can tell the difference since it seems you have some time to kill.....thanks again and good luck in all your endeavours!
     
  17. darryl g

    darryl g Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 436

    Ditto on torsion bars. Cranking them up a few turns will raise and stiffen the front end a bit and it's easy to do yourself. It will change the alignment a bit, but I have 4 or 5 turns on my Silverado 2500 HD and haven't bothered to realign it and don't have uneven tire wear. Be sure to mark them so you can count the turns and of course do them evenly. It's probably the quickest and easiest thing to do and you can turn them back down in the spring if you want.
     
  18. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    i did hear that cranking the torsion bars can make the truck ride bad and installing a leveling kit is much better. any experience with this? thanks
     
  19. scash77

    scash77 Member
    Messages: 74

    thanks bro. did cranking them make the truck ride a lot harder? ive heard it does and the leveling kit makes that not the case....of course i have absolutely no idea. thanks
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,463

    There were a lot more than 5 but after the others saw what was posted all they would be doing
    Is parroting the same info at you.

    Hint thoes 5 guys , proabBely have over 100yrs of combined experince in the snow industery.


    But,
    Our manners,

    Hey, welcome to plow site,
    I hear you have a lock fetish?