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  1. DaytonaBabe

    DaytonaBabe Super Moderator

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    Need a lift for our new truck - 2020 GMC 2500HD. It's been 11 years since we last lifted a truck, so things have probably changed a bit. Hoping the RDP Braintrust has some wisdom to share.

    Looking to put 35s, 6" lift, and really don't want a lift that requires cutting, etc that will void the warranty.

    ProComp, McGaughy's, BDS, Cognito, CST? What's the best option these days?


    Move along if your answer has anything to do with "don't lift it" or similar...

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  2. Big B Hova

    Big B Hova HOSS

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    Dont lift it or similar problems will arise! :D
     
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  3. USCFAN

    USCFAN Former Shitbox Owner...

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    Being that it’s the 2020 don’t believe there is much if anything as far as lift goes for it. I know there are a few things in the works just not in production as far as I know.
     
  4. HOOTER SLED-

    HOOTER SLED- Supercharged MOTORBOAT!!!

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    I thought that was a Ford......:D
     
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  5. Runs2rch

    Runs2rch Well-Known Member

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    Go 37's with a 6 inch.

    Cognito or BDS. Have to look, but I bet any 6 inch plus will require cutting.
     
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  6. DaytonaBabe

    DaytonaBabe Super Moderator

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    Guess your old man vision is failing...






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  7. LakeMead Boater

    LakeMead Boater Well-Known Member

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    What @Runs2rch said, you'll probably need 37's. All the new trucks can pretty much fit 35's with just a leveling kit.

    Congrats on the new truck!
     
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  8. 82daytona

    82daytona Well-Known Member

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    Cognito as big as possible


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  9. JB in so cal

    JB in so cal Well-Known Member

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    You compensating for something DB? :)
     
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  10. Andy B.

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    Congrats on the new truck looking forward to progress picks and if you could share some interior pics that would be great. Perfect color by the way nice and clean!
     
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  11. DaytonaBabe

    DaytonaBabe Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I'm not tall enough, so....






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    @RVRKID

    That's all I have to say on this issue..

    :cool:
     
  13. DaytonaBabe

    DaytonaBabe Super Moderator

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    Thank you!
    Interior pics It's SO much bigger inside than our other GMC - wider and a lot more room in the back too. The rear air is a nice addition too... storage everywhere: built-ins under the back seat, in the seat backs, etc. I don't keep much in the truck, but it's nice to have the options.
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  14. WAAZ

    WAAZ Well-Known Member

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    What oil are you running in it
     
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  15. 530RL

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    Talk to Scott Moyes at Total Auto Pros.

    16th street just south of Missouri.

    I you want his cell, have James email me and I will send it over.
     
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  16. HGP3

    HGP3 Well-Known Member

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    Nice truck!

    6" lift? Goddamn. That's pretty damn tall on a 2500.

    35" will be too small with a 6".

    Level it with 35".

    EDIT: I just read your "move along" part of your post. Please don't send me on vacation with @GRADS .
     
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  17. rivrrts429

    rivrrts429 Arch Stanton...

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    I would definitely echo RM’s suggestion to reach out to @RVRKID.

    That’s a beautiful truck DB, Congrats!
     
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  18. cakemoto

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    As was mentioned I don’t know if they’ll have anything in stock but four wheel parts in Phoenix this weekend is having a summer sale supposedly lift kits are on sale
     
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  19. 82daytona

    82daytona Well-Known Member

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    There was an inmate here who worked at cognito. I don’t recall his name though.


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  20. Cdog

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    From my reading torsion keys & 35’s are where it’s at.

    Call cognitio or Cal super trucks in SB and see if they want to use your truck to beta test a lift. My 01 was the first on 38’s with Cal super trucks back in the day.

    I’d put it on 35’s and call it done.
     
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  21. HGP3

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    Are GM HD's still independent front suspension?
     
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    Much like your spellcheck....:D;)
     
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    Yes
     
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  24. DaytonaBabe

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    Ha! Yep!!!






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  26. BHC Vic

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    Just level it. I’ll never lift another truck
     
  27. DaytonaBabe

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    Thank you! I'll tell him to reach out to you!






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  28. monkeyswrench

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    Does the back seat contain a fridge for beer, a gun safe...both?
    :p

    I like it!
     
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    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    Don’t cheap out in shocks. They’re what’s going to make or break your ride quality.

    2.5” minimum, 3” even better.
    Fox or King’s.
    Don’t go for house-name crap, it’s overpriced junk.

    Stay away from Fabjunk unless you want to rattle your fillings loose.

    Also keep proper air pressure in tires to optimize ride quality. No need to max out psi

    Edit:
    Fox not Fix

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  31. HGP3

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    Gotcha. So assuming it is 4X4, 6" lift is going to be $$. You can't simply throw a spindle and springs on it.
     
  32. 2Driver

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    Congrats on the truck Mel it looks great. I’m jealous and don’t even want to know the OTD.
     
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  34. DaytonaBabe

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    I agree. It has a digital as well as a heads up display too






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  35. FROGMAN524

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    Cognito 4-6 and 325/60r20s


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    I like the color:D
     
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  37. DaytonaBabe

    DaytonaBabe Super Moderator

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    Just went by 4 Wheel Parts. Lift's for the 2020s aren't even out yet.... gah!






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    You should define proper air pressure...

    And where to get the handheld to change the factory programing.

    ;)
     
  39. DaytonaBabe

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    We are happy with the deal we worked, for sure (not many (ANY) deals to be had on a truck that spent only a few hours on the lot), but rest assured I worked some magic... We keep our trucks for a long time, so it was worth the ouchy price...








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  40. JB in so cal

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  41. DaytonaBabe

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    Hehe Princess Kaiya now has more room in the back seat than she's ever had before! She's pretty stoked






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  42. DaytonaBabe

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    The kind that the factory in Flint, Michigan put in....






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    If i had it to do over again I would spend a bit more and get a lift with some decent travel. I did a 6” drop down on my 2500. It runs good on the road but it would be nice to have some extra travel off road.


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    Be sure to get that bad girl ceramic coated. :)
     
  45. milkmoney

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    Nice truck. . Congrats.

    Looks high enough already in the pics

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    Nice. So glad to see GM bring back rear air vent not located under the seat and tied into the circulation setting.

    Still not moving away from my Ford ;)
     
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    BDS w 35’s rides really nice but expensive and involved. That would be my vote though, what I have on mine.
     
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    My vote would be for a full throttle suspension lift kit. I have their full setup on my f350 Dually and it rides awesome
     
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    I would not lift 6" and 35's
    Go with a 4 " and 33's

    I have 6" and 35's
    Gets to be a PIA . Looks Bitchen But not to practical
    My.02
     
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  50. DaytonaBabe

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    You know I already put a call into my guy for that, for sure






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