When sizing up a brand new four wheel drive truck, a few questions can arise. Should it be lifted? How high? It seems natural to add few inches of altitude to a truck that already has plenty of capability.
We tookthe Suburban out to World Famous 4x4 in Burbank, California, to have their knowledgeable technicians install a 6-inch RCD lift kit, a dual shock hoop, also from RCD, as well as a set of Bushwacker fender flares
When we picked up a ’02 GMC Sierra 1500 a while back we gave it a good examination. Suspension wise, it had been lowered with a Belltech 2/4 drop and had an Air Lift Ride Control rear load ’bag kit installed.
This upgrade can be applied to any brand of ¾- or 1-ton pickup with rear leaf springs. Installing quality shocks and having the ability to dial in ride softness or firmness will help eliminate a “trucklike/stiff” ride.
After researching big lift kits available for our truck, we found that 3rd Coast Suspension (B&C Offroad) had a front 14-inch lift kit that would retain all the factory geometry on our truck and look good doing it.