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.
Lift kits are nothing new. For years the truck market has been infatuated with producing lift kits without any forethought into the longevity of how well the truck rides, handles, or steers—just make it higher.