Toys For Trucks Lifts a 2018 Sierra HD With CST, Method & Toyo
Better With 37s
One of our favorite things to do around here at Truckin is take a very new, stock truck and alter the stance in one direction or the other. This month, we chose to take a bone-stock '18 Sierra 2500 HD and lift it up—way up! The first call we made was to CST Performance Suspension for a size large lift. The 8- to 10-inch adjustable lift kit for the front end includes CST's one-piece gusseted subframe with a steel fullsize differential skidplate, CNC-machined front steering knuckles, high-strength steering drop centerlink with Heim jointed support links to minimize wear of the factory idler and pitman arms, differential drop brackets, heavy-duty bumpstop brackets, extended sway bar end links, brake lines and drop brackets, CST laser-cut torsion X-member drop brackets, and all the necessary hardware. The kit also includes four Dirt-Series 2.0 steel body reservoir shocks along with rear leaf springs, 1-inch lift blocks, spring plates, and zinc-plated U-bolts for 7.5 inches of rear lift.
Our next call was to Method Race Wheels for a set of 18x9 305 NV wheels in Matte Black. They feature one-piece cast 356 aluminum construction with T6 heat treatment, a V.1 Street-Loc lip with undercut that simulates a beadlock wheel, and replaceable zinc-plated bolts around the lip. We contacted Toyo Tires for a set of Open Country M/T 37x13.50R18LT tires to accompany the wheels. Open Country M/Ts feature 3-ply polyester construction; aggressive tread design with hook-shaped blocks; open, scalloped shoulder blocks; over-the-shoulder tread; and deep siping in the tread blocks. Most importantly, they look cool and perform well.
We'd heard about Toys For Trucks in Hesperia, California, for quite a while and decided it was time to take a trip out there for an installation. The crew specializes in lift kits and truck accessories and has a very nice facility and showroom. We showed up with our new Sierra HD and, a little more than a day later, we were on the road about a foot closer to the sky! Take a look as we do the work below and check out the websites to see what's available for your truck.