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Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 15 2021, 11:38pm

I'm about to place the order for a 6" Lift KIt through BDS and I need a mechanics advise before placing the order.
2009 1500 Silverado

Does it matter- is it better; for me to either get the Block+AAL or the Leaf Springs for the rear?

The other question is if I do choose the Leaf Springs, why does it say it comes with the "Box Kit" too? I thought Leaf Springs replace a block to lift the truck?

As far as the leaf springs I have in my truck well I have to check on it after work and see if they do need to be replaced anyway. But let's say they do not. I also in a blue moon will tow nor do I ever tow for that matter.

But obviously if I'm spending on a package suspension on my truck, as a person who knows a lot about trucks and mechanic, what do you think?

Thanks guy.
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Postby 19trax95 » Apr 15 2021, 11:41pm

All spring is ALWAYS better than blocks in my opinion.

But either one will work. Main thing I don't like about blocks is the added leverage (if you will) on the axle, which can cause axle wrap. Not that new leafs will solve that issue entirely either, but it will be far less than the blocks would be.

I don't really like a block bigger than around 3". Less block the better imo
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 15 2021, 11:44pm

In regards to the Rear Box Kit on the pic, it comes with the rear springs, what is it? Tried to look it up on Google and I believe they're like bolts? My main concern is that it's not a block that is going to be installed with the Rear Springs. In that case, they're both the same lifts except for the added Springs.
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Postby 19trax95 » Apr 15 2021, 11:53pm

You won't have a block with those springs. The springs are arched to be the correct height without the use of a block. If I had to venture a guess, that is the new u bolts and such that are needed.
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Re: Need your opinion before placing order

Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 15 2021, 11:55pm

Once again the SilveradoSierra comes through. You guys are more reliable than any random stop-by mechanic shop and asking them a question.

Thanks for the expertise and opinion.
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Postby 19trax95 » Apr 15 2021, 11:59pm

Before you order, checkout liftkits4less.com.

They have some pretty incredible pricing and they are top notch when it comes to customer service.

I ordered my BDS coilover conversion from them and they by far had the best deal out there. BDS kits are also about on a 20 day lead time to ship out. They said they are basically built to order at this point.
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Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 16 2021, 12:00am

Alright, I'll check it out before placing it, thanks!
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Postby 19trax95 » Apr 16 2021, 12:03am

Yeah definitely worth checking. I was able to upgrade to the reservoir rear shocks and get the skid plates for the price of the base kit from BDS. So basically got an 800 some off dollar discount if you look at it that way versus going right through bds.
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Postby GREEN7OLDIES [OP] » Apr 16 2021, 6:16pm

You were right. They're crazy more cheap. Literally by $300-400 less than BDS. And almost $300 cheaper than CustomOffsets.

Was the packaging all good etc? Any comments before I place the order?
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Postby Bradley21sanders » Apr 16 2021, 6:25pm

Agreed that the smaller the rear block the better. There is a reason factory comes with only a 1.25" one.

I just helped a member build some track bars to eliminate his axle wrap due to large blocks.
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