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kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby kwilder [OP] » Feb 13 2020, 4:04pm

New Truck, New Build!

Hi Everyone, Just picked up a 2018 Sierra All Terrain double cab 6.2 with 10k miles to replace my '15. As far as I can tell, there aren't too many double cab 6.2 trucks out there, because the 6.2 always ended up in the Denali or High Country. Not sure how I feel about the white yet, but it might grow on me...

I really like the additional power, and it seems to get great mileage. Going to be doing some upgrades to this truck of course. My old truck had Fox Factory 2.5 leveling coilovers and a 1.75" body lift, but this time I am going to do it right, I'm thinking a 4" suspension lift will get the truck riding at about the same height. I like the CST kit because it seems to involve less cutting than BDS, and it keeps the track width the same as stock.
https://cstsuspension.com/shop/gmc/4wd-gmc/14-18-chevy-gmc-1500-4wd-gmc/4-inch-lift-kit-2014-to-2018-k1500/

I would like to use the 4" fox coilovers that BDS uses in their lift kit, and I have been told they will work with the CST kit:

https://liftkits4less.com/bds-88306135-88302135-front-fox-2-5-remote-reservoir-coil-overs-w-optional-dsc-adjuster-fits-4-lift-pair

Either way I am excited for the snow and ice to melt so I can get to work on this build!

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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby GBSierraSLE » Feb 13 2020, 4:34pm

Nice find!
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby nealinator » Feb 13 2020, 5:01pm

Nice truck Kevin! The white certainly goes with the snow...haha.

Will certainly enjoy following along with your new build...exp with the plans you mentioned already.

What made you look to upgrade in the first place? Your 15 was a nice truck too.
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby kwilder [OP] » Feb 13 2020, 5:24pm

nealinator wrote:Nice truck Kevin! The white certainly goes with the snow...haha.

Will certainly enjoy following along with your new build...exp with the plans you mentioned already.

What made you look to upgrade in the first place? Your 15 was a nice truck too.


My brother wanted to buy my truck... He's wanted it for about a year (known service history, good mods, etc) and I always said "Maybe I'll consider it if I can find a 6.2L with a 6.5' bed" and I finally found it. Plus the miles were getting up there... I had 132k on my 2015 and it seemed like a good time to get out depreciation wise
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby nealinator » Feb 13 2020, 5:26pm

Ah...I got you. Worked out great for both of you and it stays in the family!
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby kwilder [OP] » Feb 13 2020, 11:04pm

Has anyone ever put the 2014/15 taillights on the 2016+ truck? My brother would rather have the new style and I would actually rather have the older. I've seen a lot of threads where people went old ->new but I can't find one where someone went the other way
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby dane0254 » Feb 14 2020, 12:17am

Good luck, I can't wait to see the build.
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby SSchup » Feb 14 2020, 1:34am

If you decide to do the CST 4 1/2" lift, I would just do the CST coilovers. You can get the non resi versions for around $1K and the rei version for $1.5K. I'm running the non resi version and they are great.
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby kwilder [OP] » Feb 14 2020, 4:34am

I actually never knew much about the CST Coilovers until I looked at the CST lift. I have been a fan of fox on my truck (and my mtb for what its worth) but I would be open to trying something else out. I did over 100k trouble free miles on my fox shocks and they still work awesome, in fact driving around on the stock ranchos just feels so off. In what way are the CST better?

Also I didn't see matching 2.5 rear shocks on their website
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Re: kwilder's '18 All Terrain 6.2 Build

Postby kwilder [OP] » Feb 14 2020, 2:56pm

SSchup wrote:If you decide to do the CST 4 1/2" lift, I would just do the CST coilovers. You can get the non resi versions for around $1K and the rei version for $1.5K. I'm running the non resi version and they are great.


Do the CST coilovers have a ride height adjustment that is separate from the preload nut? I have seen cars that have coilovers that have a separate ride height adjustment on the bottom of the coilover and the preload nut on top. I was a little disappointed in the fox that the way to get the max ride height was to increase the preload so it didn't sag, then your ride quality is not good.
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