Adding a level kit to your Silverado or Sierra is a great, inexpensive way to get a bit more clearance for larger tires and to make you truck more aggresive looking. A level kit for you Silverado or Sierra will vary by design but there are some basic simiarities with most of the kits.
GM trucks that use a front strut suspension (2007 and newer 1500 models) can be levelled using either an upper strut spacer or a spacer between the strut and control arm. These kits are the easiest to install unless your kit has both and inner and an outer spacer. To install the inner spacer the strut will need to be disassembled in order to install it and that requires a strut compressor tool. The advantage to using an inner spacer is that you are then spreading the lift out which gives a bit better ride quality. The other option for these trucks is to do a strut replacement with Belltech's lift/level struts. You get the advantage of a performance strut and the adjustability of height by selecting the amount of spacers that support the lower coil spring mount.
GM Trucks that use a torsion bar front suspension (1988-2006 1500's and all 1988 and newer 2500/3500 series) will be levelled using replacement torsion bar keys that are indexed for additional lift. These keys will generally give about 2 inches of lift if the adjuster bolt is set close to the factory setting and they can be adjusted up or down to suit your needs,
There's not much that looks better than a set of tires filling your wheel wells. And now it's easier and more affordable than ever with a kit from BDS Suspension, Belltech, SBx Parts, Performance Accessories or Zone Offroad. A leveling kit varies by vehicle design but can include part such as upper or lower strut spacers on the late model Chevy and GMC 1500 series trucks to a replacement torsion bar key that is indexed to provide more lift to your suspension.
Although by definition a leveling kit is theoretically designed only to raise the front of your truck we also offer some kits that also provide a small lift in the rear to keep that rake that your truck has built into it from the factory so that the rear of your truck does not get lower than the front when you are hauling a load or towing a trailer.