Walking around the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the number of raised trucks on display is a bit overwhelming, with examples running the gamut from mild lifts to full-blown car-crushing monsters, and everything in between. During our time there, we spoke with representatives from General Motors, who clued us in on a little-known lift kit for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that is worth highlighting.
This kit provides the light-duty pickup with a two-inch suspension lift, and is offered as the only two-inch suspension lift kit that was “designed, engineered, tested and backed by General Motors” specifically for the Chevrolet Silverado.
“Developed by the same vehicle-level engineers that built the truck, this system was tested under the same grueling conditions, and will not void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty,” Chevy explains.
The kit includes front and rear passive monotube dampers that are tuned specifically for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 chassis, as well as front half-shafts, rear leaf spring spacers, front compatibility brackets, jounce bumpers, and all the hardware needed to make it work.
Critically, the kit also includes Front Camera Reconfiguration and Electronic Power Steering Calibration, which means those high-tech features aren’t tossed out the window with the suspension lift.
Pricing is set at around $1,300. Installation by an authorized GM Dealer is recommended.
Restrictions for this particular kit make it incompatible with the following Chevrolet Silverado vehicles (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- All regular cab trucks
- 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss models
- All Max Trailering Package trucks (NHT)
- All Snow Plow Prep-equipped trucks (VYU)
- Any 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 equipped with composite rear leaf springs, including LT trim level with the 5.3L V8 L84 engine, LT trim level with Short Bed and 3.0L turbo-diesel LM2 inline six-cylinder Duramax engine