In January, GM Authority was the first to report that a GM leveling kit for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon was on its way. When we wrote that report, we didn’t have the price nor the finer details of the package, which we have now obtained.
The front leveling kit increases the front ride height by up to 1 inch to deliver a level vehicle stance and provides a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles. In addition, the kit also enables the use of popular off-road tire combinations.
Assigned GM part number 84608728, the Chevy Colorado leveling kit “utilizes a unique upper and lower spacer design to maintain optimal suspension geometry,” according to information distributed to dealers seen by GM Authority.
The kit includes front upper spacers, lower spacers and low profile nuts. It is constructed of e-coated steel for the upper spacer and polyurethane for the lower spacer.
The kit is available for all Chevrolet Colorado models except for 2WD models or trucks equipped with 20-inch wheels. It is also not available for the Colorado ZR2.
As of this writing, checks performed by GM Authority with dealers around the country show that the kit can be ordered and is generally available with a few days of placing the order.
The kit is also available for the GMC Canyon. See details at this link: GMC Canyon leveling kit.
The 1-inch front leveling kit is priced at $150.
There are several aftermarket leveling kits currently available for the Colorado. But while installation of those kits could void the truck’s new vehicle warranty or the warranty of the particular component(s) being modified, this GM/Chevrolet OEM kit does not void any warranties. It carries the greater of either the balance of the vehicle’s bumper to bumper warranty or 12 months / 12,000 miles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s are some common questions about the kit.
Q: What are the benefits of a leveling kit?
A: A leveling kit increases front ride height, leveling the vehicle’s stance and providing a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles.
Q: What equipment is required installation?
A: This kit will require the use of a spring compressor or it can be installed at your local dealership.
Q: What are the benefits of an upper and lower spacer design compared to a single spacer design of a comparable lift?
A: A single spacer design of similar lift may cause your ball joints to wear out prematurely in this application. The upper and lower spacers are designed to maintain optimal suspension geometry.
Q: Will installing this suspension leveling kit void my New Vehicle Warranty?
A: No, because it uses a unique upper and lower spacer design, it does not void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Q: Is an alignment required after installation?
A: The alignment should be checked by a dealer and adjusted if necessary.
GM is working on an all-new, next-gen Colorado, and we expect that model to land for the 2023 model year. See info and details on the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado.
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