2016 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71

D45

Explorer
30" curved LED light bar installed quick a d easy

Removing the radiator cover and the grill was quick and easy.

I just had to wire in a 8" ground wire
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D45

Explorer
Rear with 4” Block (Not Stack – 2-3/4” rear lift):
Driver Rear: 40.625”…………………….7/8” taller than front
Passenger Rear: 40.875”………………..1.5” taller than front
I made the decision to go with a single 4" tall tapered block...…….yes its tall, but I will make it work

Stacking the factory 1-1/4" and the Superlift tapered 2" block would net a 3-1/4" rear lift anyways

The rear end should sit around 3/4" to 1" taller

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D45

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The Ready Lift #26-3104 blocks and u-bolts are very nice

The blocks are cast iron and are coated in a nice thick corrosion resistant paint

The u-bolts are also coated in a corrosion resistance paint

Tapered, so they measure 4-1/8" x 3-7/8"
 

D45

Explorer
I replaced the trucks cabin filter today

Took under 5 min

It was dirty but wasn't too too bad

Creeping up on 60,000 miles so I assume the dealer changed it before I bought it

Need to do an oil change soon also
 

D45

Explorer
Next Sunday I plan to install the lift on the rear end, which basically will include the rear shock extensions, rear lift blocks, and rear brake line relocation

Sunday I will also start removing the front end components and install the front end lift Monday

Trying to tackle the entire lift in one day was manageable, but I feel we rushed through some things and I want to take more time on my truck

This week I will shop for tires, either 295/70R18 (34.30 x 11.60) or 285/75R18 (34.80 x 11.20)

I am leaning towards the 295/70s
 

SoTxAg06

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Next Sunday I plan to install the lift on the rear end, which basically will include the rear shock extensions, rear lift blocks, and rear brake line relocation

Sunday I will also start removing the front end components and install the front end lift Monday

Trying to tackle the entire lift in one day was manageable, but I feel we rushed through some things and I want to take more time on my truck

This week I will shop for tires, either 295/70R18 (34.30 x 11.60) or 285/75R18 (34.80 x 11.20)

I am leaning towards the 295/70s
Nice. I had 295/70R18 on my last Ram. What brand/type of tire are you looking at?


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SoTxAg06

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Honestly not sure...….not a mud terrain for sure.

Something like an aggressive AT tire, but it will boil down to price and availability
I had the nitto ridge grapler in that size. Kind of middle ground between the mt and at. Up until those I had run BFG ATs with success. Had duratracs once, but I didn’t care for them.


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D45

Explorer
Ready Lift 4" tapered lift blocks compared the Superlift 2" tapered lift blocks

Ready Lifts are far superior in my opinion, due to the front and rear tabs that help to LOCK the block onto the pad

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D45

Explorer
Ready Lift 5/8" thick u-bolts compared to Superlift 9/16" thick u-bolts

5/8" u-bolts are GRADE 8 and 9/16" u-bolts are GRADE 5

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D45

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3.5" Superlift installed today a long with the 4" rear block

Long day wrenching!!!

Alignment is Thursday morning

I'll get pics up soon
 
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