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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:58 pm

Anyone running one. Found them on amazon and went to website. Seems like a good deal and good quality. Looking for lift for my 06 denali. Really only wanted a 2” max front lift but they have a 3” front and 2” rear for $132. Also seems its a normal one like suspensionmaxx where u disassembled the strut and install spacer. Let me know your thoughts.


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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm

I just switched to a Supreme 3"/2" lift from a Readylift 2"/1". It all depends on what you are looking for. If you looking for max tire size and clearance than go Supreme, if you are looking to fit 32" or smaller tire and just mild off road for with a 2" front lift with Z71.
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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Flyingfischer5 wrote:I just switched to a Supreme 3"/2" lift from a Readylift 2"/1". It all depends on what you are looking for. If you looking for max tire size and clearance than go Supreme, if you are looking to fit 32" or smaller tire and just mild off road for with a 2" front lift with Z71.


Do u have your upper control arms flipped. Was going to do the 3”/2” but i really dont want to flip them if i dont have too. Im already running 1.5” wheels spacers with 265/60/18 on stock denali wheels.


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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Yep, I flipped my UCA. If you are going 3" in the front I'd recommend flipping them. It only took me an extra 10 minutes each side since you pretty much have to disassemble a lot of the front for the 3" lift.
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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 pm

Flyingfischer5 wrote:Yep, I flipped my UCA. If you are going 3" in the front I'd recommend flipping them. It only took me an extra 10 minutes each side since you pretty much have to disassemble a lot of the front for the 3" lift.


What about if i just got with a 2” or 1.75 suspensionmaxx spacer? I was trying to avoid flipping. My wife sometimes drives this and if something were to ever happen where it needed to go to a shop i just dont want to deal with it. I usually do everything my self so a shop is unlikely but still crazier things have happened. And uca flip u just take drivers side and move to pass side and flip and same for the other side. So instead of ball joint coming down from top it would come up from bottom? Into steering knuckle?


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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:50 pm

Never mind just looked at sticky. I understand the uca flip was just trying to avoid but will prob wind up doing it. Might as well do it all and get the height i want.


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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm

I used the 2" for about 7 years and loved it. The ride was nice because it was out of strut lift so it kept the factory ride and you don't have to flip the UCA. With the 3" and Z71 rear it's a pretty stiff ride but I grew up with 1ton trucks so I don't mind it. I'll see if I can dig up a side shot of my old lift vs new so you can compare. Personally if you aren't going to do major off road I'd stick with the 2" for the better ride. I was able to fit 285/50/20's(31.4") without any trimming.
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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 pm

Flyingfischer5 wrote:I used the 2" for about 7 years and loved it. The ride was nice because it was out of strut lift so it kept the factory ride and you don't have to flip the UCA. With the 3" and Z71 rear it's a pretty stiff ride but I grew up with 1ton trucks so I don't mind it. I'll see if I can dig up a side shot of my old lift vs new so you can compare. Personally if you aren't going to do major off road I'd stick with the 2" for the better ride. I was able to fit 285/50/20's(31.4") without any trimming.


Do you have a envoy or tb? Envoy ive heard have smaller wheel openings. And im stock height running 1.5” spacers and 265/60/18 and i rub on some of the plastics and these tires are only 30.5”. Im thinking about the suspensionmaxx 1.75 spacer. Just like most other lifts have to disassemble strut then put back together.


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by 06denaliman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:33 pm

But yes pic before and with what u run now would be great. Im def leaning towards not 3” i really think a 2” will give me what i need or even a 2.5”. Ill flip uca if needed but i really dont want to if i dont have too


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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:33 pm

I have a Trailblazer.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:45 pm

06denaliman wrote:But yes pic before and with what u run now would be great. Im def leaning towards not 3” i really think a 2” will give me what i need or even a 2.5”. Ill flip uca if needed but i really dont want to if i dont have too


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by Flyingfischer5 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:21 pm

Sorry for not getting to the photos. I'll do some digging when I get home for the photos!

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by wstuckey1 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:21 pm

I've been running three inches without flipped UCA's for over a year. I want to flip them but I don't want to have to get an alignment again.
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by 06denaliman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:23 am

wstuckey1 wrote:I've been running three inches without flipped UCA's for over a year. I want to flip them but I don't want to have to get an alignment again.


No issues? Binding or anything odd? Alignment first time was able to spec out? Im leaning towards doing the 3”


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by Trail X » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm

06denaliman wrote:Do you have a envoy or tb? Envoy ive heard have smaller wheel openings. And im stock height running 1.5” spacers and 265/60/18 and i rub on some of the plastics and these tires are only 30.5”. Im thinking about the suspensionmaxx 1.75 spacer. Just like most other lifts have to disassemble strut then put back together.


Envoy wheel wells are definitely smaller front-to-back. My Trailblazer has 33" tires, 3" or so lift up front, and I have yet to have any rubbing. Thinking about going to 34"ers someday. Therefore, lift is that much more important on the Envoys to fit big tires. Body lift and the biggest suspension lift and some trimming can get you to 33"ers.
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by 06denaliman » Thu May 02, 2019 8:32 pm

Trail X wrote:
06denaliman wrote:Do you have a envoy or tb? Envoy ive heard have smaller wheel openings. And im stock height running 1.5” spacers and 265/60/18 and i rub on some of the plastics and these tires are only 30.5”. Im thinking about the suspensionmaxx 1.75 spacer. Just like most other lifts have to disassemble strut then put back together.


Envoy wheel wells are definitely smaller front-to-back. My Trailblazer has 33" tires, 3" or so lift up front, and I have yet to have any rubbing. Thinking about going to 34"ers someday. Therefore, lift is that much more important on the Envoys to fit big tires. Body lift and the biggest suspension lift and some trimming can get you to 33"ers.


Yeh i dont need 33’s lol. Dont want to completely kill the 15mpg i get lol. Plus i have the 3.42’s and dont need it to be a terd. Was just wanting more aggressive stance and ground clearance. Also to get rid of the rubbing i have with the 265/60/18’s and eventually maybe go to a 31 all terrain. Thanks for the feedback I appreciate it.


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by 06denaliman » Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 pm

Also just to be clear this is the envoy.

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Im thinking on also getting new struts in front and getting some 87 springs and the spacer. Was also looking at the bilstein 5100’s because the lift too apparently. Not sure what springs mine has now tho. Rpo is 6fu and 7fu and it sticky thread i don’t see those rpo codes.


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by Trail X » Fri May 03, 2019 9:54 am

Any lift will do you well. And get rid of those running boards.
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by 06denaliman » Fri May 03, 2019 5:08 pm

Trail X wrote:Any lift will do you well. And get rid of those running boards.


Yeh really wanting to ditch the boards but the wife likes em and shes short so helps her get in it and if it goes higher she will still need em. So for now they Are staying unfortunately lol


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by wstuckey1 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:39 pm

06denaliman wrote:
wstuckey1 wrote:I've been running three inches without flipped UCA's for over a year. I want to flip them but I don't want to have to get an alignment again.


No issues? Binding or anything odd? Alignment first time was able to spec out? Im leaning towards doing the 3”


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I never had any binding issues until I got new front springs. When I got it aligned I think it was the caster that was just barely off. Besides that I never had any issues that I know of. There could definitely be gains that I'm missing out on though. Could control arms have any affect on binding of the cv shafts?
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