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Lifted The Envoy Finally!

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by ScottyGME » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:24 pm

Ok ok.
So I lifted the envoy.
Z71 springs in rear with 1.5” spacer above w/ skyjacker 8030 shocks.
Moog 81112 springs front, RC 2” spacer (in strut) & bilstein HD struts.

It’s sitting exactly how I want it, but no weight in the front end is topping out these shocks which I DO NOT want. So my question is, do I remove the RC spacer, and do an out of strut spacer to relieve some tension off the strut?

Please see pics.
Yes the Denali 20” wheels will be coming off once I get some 17” tires for the other set of rims.
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by Diacom » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:12 pm

You can for now and keep the spacer for later. If you intend to add a bumper and winch you'll need it again more than likely once they have been installed. Otherwise, if you do not plan to drive it much until you have a bumper and winch, leave it in and be cautious. Depends on how much work you want to put into doing it again.
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by Wahugg » Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:07 pm

Congrats! I personally would spend the extra time to get a smaller in the strut spacer if you're currently topping out frequently. I had 86 springs with a 2" in the strut spacer. I had no extra weight in the front and would top out on speed bumps, pot holes, and all the time off road. After 100k, I went to replace my springs as one had collapsed and I found my strut mount had sheered from the constant hammering force. If you plan on adding weight soon, I would not worry.


I also wanted to comment on how clean your truck is! My current 2016 Colorado has more rust than your '03 Envoy! Very jealous of all you who live in states that don't use/ need salt in the winter!

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