Lift Kits & Parts for Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Lift Kits and Parts

Life kits are aftermarket product sets that contain the parts necessary for lifting vehicles farther off the ground. Adding one to your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can enhance your pickup’s performance and appearance. To select the right Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lift kits and parts for your Chevy, it’s important to understand how these accessories work and what parts they contain.

What does a lift kit do?

A lift kit elevates your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 farther off the ground. Since they’re not essential for your truck to function, they’re considered accessories, although many Chevrolet owners consider them to be fundamental parts that are necessary for an enjoyable ride.

A Chevrolet lift kit allows you to install taller wheels, provides additional ground clearance, and delivers a smoother ride over rough terrain. It accomplishes this by raising your Chevrolet’s suspension through the replacement of the shocks and leaf springs.

While lift kits have no impact on your Silverado’s motor or transmission function, it’s necessary to add extended brake hoses after you install these accessories. These extended brake hoses are usually only necessary for vehicles that have been lifted four inches or more. They replace the stock brake hoses that come standard in Silverados and will keep you safe by allowing you to brake smoothly and quickly.

A lift kit should raise your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 enough so that the tires don’t rub against the truck’s frame. Therefore, it’s important to compare your wheel diameter and the existing clearance of your Chevrolet to the measurement charts provided by the kit’s manufacturer to ensure it will work with your truck.

What parts does a Chevrolet Silverado lift kit contain?

Most kits contain similar parts, but the components may vary according to your vehicle’s make, model, and year, tire width and height, and rim offset; the rim offset is the amount of the tire rim that protrudes from the tire. Most Silverados don’t require leveling after these accessories are added since they elevate all four corners of the truck by the same amount.

Most lift kits contain the following parts:

  • Lift blocks: Lift blocks raise the back end of your pickup and don’t increase the firmness of your Chevrolet’s ride. Instead, they allow for a comfortable ride that isn’t too jarring.
  • Leaf springs: Leaf springs are made of strips of curved steel that are clamped together, one on top of the other. They’re sometimes referred to as suspension springs, and they absorb the impact when your Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s wheels roll over rough terrain.
  • Shock absorbers: Shock absorbers, which are also referred to as shocks, lessen the bouncing motion that occurs after your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 goes over a bump. They’re standard in Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, but altering the Chevy’s suspension and wheel height with a lift kit may require new shocks in order to maintain a comfortable ride. For this reason, some Chevrolet kits come with them.