Off Road Unlimited Releases 2" Leveling Kit for GM IFS 4x4s
Oct 25, 2005
As a follow-up to its successful GM 2500 HD Leveling Kit, Off Road Unlimited (ORU) now offers an application for 1999-2005 GM 1/2-ton 4WD pickups and SUVs. The GM 1500 2" Leveling Kit (Part #60006) combines torsion bar cogs with extended-length Bilstein 5100 series high-pressure monotube shocks. This is the proper way to level these trucks -- cranking up the factory torsion bars and cogs limits suspension travel, creating a harsher ride and accelerating front-end wear.
The ORU system uses special torsion-bar adjuster cogs that are re-indexed to level the vehicle without compromising suspension performance. Installation is straightforward and can be accomplished in less than two hours (excluding the required professional alignment). The job requires a special tool -- also available from ORU -- to safely unload and reload the torsion bars.
Although the complete kit includes four Bilstein shocks, ORU allows customers to delete the rear Bilsteins and order only the torsion-bar cogs with front shocks. (The stock front shocks aren't long enough to allow full suspension travel, so ORU worked with Bilstein to design a custom-length shock with the proper valving specifically for this application.) These shocks provide a superior ride, both on- and off-road. The ORU GM 1500 Leveling Kit fits current-generation Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, Avalanche and Suburban 1/2-ton 4x4s (must not be equipped with Auto Ride).
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