|11-03-2012, 11:28 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Cognito Stage 5 Handling Reviews
Ive been searching for hours on some actual reviews on the Cognito Stage 5 leveling kit. Having a tough time finding reviews on how it handles.
This truck is my daily driver mostly in town. In the winter I tow an enclosed snowmobile trailer. I absolutely love the way this truck handles that trailer up and down grades and on the windy roads. I really don't want to lose that.
I do go offroad semi-frequently also.
I want something to lift the truck just a little bit, but I really want to retain how the truck handles. It would be nice to have a little softer ride also. Without the trailer on, it seems a little rough on the freeway.
Does the Cognito stage 5 with the bilsteins retain the way the Truck handles?
Does it help give a little softer ride?
2012 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT CC SB 20" stock wheels & tires. Weather tech floor liners, DU-HA storage, Composite Bedrug.
|12-19-2012, 03:33 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Livermore Ca.
This would be seen better in the suspension section for others to chime in on.
I'll see if I can get it moved for you.
|01-09-2013, 06:48 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
I can't comment on a 2011+ chassis model, but I had the Stage 5 on my 08 and was very dissapointed. The truck wandered and felt loose after the install. The ride was much worse than stock. After spending almost $2000 in parts and labor I wish I had just done a real lift. It actually ruined the truck for me, so much so, that I traded it in for my 2011.
Onyx Black 2013 Sierra Denali HD 2500 Z71; BDS 6.5" High Clearance Lift with Fox 2.0 Shocks, 37x12.50x20 Nitto MT, 20x9 Death Metal Black BMF Novakane Wheels, Cognito Pitman Arm/Idler Arm Support, Cognito UCA, RareParts HD Tie Rods, Mag-Hytec rear diff cover, Line-X, RECON LED Tails
SOLD: 2011 Sierra 2500HD CrewCab SLT Z71, BDS 6.5" High Clearance Lift, 35x12.50x20 Toyo Open Country MT, 20x10 Death Metal Black BMF Novakane Wheels
|01-11-2013, 10:42 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Mexico
I have it on my 08 goin on 3 years. I have had no issues. I just added the sulastics and switched out Bilstein 5100's with the new Fox 2.0 from Norcal (By the way thanks Nick) and it made it even better. I have about 1500 miles since the new shocks and sulatics with no issues at all. From your post it looks like we have pretty similar driving styles. I would recomend it.
2008 CC/SB LTZ, Ravelco, Stage 5 levling kit NorCal nick,with daystar keys, FOX 2.0 shocks, sulatics shackle, Nitto trail grappler 295/70/17 on black rhino wheels. lower rear cab mounts.
|01-13-2013, 10:00 AM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Grande Prairie Ab.
Had the kit on a 2012 3500 HD and with the Fox shocks on the front and Bilstiens on the rear it was as good or better than stock.
No problems with steering or anything.
Changed to a Rancho 4 inch and it is a stiffer ride than the leveling kit. I have Fox shocks on Rancho also.
Hope that helps.