Ya I get what your saying. The only thing holding me back on a lift is that. With everything out the door it’s like $6500. Cognito 4” lift with Fox shocks and the steering support and the new tie rods. While running SOTA novakanes with the at2 tires 35x12.50/R20. I’m also looking to build the tranny,cp3 conversion kit, new turbo. First world problems lol.
I feel ya. Well, you could always start with the UCA kit, and shocks, which will help with the ride, and give you some height. Get your wheels/tires etc. and see how you like it. If it isn't what you want, you simply add the components of the lift, especially if your planning to go Cognito anyways, their UCA kit works with the lift obviously. You'll end up spending more than just going with the lift first. However, if you level it with the UCA kit and your happy, your ahead of the game without spending the $$$ on the lift, and cutting up the truck. That was my logic, and to be honest I'm happy with just the UCA kit. A lot of it too for me was the fact that a 4" lift vs my level is marginally different in perceived ride height, so I'd be spending all this money and it wouldn't really look that much better. Sure it'd ride better, but again I'm satisfied with where I'm at ride wise now anyways. Now...if I wanted to do a 6-8" lift, totally different story.
Here's what my truck looks like with the UCA kit, wheels and tires:
I did have to do a little trimming to keep it from rubbing at full lock in reverse, since I went with a -12 offset wheel, but it was easy to do. Here's my
video on how I did it.
Bought 6/16/11: 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 6.6L Diesel (LBZ), CCSB, Bose system, leather. Southern Comfort Conversions edition. Includes: Custom faded two tone paint job, leveling kit, 18" chrome wheels, aftermarket interior trim, billet grille, remote start, wheel to wheel steps, and Line X installed. I upgraded to: Cognito UCA kit w/ shock extenders and Bilstien 5100's, Tie rod sleeves, 300W Rockford Fosgate Amp & 2 JL 8" subs behind rear seat, Tinted front windows to match, BakFlip F1 Tonneau cover, Reese 15k 5th wheel hitch, Prodigy brake controller, Toyo AT2's 295/55/R20 w/ Ultra 203 Hunter 20x9, -12, LED Concepts Colormorph Halo kit upper & lower.