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Installing a 7-inch lift with Bulletproof Suspension, Fox Shocks, and LMC Truck
Project Over/Under, 2003 Chevy Silverado: Part 7
The day is finally here! After months and months of planning and truck building, we were finally ready to tear into the suspension of our '03 Silverado. Even though we have rebuilt almost all of the truck in the past several months, we hadn't taken so much as a wheel off when it came to its underpinnings. But all of that was about to change.
We were pretty specific when it came to exactly how we wanted to lift this truck. In keeping with the overland theme, we were seeking more than just drop-down brackets; we actually wanted to increase the travel a bit. But we also intended to keep the stock front-end width and not have to run fiberglass fenders—things that ruled out a full-on long-travel kit. Our options were limited, but we were happy to find exactly what we needed from Bulletproof Suspension. While mostly known for giant lifts on full show trucks, Bulletproof also happens to carry a 7-inch lift kit for the '99-to-'07 GM -ton two-wheel drives. It consists of fabricated spindles, coils, and tubular upper control arms, along with all the necessary hardware. We also wanted to replace every single component we could, ending up with a truly brand-new front end, so we ordered up a whole bunch of parts from LMC Truck. Included were new hubs, steering components, and parts to completely rebuild the stock lower control arms we were reusing.
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Project Over/Under: Part 8 - Gearing Up with Nitro Gear & Axle
In this installment, we got as far as stripping the truck of factory parts, cleaning up what was left, and bolting up the main components. Next month, we will finish things up, including installing the Atlas rear leaf packs and the 18-inch Fuel wheels and 35-inch General tires.