Z-71 Chevy Silverado 1500 SST Lift Kit, 2007-2013, 4WD, 2.25 F/1.75"R w/ Uniball Control Arms
Z-71 2007-2013 Silverado/Sierra 1500 4WD 2.25" SST Lift Kit with Uniball Control Arms
For Use on 2007-2013 Z71 Model Trucks- No Push Button 4x4. Includes Fabricated Steel 1.0" Uniball Upper Control Arms. Max Lift - 2.25"F/1.75"R - Max Tire: 33". Not for use on 2014 GM 1500 trucks. Does Not Work With AWD Denali Trucks. Not for use with 2007-2013 non-Z71 trucks.
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ReadyLIFT is proud to introduce an SST Lift Kit system With Uniball Upper Control Arms for the 2007-2013 1500-series Silverado/Sierra 6-lug Z71 4WD Trucks. (NOTE: Does Not Work With AWD Denali Trucks - Will NOT work with 2014-UP trucks. Not for use with Non-Z71 trucks - For all 07-13 Z71’s it is imperative that they measure vehicle prior to purchase. There must be a 2.25” to 2.5” difference between the front and the rear.
This kit includes tough uniball upper control arms which allow for the use of either Stock or Aftermarket wheels.
The 69-3488 2.25" SST Lift Kit is designed for use on Z71 trucks. Z71 front suspensions have a taller front strut than non-Z71 trucks. In order to achieve a lifted ride height that is comparable to our popular 4.0" lift height, less front lift is required. By lifting the front 2.25" in front, Z71 trucks will sit at the same lifted height as a non-Z71 truck with our 4.0" lift kit. This system significantly increases ground clearance while allowing for tire sizes up to 33" on aftermarket wheels. The most common tire size for this application is 33x11.50. 20x9.5 with 5.25" backspacing requires no fender modifications. 17x9 +0 offset on a 285/70R17 will fit with no rubbing. With a 295/70r17 minor trimming/modification required.
Note: This kit is truly unique and the control arm design allows for use of either Stock or Aftermarket wheels.
For information about tire and wheel sizes please visit the ReadyLIFT Tire Sizing and Calculator Page.
The ReadyLIFT 69-3488 SST Lift Kit will raise the 2007-2013 Silverado/Sierra 1500 Z71 4WD trucks 2.25" in front thanks to our overwhelmingly popular CNC-machined billet aluminum strut extensions that bolt directly to the top of the factory strut. Unlike some kits which require you to cut off your strut studs or break the top hat seal which are irreversible modifications, our rugged strut extensions require No Modifications to be made to the strut in order to install the extension. This guarantees the strut will maintain the factory integrity as well as drastically reducing installation time.
The highlight of this kit is our tough and rugged fabricated steel upper control arms with 1.0" PFT-lined uniball pivot bearings. These uniball pivots are the strongest pivot (joint) you will find on the market anywhere and include an exclusive custom machined aluminum seal cap to keep dirt and debris out. This is ideal for those in snow or sandy areas. But that's not all! This kit also includes newly designed UCA inner bushings and new washer backing spacer sleeves which greatly prolong the life of the bushings. If you plan to off road your truck or drive in aggressive road situations, this is the kit you want!
The second important product that makes this kit possible is our Patent Pending CNC-machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum differential drop brackets. When raising the front suspension the differential must be lowered to maintain front axle and CV angles. Readylift has engineered a differential drop system that cuts installation time in half compared to other similar kits. Unlike other differential drop brackets made from steel plate that bend and can cause CV failure, our CNC-machined brackets cannot ever bend, break or cause any driveline problems when using 4WD mode. That is guaranteed! Accompanying our patent pending differential drop brackets is a thick powdercoated plate steel skid plate that utilizes the factory attachment locations for ease of installation while providing tough differential protection when off roading.
To lift the rear of the Silverado/Sierra pickups this lift system includes 3.0" OEM-style cast iron rear lift blocks and u-bolts. Our 3.0" rear lift blocks include the correct pinion angle correction and axle locating ears for perfect fit and performance. This block replaces the factory 1.25" rear block for an increase of 1.75" which will provide approximately .5" of rear to front rake. A slight rake is helpful for towing or hauling.
Completing this great new lift system are a set of steel rear shock extensions. No need to replace your great-riding factory rear shocks with inferior aftermarket shocks. These new shock extension brackets keep the rear shocks in the factory mounting position which means your truck will ride great! And that's important!
Like all ReadyLIFT products, the 69-3488 SST Lift Kit System is protected by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Not for use on AWD Denali Trucks.
NOT for us on Non-Z71 trucks.
Features & Benefits:
- Includes 1.0" PFT-lined Uniball Upper Control Arms
- Includes Exclusive Custom Machined Uniball Seal Cap - Keeps dirt out!
- Allows for either Stock or Aftermarket Wheels
- Includes OEM style cast iron rear lifts blocks - Stronger than fabricated blocks
- Keeps your factory ride - Guaranteed
- Will never wear, break or fail - Guaranteed
- Toughest finish – Guaranteed
- Allows for up to 33" tires on aftermarket wheels
- Allows for up to a 22x9.5" wheel with 5.5" of backspacing
- 17x9 +0 offset on a 285/70R17 will fit with no rubbing. With a 295/70r17 minor trimming/modification required.
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Reduced Installation Time - Save An Hour Or More On Installation Compared to Other Similar Kits
Kit Includes: (2) Front SST Strut Extensions, (2) Rear Shock Extension Brackets, (2) OEM-Style 3.0" Rear Lift Blocks With U-Bolts, (1) Steel Skid Plate, (2) CNC-Machined Differential Drop Brackets, (2) Uniball Upper Control Arms, (8) Polyurethane Greaseable Bushings, Instructions & All Necessary Hardware.
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 shown with 20x9 Eagle Alloy Wheels (5.5" backspacing) and 33" (295/55-R20) Nitto Trail Grappler Tires.
NOTE: The choice of aftermarket wheels and backspacing is important in order to avoid tire contact at full turn. Some minor inner fender plastic may need to be trimmed in order to accomodate wheels with less backspacing than recommended or tires wider than 11.50".
* Please view the ReadyLift Product Warranty Policies for more information.
At ReadyLIFT we design our lift systems for proper fit, and that includes tire and wheel fitment information. Our goal is always to provide the maximum tire size that will fit without any clearance issues. We do not recommend that you install a larger wheel/tire than what we recommend. However should you decide you want to run a larger tire such as a 305 or similarly larger, the fender lip (front fenderwell) will have to be modified. This image below illustrates how some customers have modified their fender lip and liner to provide necessary clearance for 305 tires.