2011 GMC Sierra 1500 - aftermarket parts

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  1. itallushrt

    itallushrt Elite Refuge Member

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    Picked up a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 yesterday and I'm looking for opinions on the best leveling kit, chip, etc.

    Lets have 'em. :tu
     
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    c-hawk19 Elite Refuge Member

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    People I know that have used tuners have had good results from edge, superchips, and hyper tech. on the leveling kit I am pretty sure that the new gmc's and chevy's just use the suspension blocks for the leveling kits so it really shouldn't matter too much. Just my .002
     
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    readylift uses a top and bottom spacer for 2.25 inch level kit. no cutting off of top strut studs with it. Save your money on the tuner.
     
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    i've never heard of people putting chips/tuners on gasers. i've only heard of diesels using them. huh learn something ever day.
     
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    Take a look at Black Bear performance for a custom tune. You will get more out of a custom tune than just a chip.
     
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    BaRtMaN Moderator Sponsor

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    If you have a buddy that is a mechanic and has a good snap on OBDII reader computer, he can get into the computer of your truck and do things like remove the rev limiter and the 100 MPH limiter and a bunch of other things as well. I am not sure what all they can do with them still, but I know mine is not stock for sure...lol! Mine has the LT-1 and is crazy fast for being a 4 X 4.
     
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    If you're gonna level the front, spend the little extra to get the Bilstein 5100 Adjustables, or the Ready-Lift leveling strut/spring. You'll be happier......
     
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    I went with the bilsteins on my last truck and was very happy. Gonna go that route again. :thumbup:
     
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    I put rough countrys leveling kit on my '10 2500HD chevy. so far so good. did the shocks as well. still a rough ridin sob. cant expect alot out of a 3/4 though. I also went with the Bully Dog chip on mine. I loved it. Not too much BS to go thru to install. My buddy is running a Edge on his 1/2 ton '10 chevy. loves it too. I would steer clear of superchips. Just my experience with them on my 05, and 07 chevys.
     
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    Itallushrt, I've got a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 ext. cab work truck model. It has been great. I have not changed the stock setup but if I get another truck, it will be the same- the 5.3 Vortec is steady. I have looked up close to the Chevy Silverado in the same configuration but I think the GMC is better.
     

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