Installing Rancho's new Silverado lift
The 2007 Chevy Silverado is exceptionally refined, delightfully comfortable, and more than adequately powered. But for all of these good things, those of us who travel off-highway may find that it could use some help in certain areas. Take, for instance, its very low-hanging front fascia that can suffer a brutal Bobbit-style removal faster than you can say "Honey, what's up with the scissors?"
Rancho has responded quickly to Chevy's new 1/2-ton by unveiling the first aftermarket suspension kit for the new Silverado. One of the things it does is get that troublesome front fascia further away from terra firma. A lot further, actually. Rancho doesn't publish the lifted height of this kit; they just refer to it as the Rancho Silverado/Sierra Pickup Suspension System. We found that the kit generates approximately 5 inches of lift.
Our friends at Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, Illinois, invited us to observe the installation of the kit on a customer's Silverado Crew Cab Z/71. What follows is an overview of how the major components of the kit install so you can see what is included and how it works.