The Basic Bow Tie Boost
Modern GM trucks have just about everything a guy could ask for: a powerful V-8, plenty of payload capacity, and a ton of room for gear. There’s just one thing the General keeps overlooking: a decent ride height. It’s almost as though the Bow Tie makers think we are shrinking! Fortunately, where the factory drops off, the aftermarket picks up quickly.
Take Zone Offroad Products for example. Zone understands that not everyone needs a 6-inch lift, but many truck buyers often want a little more clearance under their 4x4. To satisfy the lift cravings of GM owners, Zone has launched a complete 2-inch lift for ’07-’11 Chevy/GMC 1500 4x4 trucks.
This easy-to-install lift doesn’t require any special tools or tricks of the trade.
In just a few hours your late-model GM can have a taller stance without deterring the factory ride quality.
With our ’08 Chevy 1500 in need of a boost and a new set of treads, we went ahead and made the upgrade with Zone’s 2-inch kit. This gave the quad-cab Chevy more room for 33-inch-tall Falken WildPeak A/T tires. And unlike a traditional leveling kit, this system raised the rear of the truck as well. The result netted us the aggressive stance that we were looking for and gave us that extra bit of lift that sometimes is the difference between driving through or shoveling out.