Mid-Travel Leveling Kit for 2011-Up GM 2500 & 3500

    Mid-Travel GM HD

    John CappaPhotographer, Writer

    One of the biggest advantages that the GM 2500 and 3500 HD trucks have over the other heavy-duty trucks in the category is the smoother and more precise-handling independent front suspension. Of course, the solid front axle found on the Ford and Ram counterparts is a more bombproof design, but if you’re looking for a good ride over a rough surface on a daily-driven 4x4, then IFS is usually the way to go. Unfortunately, modifying an IFS suspension for bigger tires is quite a bit more complicated than lifting a solid-axle 4x4.

    With all of this knowledge in hand, JD Fabrication set out to level the stance of the 2011 to current GM HD trucks while improving the ride with 2 inches more wheel travel up front and tunable 2 1/2-inch King free-bleed bypass reservoir shocks at all four corners. The lift is designed to allow fitment of true 35x12.50 tires on the stock aluminum GM 18-inch wheels with only minor trimming. Installation requires slightly more than your common handtools, but no welding is required and you can do it in your driveway, followed up by a trip to the local alignment rack.