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2019-2023 Sierra/Silverado: Leveling Kit Install

Time: 1-2 hrs

Difficulty: easy - moderate

Cost: $60-200 (alignment)

When unloaded, pickups sit higher in the rear. To get a more "level" look for everyday driving, leveling kits can be installed to raise the front end 1 - 3 inches.

A leveling kit can help achieve the desired stance as well as accommodate larger tires without rubbing

Unlike a complete lift kit, a leveling kit simply adds a spacer to the upper or lower strut mount. Keep in mind, the larger the spacer, the more steering and suspension geometry changes. When combined with a larger tire, this can negatively affect loads on joints, axles, bearings, and springs.

Commonly, leveling kits are limited to 3 inches, while lift kits start at 3.5 inches and replace various components affected by the change in geometry.

When changes are made to the steering or suspension, an alignment should be done to restore normal angles.

The video below shows the detailed installation of a 2" leveling kit by Skyjacker on a 2020 Sierra 1500.

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Milwaukee High Torque Impact Gun

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/2in. High-Torque Impact Wrench. 1000 ft./lbs. fastening torque ,1400 ft./lbs. nut-busting torque.

Tape Measure

25' tape measure, magnetic tip

2" Leveling Kit (upper strut)

2" upper strut spacer leveling kit, aluminum C720MS

1/2" 6-point Socket Set

Complete 1/2" socket set. Metric & Standard, shallow & deep. 6-point.


Aerosol brake and parts cleaner

Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades. 2019-2024 GM 1500. Both driver and passenger side wipers are 22"

1/2" Torque Wrench

1/2" drive torque wrench. 30-250 ft lbs

2" Leveling Kit

2" strut spacer kit by Skyjacker. C1420LMSA

3/8" Torque Wrench

10 - 100 ft lb 3/8" drive torque wrench.

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