Stage 3 - GMC/ Chevy 2500
Stage 3 - GMC/ Chevy 2500
Stage 3 - GMC/ Chevy 2500:
- Full Suspension with Air Springs
- Front HD Adjustable Track Bar
- Accuair E-Level Air Management System
- 5 Gallon Air Tank
- Dual Viar Compressors
- 6 - 2.0" Remote Reservoir Valved Shocks - (Dual Front 14" Travel/ Single Rear 16" Travel)
NOTE: This suspension REQUIRES a Straight Axle Swap (SAS) and you must use an 05-Current Super Duty Front Dana 60 Axle
This Ultimate Air Ride Suspension comes in two options of ride heights, either our 6-10” kit or our 9-13” kit. The 6-10” kit can be set at a ride height of anywhere from 6-10". The system can also be completely lowered to sit on its internal bump stops at 2" over stock or fully "aired up," to a maximum height of 12.5" over stock.
The taller, 9-13” kit, ranges in ride heights from 9-13" and sets down at 3 1/2" over stock, with a maximum lift of 16". This suspension is not a "lift kit" like most other companies sell. It is a complete suspension conversion, which replaces the original coil or leaf springs with reliable Firestone Air Springs. All the brackets, link arms and track bars locate the axles and mount the air springs in place.
The suspension kit includes all necessary brackets, including front track bar mount with matching dropped pitman arm, air springs, link arms, rear track bar assembly and all fasteners.
What Else is Needed:
Front Driveline Modification or Transfer Case Indexing Kit: The front drivelines on the GMC/Chevy's require modification, as they will contact the front transmission/transfer case cross member at somewhere around 8" of lift. There are two options. The first, our recommended method, is to have a local driveline shop take your factory, front driveline and have it made into a longer, high-angle version. This allows it to clear the front cross member. The second option is to purchase a transfer case clocking ring kit. DT Profab and BDS make quality kits. These rotate the transfer case downward and allow the factory driveline to be re-used. The transmission/transfer case cross member will need to be modified, dropped or replaced with an aftermarket version.
Front Axle: This suspension requires that you remove the factory Independent Front Suspension from your truck and do a Straight Axle Swap (SAS) with a 2005 or new Dana 60 Ford front axle.
Manufacturing Specifications: Our suspensions are designed in Solidworks Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software and files obtained from Ford. A laser mill cuts the steel and is then computer bent on a brake or bending machine. This suspension is made completely of high strength 3/16" and 1/4" steel. High strength steel is now being used by auto manufacturers and approximately 2-3 times as strong as the standard steel that most suspension companies use. The link arms are made of the largest diameter 2.125" X .188 wall tubing, that we can fit. This is a performance system that can handle virtually anything you can run it through off road. Even if you don't take your truck off-road, this gives you the peace of mind to know it can handle anything on the road, without risk of failure while towing or an evasive steering maneuver, etc.
Installation: Installation is available in our Arizona shop and recommended, but not required. We of course know our suspensions better than anyone and feel this allows the highest quality installation available. However, this system is also relatively easy to install for a well-equipped garage or shop. We also proudly partner with shops around the country who have been qualified to install our suspensions, to find the shop in your area go to our dealers page. This suspension is completely bolt on with no need for welding and only a minimal number of holes drilled in the bottom of the frame. The factory, coil spring towers and radius arm brackets must be removed.
Warranty: Our suspensions carry the limited, lifetime warranty of "if you can break it, then we will replace it." This is true for any of our brackets and suspensions. We are that confident. We are proud to say that we have never had a failure or warranty claim.