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I've read all the lift discussions I can find and it seems most people are lifting 5-6". I would like to get 3 to 3.5 lift on the front but I cannot find anything commercially available other than this $3800 kit from ICON:
The kit description doesn't say anything about how this addresses potential drive train issues. I'm an old fart that doesn't drive hard/fast but do like to crawl into rough country every now and then and find the clearance on the stock colorado not great. The tuned shocks are probably wasted on me but I'd consider this kit anyway just for the added clearance if I could be sure it wouldn't mess anything up for my drive train or anything else.
Anybody know about this or other options that would work with the diesel to give around 3" lift? Would I need a strut compressor to install this thing?
 

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I'm running a 2.5" Baja kit lift on '17 Canyon. Have a few scrapes but added a custom skid plate and frame welded rock sliders. Works great. I even stuffed 285/70 x 16 under there with a little front end manipulation.
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thanks, i ended up putting a rough country leveling kit which is a pair of struts to raise the front 2". just got it yesterday but haven't measured to confirm lift. thinking of putting 265/70s on the 17" wheels as that seems to be what most people think is the max you can get away with. yours looks good, you liking the extra clearance?
 

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Yeah, the extra clearance is nice. I think and extra inch would be better but also couldn't find a 3.5" kit almost 3 years ago. The skid plate and sliders help a lot too.
 

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cool, i wanted to put on skid plates too but the only front plates i found seemed to block the flow of air under there where the GM plastic part had places for the air to flow. what did you put on?
 

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I had the local truck shop make a custom 1/4" aluminum plate. It was $400.
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man, that covers everything and it has some air ports in the front, nice.
 

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The air ports are actualy the front bumper manufacturer logo. The skid plate is tucked under that where it starts and goes all the way back. I tow the truck behind my RV and we hit a huge dip and I nearly pulled the front bummer off. Had all new custom brackets welded to the frame and the bumper now bolts on to the new reinforced plating, so we custom made the skid plate to go under that
 
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