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Hello,

I am new to this forum and also new to Colorado/Canyon ownership.

Came over from Tacoma and tundra ownership. Love my Tundra, but no longer need something so big, was going to get another Taco, but Baby Duramax got me. Bought it for the diesel. Also a first time diesel owner.
 

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You'll definitely love it when you go to pull a trailer with it =) Between the ability to tow at highway speed in 6th gear going up hills and having it not downshift 2 or 3 gears every time the truck sees a hill and still get 20-26 mpg and with the tow/ haul mode when stopping and going down hills, you'll really like it.
 

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Inspired by RockCrawlerDude’s truck, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 2” lift all the way around. The kit will include a 2” front leveler and 2” rear lift shackles. The kit should arrive within a week. I have a set of rear shocks from the wife’s suburban that I will use until I can afford some Fox shox like RockCrawlerDude.

I will be keeping my OEM wheels because I like how it looked. A guy from NC in another forum was able to put 275/55r20 Wrangler DuraTrac on the his OEM wheels with minor frame rub at full lock. He only have 1” front leveler on his truck. So I figured it will be fine with my 2” kit.

I have some body lift spacers from my Jeeping days that I plan to use to drop my front dif. I am also looking into making a set of spacer to drop the the sway bar as well. Sure I can buy those kit too, but the fun is in being able to make as much of it as you can from scratch. That should be it for now, until more slush fund is available.

Side note, there is no lift shackles made for the diesel. I am trying to fit the gas version. The reason is the spare tire is very tight on the driver side and the exhaust pipe is up agains the passenger side. Apparently the gas version have more room near the rear shackles. I have very little room to play with. But if the shackles don’t work, i’ll Just have to do 2” lift blocks.
 

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Inspired by RockCrawlerDude’s truck, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 2” lift all the way around. The kit will include a 2” front leveler and 2” rear lift shackles. The kit should arrive within a week. I have a set of rear shocks from the wife’s suburban that I will use until I can afford some Fox shox like RockCrawlerDude.

I will be keeping my OEM wheels because I like how it looked. A guy from NC in another forum was able to put 275/55r20 Wrangler DuraTrac on the his OEM wheels with minor frame rub at full lock. He only have 1” front leveler on his truck. So I figured it will be fine with my 2” kit.

I have some body lift spacers from my Jeeping days that I plan to use to drop my front dif. I am also looking into making a set of spacer to drop the the sway bar as well. Sure I can buy those kit too, but the fun is in being able to make as much of it as you can from scratch. That should be it for now, until more slush fund is available.

Side note, there is no lift shackles made for the diesel. I am trying to fit the gas version. The reason is the spare tire is very tight on the driver side and the exhaust pipe is up agains the passenger side. Apparently the gas version have more room near the rear shackles. I have very little room to play with. But if the shackles don’t work, i’ll Just have to do 2” lift blocks.
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After extensive back and forth with the tech from Bilstein, tech from Rancho and one chat with Fox. I’ve decided to go with the Bilstein 5100. Only Rancho and Bilstein gave me the full spec over the phone.

Fox was not forthcoming with any spec. But Fox did said that their Shocks can be valve whichever way I want it, so the Nitro charge doesn’t really matter.

Bilstein and Rancho was more than happy to give me any spec I wanted. But the tech at Bilstein made me an offer that I can’t refused. Ride the Bilstein 5100 for 30 days, if it can’t perform to my standard, he’ll give me a full refund and a $25 gift card to buy the Rancho. Needless to say, I just installed Bilstein 5100 on my truck.
 

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After extensive back and forth with the tech from Bilstein, tech from Rancho and one chat with Fox. I’ve decided to go with the Bilstein 5100. Only Rancho and Bilstein gave me the full spec over the phone.

Fox was not forthcoming with any spec. But Fox did said that their Shocks can be valve whichever way I want it, so the Nitro charge doesn’t really matter.

Bilstein and Rancho was more than happy to give me any spec I wanted. But the tech at Bilstein made me an offer that I can’t refused. Ride the Bilstein 5100 for 30 days, if it can’t perform to my standard, he’ll give me a full refund and a $25 gift card to buy the Rancho. Needless to say, I just installed Bilstein 5100 on my truck.
You’ll be plenty happy with bils. They make a good shock.
 
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