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i parked beside another canyon smack recently that was lifted and now want to lift mine. The lifted one was in Birmingham Alabama area and the brownish color, if your a member here by chance. Anyone have any good lift suggestions?? I want the truck to be mainly daily driver and look better but I may use the lift while hunting or fishing to access some tougher spots. Thanks for any help.
 

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I did a small 2.5" Chase kit from BajaKits. They also have a full pre-runner kit but that gets pricey.

New BajaKit Upper Control Arms run around $850 - $900
King 2.5 Coilovers w/ reservoirs - $1400 - $1500
King 2.5 Piggybacks - $850 - $900 (these are optional but I wanted the adjustment ride option but once I found the setting I liked, I haven't messed with them).
The pre-runner kit is like another $2000 - $2500
I did it all when I had 200 miles on the truck.

To stuff 285/70's (32") under there I had to change the front bumper and do some trimming since wheel wells are kind of squared off. You can fit 265/70 without much trimming.

Just depends how high you want to go. Even this small lift affected my mpg most of it probably due to the size and weight of the big tires and heavier bumper.
I probably added several hundred pounds to the weight of the truck. The Kings take a beating though. I take it out to the Desert out here with my boy's dirt biking and I can follow them over small whoops at around 20 - 25mph without it feeling like a washboard and beating the crap out of me. Also good clearance for rocks out there.

Here's what it looks like.
 

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Thanks for the info. That’s a good looking setup. How much you think you had in it total when done ?

I am not planning any crazy off reading but want it to be good quality parts.
 

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I had about $350 in my lift (pieced together myself), another couple hundred in fox shocks and about $1600 in wheels and tires. Did the labor myself and sold my factory wheels and tires for $800 so I was about $1500 all in.

If you want the details of what pieces and parts I used, search and find my intro thread. All the info is there with additional pics as well.

Seriously. you need to search around and you’ll find the answers you’re looking for. I felt like being nice today for some reason. Which is rare. Maybe because it’s friday, who knows.

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Was just hoping for some different opinions. Pros vs Cons. If you feel better about yourself making snide comments online you may need to ask yourself if you would check your manhood and do that looking at a real person.
 

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Thanks for the info. That’s a good looking setup. How much you think you had in it total when done ?

I am not planning any crazy off reading but want it to be good quality parts.
Yeah, I went a little crazy since I use it mostly for work and want it to make a statement when it's behind my Coach. I added all sorts of lights and a custom 3 piece aluminum skid plate that goes from the front all the way to the tranny (dealership made a comment in CAPS on my work order when doing the free oil change, lol). I shopped around for parts but got the BajaKit from JT there. Prices already listed. Had The Truck Shop in San Diego do some of the work I didn't feel like doing, especially since I couldn't take a week off to do it all myself so that added a few grand.

With the lift, tires, wheels, lights (rock lights in each wheel), bumper LED bar, other lights not shown in photo, Fabfour bumper, Warn winch, Flat Tow kit (had to have some custom bushing fabricated to fit bumper), SRI braking (for flat tow), steps, tailgate extender, Duramax Tuning Spade with tranny tune, window tint (not shown), plus everything else, I've probably dumped close to 20K in it. I did get $7K off the sticker from Dealer during a year-end closeout and a Coscto deal ($2K off + $700 gift card from them). I'd say the flat tow stuff alone was close to $5K if I include the bumper but it's so easy to hook up now. Literally takes less than 15 min to hook and go. Plus it absolutely loves the dirt now and I'm having a blast with it. Will be getting a few company graphics in the spring I think.
 

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I'd say if you don't want to get too crazy the best bang for your buck is the Eibach sport kit + a rear 1" block kit. You can achieve between a 2 and 3" lift with this and it dramatically improves the ride and handling of the truck. I have this and am about to add wheels and slightly larger tires. I'd love a BDS or Zone 4-5" kit, but didn't want to get into having to cut up the truck.
 

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Thanks, I’m not looking to go to extreme. Just want a bigger tire and to make it look like a truck should
 
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