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Hey guys this is gonna be a how-to/build thread and I plan on posting pictures as I go along to show how I'm going to lift my truck.

I'm working with a 2007 Colorado LT 2.9 4 cyl. 2wd coil spring front end

The plan is to create a 2" strut spacer for up front and shackles in the rear to fine tune the stance I'm looking for. Once I'm done I'm looking at squeezing 30x10's on CK Suburban 17" wheels.

Staring with the spacers, first picture shows the plans for the two plates that will be needed for the top and bottom of my spacer. It'll be cut from 1/4" steel and then a 2 1/2" ID pipe (2 3/8" OD) cut to 2" in length will be welded in the center. Final product will look something like the second picture.

More to come...
 

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Yea ProComp and a couple of others make them. I'm not going to pay $135 for something I can build myself from scrap steel that I've got laying around. Gotta save that money for beer and ammo.
 

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if you have the tools, skills, time and materials, by all means do it yourself!! Show us pictures!
 

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Yea ProComp and a couple of others make them. I'm not going to pay $135 for something I can build myself from scrap steel that I've got laying around. Gotta save that money for beer and ammo.
I can appreciate that thought process

if you have the tools, skills, time and materials, by all means do it yourself!! Show us pictures!
Yeah if you have the resources and time.....why not.
 

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very nice to see a friend of mine built a 3 inch just like this for his toyota and it worked and came out great! took him more time to put it in then to make them lmao!
 

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I debated on building a set. I'm a machine shop manager so I have lots of machines at my fingertips. Then the laziness kicked in plus I didn't feel like doing the math to figure up the dimensions to get the correct amount of lift....I bought a set for $100
 

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I debated on building a set. I'm a machine shop manager so I have lots of machines at my fingertips. Then the laziness kicked in plus I didn't feel like doing the math to figure up the dimensions to get the correct amount of lift....I bought a set for $100
your truck would look great with the spindles and a 2...2.5 or even 3inch strut spacer. if im correct thats only 6inchs of lift so your upper control arm can be stock and should line up!:D
 

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your truck would look great with the spindles and a 2...2.5 or even 3inch strut spacer. if im correct thats only 6inchs of lift so your upper control arm can be stock and should line up!:D
I have 3" spindles installed right now. Got 2" coil spacers sitting in top of my tool box itching to be installed. We have a truck lift at the shop so hopefully I can install them 1 day this week after hours. Also bought some Monroe air shocks that will be going on... I'm gonna rock the Cali lean til I can afford cst aal's . Just got 2" shackles in the rear
 

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By the time you do this, cut the metal, grind, drill, weld, etc that 135 delivered to your door doesn’t look so bad..
Building my own stuff is a way of life for me. If you ever hear me say that I'm going to go and buy something that could be built instead then I'm either running a 120 degree fever or am black out drunk.

Most of the time I can't find anything I like at a store anyway. For instance I couldn't find a bike with enough attitude so I took the attitude from a couple of bikes and made my own.

I just like to get my hands dirty as much as possible.
 

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Also got the pieces cut out on CNC today probably won't be able to start welding them up until Saturday, but as soon as I've got updated pictures, I'll post them.

And I appreciate the interest guys stay tuned and I'll try not to disappoint.
 

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I have 3" spindles installed right now. Got 2" coil spacers sitting in top of my tool box itching to be installed. We have a truck lift at the shop so hopefully I can install them 1 day this week after hours. Also bought some Monroe air shocks that will be going on... I'm gonna rock the Cali lean til I can afford cst aal's . Just got 2" shackles in the rear
yea itll look good tho i think. can our trucks fit 33s with 5inches of lift?? i mean i know ill have to trim but how much? and with only a 2 inch shackle you think you could fit 33s in the back? cause i have 2.5inch strut spacer on right now and i want 3 inch spindles too so im going kinda the same route so jw.
 

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Also got the pieces cut out on CNC today probably won't be able to start welding them up until Saturday, but as soon as I've got updated pictures, I'll post them.

And I appreciate the interest guys stay tuned and I'll try not to disappoint.
cant wait to see them finished and installed! tuned in
 

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yea itll look good tho i think. can our trucks fit 33s with 5inches of lift?? i mean i know ill have to trim but how much? and with only a 2 inch shackle you think you could fit 33s in the back? cause i have 2.5inch strut spacer on right now and i want 3 inch spindles too so im going kinda the same route so jw.
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On CST's site it says you can run a narrow 33"
 

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You can run 33/12.50s with a 3 inch body lift and the tb cranked on a 4x4. I have super swamper tls on stock rims that rub just a touch at full crank.
 
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