Before you could buy a brand-new '07 Silverado, the crew at McGaughy's Supension Parts already had a lowering kit on the shelf waiting for you to buy. Debuting at the '06 SEMA Show, its shop '07 Chevy looked awesome with its 5/7 drop and sporting 24-inch wheels. When talking to them, we expressed eager interest in showing readers the hottest drop kit for the hottest new truck in years. We trust the Mike McGaughy's brand because we've never had any bad luck with its kits. And, with a range of kits from a 2-inch rear leveling to the slammed stance of its 5/7 drop, time was of the highest importance.
In this story, we'll show you how to easily, with hand tools, install a 5-inch front and 7-inch rear drop kit on Chevy's latest-and-greatest fullsize creation. Which, happens to be the winner of our '07 Truck of the Year award. Don't worry if you're concerned about cutting into the frame of your hot-off-the-lot truck, the '07 Silverado has such a high step notch in the rear, there is no cutting required, even with a 7-inch drop. Not included in the kit, but required for a real custom look, were the 24x10-inch Foose wheels with Toyo 295/30R24 tires that perfectly filled the fender gap. If you're ready to step up and make your Silverado look custom, this is a great start.