A pillar in the lowered truck world, McGaughy's is no stranger to altering suspensions and making a truck look, handle, and even ride better. So, when we heard they were designing a new lift kit, we couldn't wait to check it out. Available for GM 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton trucks, along with SUVs, the new McGaughy's lift kits come laser cut and machined, powdercoated in a metallic silver for good looks and long durability, and CAD-designed lift spindles (with a lifetime manufacturer defect warranty) are included. Increasing the ride height by seven inches, the new lift will help Silverado and Sierra's clear 35-inch tires easily, and with lower A-frame support rods and compression struts, the kit is extra tough for real off-road use.

A nice perk to this lift kit's design is the lack of cutting or grinding on the front differential-the only cutting is the lower control arm frame mount and new filler plates are included for added strength, along with the lower strut extensions, which don't require you to disassemble the factory strut.

We took a stock '07 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD and in just over five hours, it was ridin' high and lookin' great. Check out the story to see how the kit was installed.

FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
Installation was very much straightforward and the only cutting required was on the lower A-arm frame mount, which was easily done with a tape measure and Sawzall. The lower strut extension is a pretty trick setup and the silver powdercoat looks classy and custom. We were impressed with the close attention paid to the details, such as brake line extenders, bumpstop spacers, and the quality of the hardware. If your GM truck or SUV is in need of a height adjustment, the new McGaughy's kit is definitely worth taking a close look at.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Time Spent Working: Approx. 5 Hours
Degree Of Difficulty: Advanced

Tools Needed:
Assorted metric sockets and wrenches, Sawzall, torque wrench, 10mm Allen socket, cutoff wheel, jack, jackstands, Anti-seize, rubber mallet

Parts Used:
McGaughy's 7-inch lift kit for GM 1500 4WD 50720 $1,825.00

SOURCE
McGaughys Suspension Parts
5680 W. Barstow
Fresno
CA  93722
559-226-8196
http://www.mcgaughys.com
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