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Old 02-17-2017, 07:22 AM
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Ok so im looking at 2 leveling kits for my H3.

Hummer Leveling Kits | Tuff Country EZ-Ride
Says it will lift the front by 2"

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2.5in Suspension Lift Kit for Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon / Hummer H3 [920] | Rough Country Suspension SystemsŪ
Says it will give a 2.5" total lift.

I understand the rough country lift has the rear shackles for the back that only give a small amount of lift in the back, but how do the front compare?

What is the better option here, (for the front). Use the torsion keys? or the spacers?

What would be better for the life of the truck?

I plan on putting bigger tires on once the lift is done.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:57 AM
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Save the $, adjust your torsion bars and OEM keys to 23.5" and buy some new shocks.
315/75R16 tires (34.6") will fit and only rub slightly on the sway bar at full lock without any lift.
There are multiple threads on this subject here on HF.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:24 AM
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H3 leveling kits are like a Rabbit, they eat cabbage out of you wallet, and chit, nothing else.

The OEM keys can provide all the lift needed to get to the max of 23.5"

DO NOT waste your cabbage.... like Tainter said.
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Thanks guys, this really helps.
I am going to run a 285/75/16 tire.
What shocks should i use?
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:50 AM
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285/75r16 is the stock size for the adventure package for and no level or lift mid required.

Shocks are a combination of budget and the ride you are looking for.

Monroe and KYB make some great replacement shocks with a decent price point.

I prefer the OEM Adventure shocks or ARB Old Man Emu Nitrocharger shocks (same ride as the OEM Adventure on road but better OffRoad then the OEM Adventure shocks.)

It's all a personal opinion
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Thank you guys, I did the Rough County leveling kit, and the 285's.
Cranked the torsion keysto 23.5" like you guys said.
Still running the stock shocks for now, but wow. i really like it.


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Old 02-18-2017, 01:45 PM
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Looks good.......but as stated above you could simply have cranked the Tbars and saved the $$. However, it does look good.
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