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Best Leveling Kit for Silverado – Expert Review and Guide

You’ve probably heard of lift kits. You’ve probably also heard about shocks and suspension upgrades. But is there a way to level your truck without messing with the shocks or the suspension? Definitely! How do you do that? It’s simple, by adding a leveling kit. As you can probably tell by the name, a leveling kit levels the front end of your truck, removing the factory rake that most models come with and therefore gives your Chevrolet Silverado a more even stance. But which one should you use? Take a look at the list to find the best leveling kit for Silverado for you.

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MotoFab Lifts CH-2LM - 2 in Front Leveling Lift Kit that is compatible with Chevy/Gmc Pickup
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Leveling Lift Kit for Silverado/Sierra, 3 inch Front and 2 inch Rear Forged Strut Spacers Compatible for 2008 -2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2008-2017 GMC Sierra 1500
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Good all-rounder: MotoFab Lifts Front and Rear Lift Kit – the best leveling kit for Silverado

MotoFab Lifts CH-3F-2R 3 in Front and 2 in Rear Leveling lift kit that is compatible with 2007-2018 Chevy Silverado Sierra GMC
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MotoFab Lifts CH-3F-2R 3 in Front and 2 in Rear Leveling lift kit that is compatible with 2007-2018 Chevy Silverado Sierra GMC
  • Will Raise your truck 3" in the front and 2" in the rear
  • Motofab Lifts are CNC machined out of billet aluminum then powdercoated black to match your factory suspension.
  • Can be installed in about 1 1/2-2 hours and does not require strut/coil disassembly like other kits.
  • Made In The USA with a Lifetime warranty
  • Compatible with 2007-2018 Chevrolet & GM 1500 Pickups

What if you wanted to adjust your truck’s stance in such a way that it’s not just evening out the factory rake but also adding some lift — both to the front and the rear end? You can achieve this by installing the MotoFab Lifts Front and Rear Lift Kit on your Chevrolet Silverado.

Removes factory rake; adds 2 inches of lift at the rear

The spacer kit is made to add 3 inches of lift at the front and a solid 2 inches at the rear. The difference in the added lift will remove the factory rake. The kit is said to be strongest on the market and comes with front spacers (CNC machined out of billet aluminum) and rear spacers (fabricated and longer U bolts). Both sets come with a black powder-coat finish to match the factory suspension.

The installation, which should take about 2-3 hours, doesn’t require you to disassemble the strut/coil. The kit comes with all the instructions and necessary hardware. And as reviews have pointed out, it’s not difficult to perform the upgrade yourself, without having to depend on your local mechanic, if you feel like you’re comfortable and familiar with your truck. 

What do we think of it?

The MotoFab Lifts front and rear lift kit is backed by a lifetime warranty. It’s compatible with 2007 – 2019 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. (The compatible 2019 model needs to be the Old Body Style.) But check with the seller about the exact compatibility status. 

Users have mentioned that although the assembly takes slightly longer (and requires more effort) than the basic kits out there, the results are bigger as well. The build quality is top-notch, it opens up space so you can install larger tires, and the overall stance isn’t just leveled but also more aggressive as well. You’ll need to get the truck aligned after the installation. Otherwise, it might end up adding extra stress on parts and tires.

  • Build quality
  • Adds the ability to install larger tires

  • Slightly longer installation time than other kits

Basic Lift: Rough Country 2-inch Leveling Kit

Rough Country 2' Leveling Kit (fits) 07-18 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 | 07-20 Suburban Tahoe Yukon/XL | 1307
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Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit (fits) 07-18 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 | 07-20 Suburban Tahoe Yukon/XL | 1307
  • Give your GM 1500 the perfect blend of performance, protection, and style from Rough Country.
  • Increase Ground Clearance for On and Off-Road Obstacles | Maintains Smooth, OEM Like Ride.
  • Levels the Front with the Rear | No need to disassemble your Struts to Install.
  • Easy at Home Bolt-On Installation, Supported by RC.
  • Backed by Rough Country's Lifetime Replacement

With the Rough Country leveling kit, you can level the front to the rear of the Chevrolet Silverado, helping the truck attain a more balanced look. Also compatible with other Chevrolet and GMC trucks, this leveling kit is finished in black and can offer a 2-inch lift at the front.

How do you get that? The kit includes lower front strut mount extensions. With the help of these, not only is the ground clearance increased, it enables the use of a tire as large as a 32-inch one. Rough Country mentions that this gives your truck a blend of performance, protection, and style — something we can’t disagree upon.

Factory ride

The factory ride quality is maintained despite the lift at the front. The lift also ensures that the truck clears more obstacles easily without making the nose touch as frequently. It’s only a 2-inch difference, but every bit counts.

It can be installed at home, without having to disassemble the truck’s struts for the installation. So as long as you’re willing to get your hands dirty, you can save a lot of money since the product is already priced low and you’ll be the mechanic.

What do we think of it?

The Rough Country leveling kit is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty and is compatible with 2007 – 2019 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. The brand mentions that you can keep your factory wheels after installation by using the 1/4” wheel spacers. The spacer mentioned here is made of polypropylene blend but you can also opt for the red anodized billet aluminum one. The link to the latter is mentioned at the end of the description.

Users have mentioned how easy the installation is and that the truck looks more balanced and better overall. Some users do raise the concern of whether the plastic version will be able to hold up in the long run.

  • Inexpensive
  • Home installation possible

  • Not made of metal

Red anodized billet aluminum version:

Rough Country 2' Leveling Kit compatible w 2007-2019 Chevy Silverado Suburban Tahoe GMC Sierra Yukon Yukon XL 1500 1313
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Rough Country 2" Leveling Kit compatible w 2007-2019 Chevy Silverado Suburban Tahoe GMC Sierra Yukon Yukon XL 1500 1313
  • Give your GM 1500 the perfect blend of performance protection and style from Rough Country
  • Increase Ground Clearance for on and off-road obstacles | Maintains smooth factory-like ride
  • Levels the Front with the Rear | No need to disassemble your struts to install
  • Easy at Home Installation Supported by RC | Quality T6061 Billet Aluminum
  • Backed by Rough Country's Lifetime Replacement

Inexpensive Choice: MotoFab Lifts Front Leveling Kit

MotoFab Lifts CH-2LM - 2 in Front Leveling Lift Kit that is compatible with Chevy/Gmc Pickup
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MotoFab Lifts CH-2LM - 2 in Front Leveling Lift Kit that is compatible with Chevy/Gmc Pickup
  • Will Raise the front of your truck by a true 2"
  • Motofab Lifts are CNC machined out of billet aluminum then anodized black to match your factory suspension.
  • Can be installed in about 1 1/2-2 hours and does not require strut/coil disassembly like other kits.
  • Made In The USA with a Lifetime warranty
  • Compatible with 2007-2019 Chevrolet & GM 1500 Pickups (old body style)

MotoFab Lifts mentions that the Chevrolet Silverado leveling kit will give the truck a genuine 2-inch lift at the front. It’s also supposed to offer the same ride quality as the factory setup. We think that sounds great because while the looks are important, you wouldn’t want to lose the well-balanced setup of your truck.

Made of billet aluminum

What stands out about the MotoFab Lifts front leveling kit for Silverado is that, despite being offered at a low price, it’s made out of billet aluminum. The construction should ideally take care of the strength — with the brand claiming that this set is the strongest on the market and comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Its powder-coated black appearance matches the factory suspension in looks. And installing the spacers doesn’t require you to disassemble the strut or coil. That makes the installation process fairly easy and if you do it right, it can be done in under 2 hours. Instructions for installation are included — and so is the required hardware.

What do we think of it?

The MotoFab Lifts Front Leveling Kit is backed by a lifetime warranty. It’s compatible with the Chevrolet Silverado models (both 2WD and 4WD) made in the model years 2007 – 2020. Users have appreciated the build, ease of installation, and great quality control. On the flip side, some users have complained that they got spacers without the logo. If that’s a concern to you, make sure you message the seller.

  • Made of aluminum
  • Inexpensive

  • None


Complete kit: Rough Country Leveling Lift Kit (with N3 shocks)

Rough Country 2.5' Leveling Kit (fits)  1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 4WD | N3 Shocks | Suspension | 28330
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Rough Country 2.5" Leveling Kit (fits) 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 1500 4WD | N3 Shocks | Suspension | 28330
  • Give your Silverado/Sierra 1500 the perfect blend of performance, protection, and style from Rough Country.
  • Increased Ground Clearance | Premium N3 Shock Absorbers the best in performance for on and off road use.
  • Maintains Factory Ride Quality. Installation and Product Support Provided by RC
  • Durable Forged Torsion Keys. | Fabricated blocks are stronger and a longer lifespan than cast blocks.
  • Backed by Rough Country's Lifetime Replacement - Shocks/Struts 3 Year

With the Rough Country leveling lift kit, you not only get the usual benefits of a leveled front and slightly lifted rear but also the advantage of upgraded shocks. Since the N3 shocks are included in the kit, you’re looking at a setup that’s made to offer a lifted stance, increased ground clearance, and factory-spec ride quality.

Adjustable range for the front

Both the on- and off-road abilities are improved with the kit. The overall lift is said to be in the region of 1.5 – 2 inches. It’s accompanied by the ability to fit larger tires — up to 32 inches with the current setup. There’s also a 1-inch adjustable range thanks to the fine-tuning of the torsion bar. The rear gets a set of 3-inch blocks and shock spacers. The fabricated blocks used here are stronger than cast blocks, so they should ideally help this Chevy Silverado leveling kit last a long time. 

The included high-pressure Nitrogen-charged Rough Country N3 shocks come with a 10-stage variable valving, and are said to offer good performance both on and off the road. On the whole, you get a system that improves the ground clearance, does exactly what a lift kit and leveling kit would do, and even includes good shocks to further sweeten the deal.

What do we think of it?

The Rough Country Leveling Lift Kit is compatible with the 1999 – 2006 Chevrolet Silverado (4WD) trucks. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic is also compatible. The entire kit is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty. Check with the seller if you have any doubts regarding the fitment or warranty. Users appreciate how much better the truck looks with the kit installed.

  • Better than buying just a lift kit
  • Not expensive

  • Not the highest quality shocks

Cost-effective solution: Yitamotor Leveling Lift Kit

Leveling Lift Kit for Silverado/Sierra, 3 inch Front and 2 inch Rear Forged Strut Spacers Compatible for 2008 -2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2008-2017 GMC Sierra 1500
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Leveling Lift Kit for Silverado/Sierra, 3 inch Front and 2 inch Rear Forged Strut Spacers Compatible for 2008 -2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2008-2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 【FITMENT】: Leveling Kits for 2007 new body style & 2008 - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500 (2WD/4WD), This kit will raise the front of the truck by 3” and the rear by 2”. The ratio between lift height and kit thickness is not 1:1, due to suspension geometry
  • 【MATERIAL】 Machine-manufactured precisely from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum billet, with heat-treated and hardened 10.9 grade bolts pre-installed. The anodized surface provides additional resistance to corrosion. Extraordinarily strong and light compared to spacers made of steel.
  • 【BENEFITS】Eliminates factory rake and perfectly levels the front with the rear of the vehicle. Gives a noticeably aggressive look to your truck. Provides additional fender clearance for larger tires and wheels. Maintains your original ride quality, steering quality and driving comfort.
  • 【SIMPLE INSTALLATION】The kit comes with everything needed for 100% simple bolt-on installation. The process requires no strut pre-loading, cutting, or modifying any factory parts, can be finished within 2 hours.
  • 【AFTER-SALES SERVICE】 2-years warranty. Contact our friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable customer service representatives if you have any questions, we will be glad to address any questions or concerns promptly.

The Yitamotor Leveling Lift Kit is a cost-effective solution for adding lift to your Chevrolet Silverado. Once installed it brings the front in line with the rear of the vehicle, but without you having to empty your wallet for it.

3-inch lift for the front; 2-inch for the rear

It has a 3-inch lift for the front and a 2-inch lift at the rear (which will balance out the rake). According to Yitamotor, this setup maintains factory ride quality, but at the same, it also increases the ground clearance and levels the front. Like with all lift kits, it’s recommended to get an alignment done following a change in the overall height of the vehicle.

The front spacers are made of billet aluminum (anodized black and CNC machined) whereas the rear ones are fabricated steel tapered blocks. The kit also includes four zinc U-bolts and the necessary hardware required for this.

What do we think of it?

The Yitamotor leveling kit is compatible with the 2008 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. It’s not only inexpensive but also comes backed by a 2-year warranty. The build quality of the spacers (aircraft-grade aluminum) is appreciated by users. They also mention that the kit works as it says on the box. At the price it’s sold, it’s impossible to ignore the Yitamotor leveling kit. 

  • Inexpensive
  • Lift works as mentioned

  • None

What is the best leveling kit for Silverado?

The main thing you need to keep in mind while getting a leveling kit or even a lift kit is that it’s going to affect the way your Silverado handles. If not installed correctly, there’s a chance the kit will put extra pressure on the existing components and cause premature wear. Upgrading other components can be one way to do it, but that’s going to bump up the price as well.

That’s why products like the Rough Country Leveling Kit (w/ N3 shocks) make sense. It comes with a set of shocks in the kit making it a more appealing choice than just regular leveling kits. But if all you want is to level the front with the rear without adding lift or introducing new shocks, the MotoFab Lifts front leveling kit is a clear winner. Its spacers are CNCed out of billet aluminum, so strength and longevity aren’t likely to be an issue. There’s a Rough Country equivalent available as well, although it uses polypropylene blend spacers.

The MotoFab Lift front and rear lift kit not only levels the truck but also adds overall lift, making it easy for you to opt for larger tires as well. The Yitamotor leveling kit does that as well but is available at a smaller price tag.

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