Advice on rust + install found on 2010 Tahoe underside

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  1. kalig

    kalig TYF Newbie

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    Hello everyone. First time poster here and also a noob about lifts.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2010 Z71 Tahoe with an already installed 6" procomp lift.

    This will be my 3rd Tahoe but my first lifted one and I know very little about lifts.

    It's located almost 4 hours away from where I live so I had the dealer send me some videos of the lift/underside.

    It's located near the gulf coast so it has some rust on it.

    I'm aware ProComp isn't the first choice for lift kits, but what I'm hoping to get here is:
    • Given that it's near the gulf, it looks like surface rust to me, what do you think?
    • Any details you can tell from the pictures as to if the previous owner cut any corners on the lift install?
    • Any tips if I do get this how to go about getting that rust off and sealing it to prevent further corrosion?
    • In the top picture, on the right behind the tire tred is what looks like a super dry-rotted boot of some sort. WTF is that?


    Thanks so much in advance!

    Here's some screenshots I took:
    https://imgur.com/a/ZUeeg


    Again, I'm a complete noob about lifts and suspensions in general so any technical details please ELI5. :)
     
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    Howdy J! The rust I can see in those photos would not bother me at all, surface rust. But if it was used to tow a boat and dunked at the ramp, check more closely and inspect the brakes and rotors.
     
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    That’s pretty clean imo, you could always clean it up and paint it if you wanted too but being as your not in the rust belt I’d just wash it often and call it a day, that dry rotted thing is a bump stop for the rear end


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    Shit, you want to see rust... I’ll post my frame rails... thats clean as hell.
     
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    Thank you so much everyone!

    Now I have to go google 'bump stop'. :)
     
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    kalig TYF Newbie

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    Oh sorry, any info on how the lift was installed? I know there's many ways to cut corners. Does it look like it was done as cheap as possible or does it look like it was done 'right'?
     
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    I’m not a lift expert but based on those pics it looks to be done correctly from what you can see, maybe look on the manufacturers website and see if you can see everything that comes in the kit installed


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    kalig TYF Newbie

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    Thanks, it looked right to me for the kit I found online. I'll go review again.

    It sucks b/c I am having to talk about this sight unseen right now since it's almost 4 hours from me. Looks like I'm gonna take Saturday and go possibly get it. :)

    You guys are already putting my mind at ease here.
     
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    judging from the looks it seems the lift was most likely installed very close to when it was new. I have two 07's and both have bumpstops that look bad. From the looks of the back shocks I would think as someone else stated that it most likely was involved in some saltwater boat launching as well. Not at all a big deal and I always like to see an undercarriage untouched and not flashed over with a rattle can. The most important thing I check for is front tire wear as it can tell you a lot. Also shake it and make sure the bushings are ok and not a big deal if they're due for replacement. The only issue I would address is the ABS wire going to the hub is on the wrong side of the control arm. Probably due to length with the lift but should have stayed behind the wheel and in place with drop brackets. Otherwise looks good....just drive it and listen up for anything..!!
     
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    kalig TYF Newbie

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    AWESOME! That's the kind of details I was hoping to get! Thank you SOOO much!!!

    Anything else anyone else can spot?
     

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