CCM leveling kit

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  1. Ridin Solo

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    Has anybody had any issues installing a CCM leveling kit? I have a 2013 Denali which I have seen other people on this forum install and the shop that was supposed to install it this morning just told me that it isn’t going to work because of the autoride (maybe that’s the wrong term?) plug.
     
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    no personal experience here but from what I'm reading its gonna make the autoride go crazy unless you modify it by making it think that its still stock height by installing some brackets to make up for the extra distance in height.
     
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    What does this kit consist of and how much does it lift it?

    I have a 2" spacer (lower strut) on mine and I noticed no effects to the Autoride at all. Just bolted them in one day while doing a tire rotation and made no other changes to the front end.

    If it were me, I'd use longer rods to make longer links so that the sensor arms are in their original locations. Might need to use epoxy if smooth rod or find some all-thread rod that's slightly thicker in diameter.
     
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    It raises it up 2.5" in the front, except it attaches to the top of the strut verses the bottom, and has a 1" coil spacer that goes on the back underneath the rear coil spring. I know there are, or were, members on this forum who have installed this kit successfully with autoride and I even verified that with the company who makes the kit; who offered to give that shop step by step directions over the phone. I guess I was just shocked that a shop was too lazy to even attempt to see how to install it and wasted my time by taking the front end apart and then saying it wouldn't work because the autoride plug was in the way.

    So, I'm going to take it somewhere else but was wondering how other people have routed their autoride plug when installing this specific kit. I mean, the kit comes with instructions lol not very hard, I just don't have the capability to do it myself - no tools and I live in an apartment. I also have seriously never had an issue with buying my own parts and then paying a shop to install them but apparently here in San Antonio, nobody wants to touch it because I didn't buy it from them. Just a very frustrating process for something that should be so simple.
     
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    Hmmm. I've never looked at the Autoride plug location and how it may interfere with a top strut spacer. Going off of memory, the plug is in the center of the strut, over the rod. I can't imagine how this could be in the way, but I'm not actually looking at it. It could've just been the shop not wanting to get their hands in it. Installing such modification parts could open a shop to legal issues (regardless if they're at fault) if something were to fail and cause damage or injury or death.

    My 2" front lift is a lower strut spacer and the rear is a 1" coil spacer. Easy install, made no other mods and no problems ever.
     
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    I believe you are right. Oh well, I’ll just be holding onto the parts for now. I’m not in a rush
     
  7. iamdub

    iamdub I feel ya, Mr. Cash. I feel ya.

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    Where at in TX are you? Maybe a forum member is nearby and could give you a hand? It's all quick, bolt-in stuff.
     
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    not to revive this from the dead, but I put the CCM kit on myself I have a 07 LTZ and haven't had issues with the autoride myself at all. Only thing I will recommend is when you install the nuts onto the threads for the old hat, make sure you cut the studs just above the nuts and don't leave more than 1/4" of thread past that, I'm running into an issue now where when the suspension is under load or turning that the studs are hitting the top of the spacer and making a terrible squeaking sound. Gotta rip the struts back out and trim the studs back down so that stops. To testify to the quality though, I drove about 4500 miles in january from Whidbey Island, WA to Columbia SC then up to DC and didn't have issues with the autoride at any point in time, as well as no codes or lights that came on.. I'm also running 305/55/20's on my tahoe and have some rubbing but to be expected. Best of luck if you haven't installed them yet!
     
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