NORCAL SS Custom 2/3.5-4.5 for all 2wd 2015+ GM SUV

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  1. Fsuhammond

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    I have a 15 Escalade esv. I’ve read that the Burban/xl/esv should use the 1” spacer. Just wanted to clarify that is correct and does it result in a similar to full drop in the shorter version trucks? Ordering this kit very soon. I can install myself but don’t have much extra time right now, what is the price range that you guys have been paying for labor?
     
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  2. NORCAL SS

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    gm used 5 differetn spring rates on back of these 15 ups. This includes the ext version and regular wheel base version.

    the rear set up i have will take care of any the springs gm sused and on esvs yes use the 1 inch spacer
     
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    Thank you for the quick response
     
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    The instructions indicate that you have to cut down the upper ball joint so it doesn't interfere with the front axle boot on 4WD vehicles. Are you saying that you don't need to?
     
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    Yes you do. Any spindle on any 2000 to 2019 4wd gm suv you need to do that.
     
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    That's incorrect, 2WD doesn't matter, 4WD you will have to trim the upper ball joint stud almost flush with the nut so it doesn't rub the 4WD boot. The reason being, the drop spindle relocates the hub 2" higher in the knuckle, so the axle moves closer to the ball joint stud and requires trimming. It's not that big a deal and I wouldn't worry about it on a lease vehicle. I would be more worried about doing all the work to lower it just to put it back to stock in 2 years, lol.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. Trimming some threads off of a bolt isn’t a big deal.
     
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    So i know I am late to the show but hey im here now!!!

    Is this the best kit still? I have a 15 lt with no air or mag ride(at least I think no mag)

    I want 24 or maybe 26 wheels.... will they work?

    Also back when I bought stuff from tony years ago for the Trailblazer it was best to do upper control arms, but in my few hours of research i havent seen one mention of this. i just picked up a new to me toy and I am ready to make her pretty.

    What is the drop on the escalade tony? that isnt just 2/4 is it? also how low can I go before I lose all ride comfort and wear out the fron axles?
     
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    Im.sorry been running. This kit has been working out great.

    We can also set up a 3/5-6 kit.

    These trucks you can do 5 and be fine. As long as you cut bracket off frane your fine
     

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