Z55 Conversion 05 Hoe 4x4

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New member from Montana.
Looking to convert my Z55 Autoride to gas shocks(Bilsteins or cheaper) and HD springs, and looking to add something like a 2/2 leveling kit.
I have been researching this for months and still cannot pin it down.
Has someone done this and have a parts list???
Looking for all the parts I need to do it in my driveway.
Truck is a winter rig, only used to get the family to the ski resort and me to work (@ the resort).

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Here is what I did with my 06 Denali...

Moog HD springs
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00498ZR7A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Bilstein 5100 for 2.5" lift
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AX9FSCW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A24CSNU1LOOPXE&psc=1https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AX9FSCW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A24CSNU1LOOPXE&psc=1
Supreme Suspension 0-3" level/lift
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MUI22EA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AA4645M9FHJV2&psc=1

Here's what I wish I did, which btw, is not much more expensive but better for cold weather... (I live in AK)

Rancho RS9000xl 9 position select (Front)
https://www.amazon.com/Rancho-RS999...-442-4-2-2475-104-&vehicleName=2006+GMC+Yukon

Rancho RS9000xl 9 position select (Rear)
https://www.amazon.com/Rancho-RS999...442-4-2-2475-104-3&vehicleName=2006+GMC+Yukon

Cognito upper control arms (to maintain better geometry and saving your ball joints)
https://cognitomotorsports.com/cogn...-for-99-06-silverado-sierra-1500-2wd-4wd.html

I don't know if I would recommend this, but I did a 6" Rough Country lift...the bump stops have clearance problems so my ride isn't that good but it saves my tires which makes a big difference to me (33" Toyos arent cheap) The shocks and springs that come in this kit are poop, and like I said, there is clearance problems with the stock bump stops...but it's a cheap lift kit.
https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-suspension-lift-kit-280n2.html
 

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Only for two reasons: 1. you simply want new ones....2. the stock ones are damaged/need to be R2.
Otherwise no, you can use the stock ones.
I used a 1.5" Supreme Suspension lift block under mine when I did it and it was too high; a 1" lift block would put you around 2-2.5" lift in the rear.
Careful pushing those lift keys down too far; the steering gets very squirrelly and you wear out the outer tread on your tires very quickly.
 

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