It’s pretty difficult to look past a late-model GM pickup truck for a good daily driver or shop rig, isn’t it? Couple of comfy seats, heat and air, a thumping sound system, LS power, and they’re pretty decent looking, which…well, if we’ve got to be honest, we would rather have a Silverado or Sierra with a couple of years on them versus the brand-new stuff. Just us. But just because you opt in for one of the most successful vehicles on the market doesn’t mean that you have to keep it dead-nuts stock. Face it, driving around in a basic Chevy or GMC looks like you either hit up a used car lot or scored a discount on a former U-haul rental vehicle. Why not put in some improvements and some aesthetic work as well with your GMT900 pickups?
Ridetech’s StreetGrip system can give your GM pickup the much-needed altitude adjustment, and much more. The front springs are replaced with HQ Series coil-overs and drop spindles bring the bumper back down to Earth. In the rear, an adjustable shackle and flip kit will lower your lift height into the bed, and all the way around you will find HQ Series adjustable shock absorbers that can either handle the load or keep the ride as comfortable as your hind-end desires. The hardware is included and the entire StreetGrip kit is a bolt-on affair for all two-wheel-drive trucks. You can even add one of RideTech’s MuscleBar sway bars up front with Delrin lined bushings that will increase the sway bar rate by 52%. A weekend’s worth of work and your truck could be hunkered down and ready to do more than just haul junk from the hardware store.