Press Release #59: 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 Leveling Kits

PRESS RELEASE #59

2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 Leveling Kits

Fits: 2014 Chevy/GMC 1/2 Ton Pickup

Kit: 2″ Leveling Kit 

Part: #C1200

Base Price: $69.95

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  • Solid One-Piece Design
  • No Strut Compression Needed
  • Maintains Factory Ride Quality
  • Levels Front-to-Back Stance
  • Quick and Easy Bolt-on Install

Quick Specs:

Skill Level: 2 of 5

Installation Time: 1 hr

Max Tire/Wheel Size: 33×12.50 on stock wheels

33×12.50 on 17-18-20in wheel with 5.75in backspacing

Coldwater, MI—August 23, 2013— Zone Offroad Products now offers a 2″ leveling kit to fit the newly redesigned 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 2/4WD trucks. The kit uses a pair of high performance polyamide lower strut spacers with new mounting hardware to safely and economically lift and level the new 2014 GM 1/2-ton trucks. Key benefits to the design include a molded design to cradle the stock mount and easy installation without the need for strut compressor. The kit allows for the installation of up to 33″ tires on stock or aftermarket wheels. As with all Zone Offroad Products, this kit comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

For more info on this kits and other options, check out zoneoffroad.com or call (888) 998-ZONE.

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93 comments on “Press Release #59: 2014 Chevy/GMC 1500 Leveling Kits”

  1. David Reply

    Are the tires on that silver silverado that you guys have in the pictures for the two in leveling kit really 33″ tires? They look larger

    • Zone Offroad Reply

      At the time the photo was shot we were testing clearance of a 35×12.50 tire on 20×9 wheels. They fit in there, however there was some minor trimming necessary to keep it from rubbing.

        • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

          Inner fender liner and lower valance on the front bumper had to be trimmed and there was still contact occasionally offroad. Easiest way is to mount the wheels/tires on the truck, turn the wheels side to side and trim accordingly until they don’t rub

          • Carter @ Zone Offroad

            I believe these was the 20×9 Dick Cepek GunMetal 7 wheels that have a (5.5″ Backspacing/ +13mm Offset)

  2. Michael Milford Reply

    I seen your truck with the 2 inch leveling kit and 35 inch tires. Can you tell me what offset you were using I have a 3 inch body lift and want the tires to stick out as far as possible

  3. Zone Offroad Products Reply

    @Michael, we were able to fit 35×12.50 tires on a 20×9 (5” backspacing) wheel on our 2014 GM 1/2-ton with only minor trimming. As you stick the tires out farther you’ll have more of an issue with rubbing

  4. Josh Reply

    If i do 2in level kit on front What’s max tire size on factory 18in wheel? Don’t want to trim etc

    • Zone Offroad Products Reply

      Hey Josh,
      If you look in the quick specs box we have the recommended max tire size for stock wheels listed at 33×12.50. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us directly at (888) 998-9663

  5. Blake Reply

    I have an 02 silverado 1500 with a 2″ front leveling kit and a 3″ body lift. Will i be able to fit 35×12.50×20 tires.

    • Zone Offroad Products Reply

      @Blake, 35×12.50 are a tight fit when turning full lock to lock on your Silverado with 2” keys + 3” body lift. They may fit on there however a big factor to the clearance is the wheel width and backspacing used. It may require some minor trimming for clearance.

  6. Eric Reply

    I have a new 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 that I purchased and I had them install a leveling kit before I bought it but for some reason it just doesnt look level to me. The front seems like it sits a little bit lower to me but I am also looking at the distance between the fender and the top of the tire. Is this normal or should there be an equal amount of space between the fender and the top of the tire on both the front and back??

    • Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Eric, most of these late model Chevy 1500s come 2” front low from the factory which is why our leveling kit is set at 2” to level the stance. Its important to say other aftermarket accessories like bumpers, bed caps, add-a-leaf kits, and other accessories can effect the stance of the truck as well. Assuming its our leveling kit installed on your ’14 Chevy you are welcome to contact our tech department so they can verify measurements with the height and offer up suggestions, (888) 998-9663 or tech@zoneoffroad.com

  7. Kevin Reply

    I have a 2014 silverado with stock wheels and a leveling kit. I know your suggestion is a 33×12.50 tire. Is it possible to run a 34×11.50 without rubbing. The silver silverado looks awesome and I would love my truck to have that stance. Any suggestions?

    Also, is it just a front leveling kit on the truck or front and back?

    • Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Kevin,
      the silver Silverado pictured is actually running a 35×12.50 tire on 20×8.5 wheel (5.75” BSing) with just the front 2” leveling kit. The setup would require some fender trimming for sufficient clearance during offroad use, but they did fit with just the leveling kit. I’d say a 34×11.50 tire could work on there, however it will be dependent on the wheel width/backspacing as to how much if any trimming will be needed

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Rob, those are 20” Dick Cepek Gun Metal 7 wheels

      • ShoelessMo Reply

        I leveled my 2015 Silverado a few months ago and am looking to upgrade wheels and tires now and I like the look of those DC Gun Metal 7 wheels, but from what it looks like they are all a 5 lug pattern and my truck is a 6 lug… am I missing something?

        • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

          @ShoelessMo After checking Dick Cepek’s website it appears they may be discontinuing the GM7 wheels. They’re no longer listed on their website, but in the past they did offer them in 5-, 6-, and 8-lug patterns. If you’re set on that wheel I’d contact Dick Cepek or the parts supplier to confirm availability first.

  8. a2f Reply

    if I get around a 3.5 suspension lift on 2014 silverado is there anyway I could possibly get 35’s in there? if so reply to email. @ausfischer2@gmail.com

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      @a2f The GMs are’t known for open wheel wells and that makes it difficult to clear larger tires. 35s are a tight fit for the 3.5” kit and is larger than our engineers recommend. 33-34” tires would fit better and depending on the wheel width and backspacing may still require some trimming for proper clearance. For more on the topic contact Zone sales/tech support at (888) 998-9663 or sales@zoneoffroad.com

  9. Vern*** Reply

    Yes I have a 2.5 leveling kit and a zone 1.5 body planning on putting 35s on Monday .. seems I maybe close to the body mount behind the fender skirt. Have about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 space now with 33s. How close was y’all to it on the 2 inch leveling?

      • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

        35×12.50 tires on 20×9 (5” BSing) wheels is tight with just a leveling kit and would require a fair amount of trimming to not rub on or offroad. 4-6” is recommended for sufficient clearance which is what we used the truck from following the test fit of this leveling kit.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey RJ, the leveling kit itself won’t effect fuel economy, its the larger diameter (typically heavier too) wheels & tires that lower fuel economy slightly

  10. Mark Reply

    I have a 2015 Silverado z71 4×4. I want to get a 2.5 level kit put on my truck. Will this effect the warranty?

  11. Kieran cantrell Reply

    I have a 2014 Chevy with a 2.5in leveling kit. I want to put 35′ tires and wanted to know if y’all had to trim the back wheel wells to get them to fit. I’m going to put a few more inches in the front so I’m not worried about the front and what would be best to add to the front to lift it up 1.5-2 inches ?

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      35s are a tall order on just a leveling kit for the 2014+ Chevy 1500s. Clearance/trimming would largely depend on the wheel and tire you choose. Wider wheels and smaller backspacing would require more trimming. Also the width of the tire and how aggressive the sidewall is will effect clearance. We had to trim the inner fender and lower front valance for clearance on the silver Chevy 1500 above. A 2.5” leveling kit is already close to the maxing out the stock UCAs and limiting droop travel. We recommend our 4.5” kit (at minimum) to fit 35” tires, for more info on the kit head to our website at http://zoneoffroad.com/display?ma=9&yr=2014&mo=273&ca=78

  12. Thomas Swann Reply

    This is one sexy truck!!! Ive got a 2015 and will be trying this same setup with a 315/70/17 nitto trail grappler on factory 17’s. Hope I can get it to work ill post pics either way.

  13. david Reply

    hey man I just got a 2015 silverado lt 1500 z71 and want to put a 2 inch leveling kit. what’s the biggest tire I can run with 20 inch rims and no offset or backspacing.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      David, max tire size will be dependent on how wide the 20” wheel is as well as the amount of trimming you are OK with doing and how it will be used. We spec the 2” leveling kit to fit up to 33×12.50 tires on stock wheels.

  14. Jake Cannon Reply

    I just purchased a 2015 chevy 1500 and want to do it right but not spend more than needed to put 35 by 12.50 on there whats the right direction far as how much of a lift i need ect…

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Jake,
      it typically requires 4.5-6.5” of lift to run a 35×12.50 tire on your new Chevy 1500. That said there are a number of factors that play into the recommendation like wheel size (width and backspacing), amount of trimming you are comfortable with (GMs use a square wheel well that oftentimes requires some trimming), along with where you’re running stock vs. aftermarket bumpers, fender flares and other accessories. Check out our website to see recommended wheel/tire specs for each kit

  15. Michael Mills Reply

    I have a 2014 1500. Will I be able to run 35s on a 2.5 inch level with the stock wheels.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      While you may be able to install them, they are outside of our recommended specs. Trimming will likely be needed.

  16. Kevin Reply

    I have a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with stock 20 inch chrome wheels and a 2 inch level in front. Will 33×12.2 Toyo Open Country MT (P295/55r20) tires fit with no rubbing or trimming required?

  17. Jason Reply

    I have a 2015 Chevrolet 1500 and I have leveling kit with a 2” block on the rear. I’m running a nitto trail grappler in a 295/65/20. The problem I’m having is that everything runs good but when I pull my boat it sits the rear fender on the rear tires. Please if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

    • Carter @ Zone offroad Reply

      Hey Jason, the squatting issue is due to the heavy tongue weight of your boat and trailer. The rear lift block will give the truck additional ride height, but not increased load capacity as you are still running the stock leaf pack. You have a couple options to resolve this, first would be to replace the block with an add-a-leaf kit (Zone #C6159) that will add an additional leaf to your spring pack and increase load capacity. Another common solution (and the one we use on our tow rigs) is a rear air bag support kit like the Load Leveler 5000 from Air Lift. The benefit here is you can remove the rear block to level the stance for everyday driving and whenever you need to tow you just air up the bags up for increased load capacity and stability without the rear sagging.

  18. Jai Hunter Reply

    I have a 2014 GMC 1500. I am installing a 2″ leveling kit. I have the stock GM 20″ wheels. What tire can I run with NO trimming?

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      While we haven’t tried every tire and wheel combination, we spec the 2” leveling kit to fit 285/70r17 tires on stock wheels. The equivalent 20” would be a 285/55r20 tire. Our leveling kit is designed to provide 2” of lift, a make no guarantees on max tire fitment w/ or w/o trimming, just recommendations.

  19. Chris Reply

    I have a 2014 Silverado. I was looking at doing a 2″ level. What back spacing on aftermarket wheel would I need to run a 33×12.5

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      33×12.50 will be tight fit on just a 2” leveling kit. We spec 285/70r17 (33×11.50) tires on stock wheels, While 33×12.50 tires can be used with aftermarket wheels, some trimming may be needed for clearance in some situations (fully turned with the suspension compressed). 8-9” wide wheels with 5-5.75” backspacing would be ideal to limit the need for trimming

  20. Brandon Reply

    I have a 2015 gmc sierra 1500. I am putting a 3.5″ suspension lift and 2″wheel spacers on it and I need to know if I can fit 305/55/20r on it ? The rims are factory 20″ black

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Brandon, are you referring to the (#C1351) 3.5” Combo Kit that combines a 2” leveling kit with a 1.5” body lift? The stock 20×8.5” wheels have roughly a 6” backspacing. To fit 33×12.50 (305/55r20) tires you’ll want to stay to a 8-9” wide wheel with 5-6” backspacing. 2” wheel spacers will give you around a 4” backspacing and stick the tires out farther. The wider stance increases the range of motion the tires use in the wheel well when turning and will likely require additional trimming to keep them from rubbing when turned.

  21. Tony Reply

    I have a 2016 silverado and want to do the 2″ leveling kit and run 295/70r18 which Is a 34.26″ tire at 11.61″ wide. Am I able to do this with just the factory offset? I don’t mind having to trim at all. I know you guys only recommend 33×12.50. I seen that you were running 35×12.50 with the 2″ leveling kit, just didn’t know if you had any advice on what I want as my set up. Thanks

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Tony, on the stock wheels there’s a good chance those tires will fit without any trimming needed with just the leveling kit

  22. Josh Keiter Reply

    I have a 2.5″ level kit on my 2014 Silverado 4×4 double cab. Keeping my factory 18″ wheels for now but looking to skin them with 295/70R18 Dick Cepek Extreme Country’s. That’s a 34.3″ tire. Will I need to trim out some fender wall to eliminate some rubbing? I’m a hunter, not a heavy off-roader so I’m not too worried about spring compression as much since most of the places I go off-pavement aren’t really that rough. Thoughts? Thanks!!!

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Josh, being that those are outside our recommended specs you’ll likely need to trim slightly, but it shouldn’t be bad. the easiest way to do so is after mounting the tires up turn the wheels from side to side (slowly) and trim the inner fender and valance as needed.

  23. Kennedy Reply

    Carter,
    I have a 2014 silverado with the 2″ leveling kit installed. I am looking into running a 275/70/17 cooper a/t3 tire on 17×9 wheels with 0mm offset. Think I will be able to run this setup on my rig as far as clearing front bumper, etc?

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Kennedy, I think that setup will work well on there without the need to trim for normal driving conditions. That tire measures out to a 32.17″ x 11″ tire on a 17×9 5″ BSing wheel.

  24. Aaron Reply

    I lifted my 2010 silverado 2 inches front and back. Will 295/70/17 nitto trial grappler tires work. With 17×9 -12mm offset rims work with the possibility of some minor trimming? Thanks!

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      That setup will be a bit tight on there with just the 2″ kit. While trimming would help, its we’d recommend a 4.5″ lift to clear that wheel/tire setup.
      295/70r17 measures to 34″ x 12″
      17×9 wheel (-12mm offset) measures to roughly 4.5″ backspacing

  25. curtis evans Reply

    I have a 2015 Silverado double cab stock height running 305/55/20 mickey thompson atz on stock rims with now rub at all. About to put 2 in level kit on and run a bigger tire have plenty of space

  26. Eric Diekmann Reply

    I have a 2014 Z71, I installed a 2″ front level kit. I am wanting just like everyone else to replace the factory tires which I now have 30k miles on them with bigger and wider tires but not to crazy where I need to worry about rubbing or having to do trimming. Recommendations for a tire size? Off road driving I do little of and when I do I take it easy, oh and I am keeping my stock wheels,,which are 18s

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Eric, our max rec’d wheel/tire size for the 2″ leveling kit on a 2007-2016 GM1500 is for 285/65r18 tires (33×11.50) on stock 18s.

  27. Roger Farmer Reply

    What leveling kit do i need exactly to level my 2014 GMC 1500 SLE Z71 4×4?

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Roger, our (#C1200) 2″ Leveling Kit will level the stance on your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD.

  28. John Olson Reply

    I have a 2016 chev 1500 z71 that I put a 2 inch level kit in I want to run as small offset wheel as I can and as large a tire as possible what is the best option I am staying with the stock 18 inch inch wheel I would like them dished out as much as I can

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      John, I’m a little confused what you’re asking here; you mention small offset, dished out look but stock wheels. Are you running the stock 18″ wheels or are you asking for about aftermarket wheel recommendations? Our sales/tech support teams are available to assist you as well, feee free to contact them directly at (888) 998-9663

  29. Chris Reply

    So the truck pictured above has a 2 in leveling kit and 35’s? I have a 3 in kit on my 15 sierra 1500,I’d like to run 35 12.5 as well, just curious what kind of trimming u had to do, my wheels have a 5.39 in backspacing, any advice would be great thanks

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      At the time of the pictures the tires still rubbed when turning. We had to trim the lower corners of the front valance as well as the inner fender liner for additional clearance. If you plan to go offroad where the suspension will be cycled, we’d recommend additional lift to clear this wheel/tire combo.

  30. Rizzo Reply

    I have a 2015 Z71 and I am getting a 2″ level kit. What size rims and tires should I get. I also pull a boat with my truck.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Rizzo, there’s been a lot of discussion on this topic in the comments. Our recommendation is to run up to a 285/70r17 tire on 17×8 or 17×9 wheel with 5-6″ backspacing. Other tires in a comparable size for 18-20″ wheels will work as well. Other sizes may fit, however we can’t guarantee some fender trimming won’t be needed to fit in all driving conditions. With the weight of the truck and towing a trailer you’ll want to go with a D or E load rated tire.

  31. Ricardo Reply

    I have read all your advise to run 35’s on stock 20’s . I personally don’t really plan on off reading much and have your 2 inch kit on a 2wd Z71.My question is how much much trimming does it take to fit those tires. I scored a set of Toyo a/t and don’t really want to fork out cash for a lift kit right now. Do you have any pictures of the modifications you guys did to see what it looks like ? My concern is ruining a brand new truck.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Ricardo, unfortunately we don’t have any photos of how that truck was set up with closeup of the fenders/trimming. It was a test fit vehicle so after we finished with the leveling kit we took it back into the shop to fit the 4.5″ and 6.5″ kits. The best recommendation I can say for you being that you already have the leveling kit installed and the tires on hand is to mount one tire up, bolt it on and see for yourself how much trimming would be needed.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Sal, we don’t offer a lift option to fit 35s on the factory 17″ wheels. Our 2″ leveling kit, and 3.5″ combo kit would require additional trimming to fit 35s, but can be used with factory 17″ wheels. Our 4.5″ and 6.5″ kits will allow fitment of up to 35″ tires, however has a interference issue with the factory 17″ wheels due to the tie rod mount on the new steering knuckles which requires aftermarket wheels with larger backspacing. FOr more on the topic contact the Zone Offroad sales/tech team at (888) 998-9663 or sales-zone@sporttruckusainc.com

  32. Jake Reply

    Im curious as to what part of the inner fender you had to trim to fit those 35’s in there. I have a 2014 silverado 1500 2″ leveling kit with an aftermarket front bumper that provides alot mor clearance. I would lean more towards 295/70r18. So nasically 34×11.6. Just wondering if you trimmed the inner fender back ny the door as well.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      We only had the truck set up temporarily with this setup and didn’t make specific note of the amount of trimming needed because the truck was used right after these photos to test fit the full IFS lift kits that didn’t require us to trim. The amount of trimming would also depend on the wheels (width & backspacing) you used as how the truck will be used (offroad use will cycle the suspension more and require more trimming).

  33. Corey Reply

    Can I run 35/12.5/18 on my stock 18 in wheels. 2015 Chevy 1500 with 3 inch strut spacers on front and 2 inch strut spacers on back.
    Thanks.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Corey, that tire size is larger than out the recommended tire/wheel specs for our 2″ leveling kits and even 3.5″ combo kits. We recommend a minimum of 4.5″ of lift to fit 35″ tires. That said it may fit in there with additional fender trimming, but it is outside of out recommended specs. Also, I would be careful installing another company’s 3″ strut spacer is there is no other correction for the front suspension geometry to correct upper ball joint positioning and CV axle angles.

  34. Dan Reply

    What is the biggest, widest tire I can put on a factory 2014 Silverado 1500 with 20 inch rims without doing any trimming or cutting? I want the tires to stick out as much as possible. Also what is the biggest tire I could use if I were to put your 2 inch leveling kit on the front without having to do any cutting or trimming? Thank You!!

  35. Miguel Reply

    I just bought a 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 with a 2″ leveling kit. Can you tell me what is the largest tire size that i can use on 22’s and exact wheel size and offset? and the largest tire size that i can use on 20’s and exact wheel size and offset?

    Thanks !!!!

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Miguel, we list our recommended max tire size on our website based on what our engineers have test fit. That being said, there are other sizes that may fit with little to no trimming, we just don’t test every tire and wheel combination out there. The GM trucks have a squared off wheel well which may require minor trimming to fit an oversized wheel/tire. A truck used on-road only is less likely to need trimming than one used offroad (situations where the suspension is compressed with the tires turned). For more on our tire wheel recommendations head to http://zoneoffroad.com/zone-offroad-products-2in-leveling-kit-chevy-gmc-pickup/c1220

  36. Mike Reply

    I have a 2014 crew cab 1500 Ltz I want to put a 2 inch leveling kit what size of tires can I put on with out any trimming at all

  37. Clarence Flinn Reply

    I have a 2015 silverado crew cab 2wd with factory p275/55 r20s. It has 3.5 front lift and 1.5 rear lift. It looks really good except the tires look really small now. So I was wondering how big of tires I could put on it without rubbing. It won’t be off-road.

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Hey Clarence, thanks for reaching out. On the late model GM1500s with the 3.5″ combo lift we spec up to 33×12.50 tire, however that will be dependent on the wheels you’re running (diameter, width, and backspacing). It also depends on your comfort level trimming as the GMs have a very squared off wheel well that many choose to trimming to maximize space for tire clearance.

  38. Brian Reply

    Would you be able to fit 285/75R17 (33.8×11.2) with 4.5 backspacing and -6mm offset without trimming on a 2015 1500 with the 2 in level kit?

    • Carter @ Zone Offroad Reply

      Being those tires/wheels are outside of our recommended tire/wheel specs we can’t guarantee fitment without some degree of trimming needed to maximize the tire clearance in the squared off fenders of GM1500 trucks. Not knowing with width of your 17″ wheels its hard to give an answer too. 17×8 or 17×9 wheels with 5-5.75″ backspacing are ideal to maximize tire clearance.

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