LIFT KIT | 2011-2016 GM 2500HD Diesel | 10" STAGE 3
Superior fit, function and finish. Improved ride quality, O.E. steering geometry and O.E. track-width, just a few of the many reasons we are known as the reliable 2500HD guys. You could also say we paved the way for sub-frame style lift kits, twenty years ago and long before the current trend. Fifteen years later, like the 2500HD our lift kits are still evolving and still continue to uphold our reputation! The OPCSK-C3-16-11 kit includes front & rear lift components for a level stance at 9-10 inches of lift, dual front shock brackets and six of our Dirt-Series 2.0 reservoir shocks!
Our Stage 3 10" kit for the 2011-16 2500HD includes our 8-10" one-piece gusseted sub-frame with a steel full size differential skid plate, fabricated steel, CNC machined front steering knuckles, high strength steering drop center-link with heim jointed support links to minimize wear of the factory idler and pitman arms, differential drop brackets, heavy duty bump stop brackets, extended sway bar end links, brake lines & drop brackets, CST laser cut torsion x-member drop brackets and all of the necessary hardware. This 10” version of our 8-10” kit also includes a new front drive-shaft, uni-ball upper arms and torsion keys! This kit will also include dual front shock brackets with billet mounts, six of our Dirt-Series 2.0 reservoir shocks along with our soft-ride rear leaf springs, 3” fabricated rear lift blocks with bumpstop pads and zinc-plated u-bolts for 9.5 inches of rear lift!
Steering stabilizer brackets are built into the kit and our stabilizer shock kit can be purchased as an upgrade option.
Cutting or modifying the front differential is not required. Our 8-10" lift kit retains the factory front wheel track width and has zero issues with the GM Stabilitrak system.
See upgrades, component breakdown & additional shock options below!
INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT BREAK-DOWN (ALL REQUIRED FOR 10” LIFT)
- OPCSS-C3-16-B1 | 8-10” BOX 1
- OPCSS-C3-16-B2 | 8-10” BOX 2
- OPCSS-C3-16-B3 | 8-10” BOX 3
- OPCSL-C19-1 | LEAF SPRINGS / 6.5” OVER-STOCK (PAIR)
- OPCSS-C20-6 | REAR KIT
- OPCSK-C13-3 | FORGED TORSION KEYS
- OPCSS-C2-10 | UNI-BALL UCA KIT
- OPCSP-C28-5 | CV STYLE DRIVE-SHAFT (8-10” LIFT 2011-16 HD W/ DIESEL)
- OPCSS-C22-8 | SHIFT LINKAGE 2011-15 2500HD
- OPCSS-C28-3 | 2011-16 REAR CARRIER BEARING SPACER
- OPCSS-C5-7 | DUAL FRONT SHOCK MOUNTS
- OPCSR-6524 | 2.0 FRONT SHOCK (ORDER 2)
- OPCSR-6523 | 2.0 FRONT SHOCK (ORDER 2)
- OPCSR-6525 | 2.0 REAR SHOCK (ORDER 2)
- 8-10" ADJUSTABLE LIFT HEIGHT!
- ALL CST SUB-FRAME STYLE LIFT KITS INCLUDE A NEW CENTER-LINK WITH HEIM SUPPORTS OFF OF THE SUB-FRAME TO REDUCE WEAR & TEAR AND ADD STABILITY TO THE O.E. IDLER AND PITMAN ARMS!
- TRACK-WIDTH REMAINS FACTORY.
- CONSTRUCTED OF 1/4" OR THICKER STEEL FOR EXTREME STRENGTH!
- STEERING SUPPORTS INCLUDED IN THE KIT / DROP CENTER-LINK BRACED OFF OF SUB-FRAME USING HEIM JOINTS FOR SUPPERIOR STEERING QUALITY!
- NO GM STABILITRACK ISSUES.
- FABRICATED PARTS COVERED IN A HIGH QUALITY, TWO-STAGE GLOSS BLACK POWDER COAT FINISH!
- FRONT DIFFERENTIAL SKID PLATE INCLUDED! (4WD)
- NO WELDING REQUIRED!
- SPINDLES ARE CONSTRUCTED OF PRECISION LASER CUT ¼” OR BETTER STEEL WITH CNC MACHINED BALL JOINT TAPERS, AND COMPLETELY MIG WELDED!
- STEEL BRAIDED, D.O.T. APPROVED BRAKELINES.
- EXTENDED TRAVEL UNI-BALL UCA KIT W/ CLOSED UNI-BALL HOUSING.
- AMERICAN MADE FORGED TORSION KEYS!
- SIX REBUILDABLE 2.0 DIRT-SERIES STEEL BODY SHOCKS.
- EXTENDED LENGTH CV FRONT DRIVE-SHAFT.
- 6.5” OVER-STOCK HEIGHT SOFT-RIDE LEAF SPRINGS MADE IN THE U.S.
- NEW U-BOLT SPRING PLATES SAVE THE INSTALLER THE TIME OF PULLING APART O.E. LEAF PACK.
- ZINC-PLATED U-BOLTS TO PREVENT RUST!
- MOST 18" FACTORY SPARE TIRES CAN BE USED.
- CST SUPERIOR QUALITY, FIT, FUNCTION, AND APPEARANCE!
- ABILITY TO PUT THE TRUCKS SUSPENSION BACK TO STOCK.
- IMPROVED GROUND CLEARANCE!
- AVAILABLE / OPTIONAL FRONT STEERING STABILIZER.
- PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.!!
Notes / Wheel & tire fitment
- ALL PARTS LISTED ABOVE REQUIRED FOR 10" OF LIFT!
- THIS KIT IS FOR 2011-16 2500HD DIESEL MODELS ONLY, CALL FOR NON-DIESEL APPLICATIONS!
- 5.25" MAX BACK-SPACING ON 17-18" WHEELS.
- 5.75" MAX BACK-SPACING ON 20" & LARGER WHEELS.
- 37" Tires with 12-14" wide wheels. (see pictures above)
- 38" Tires with 9-10" wide wheels. (see pictures above)
- 38" Tires with 10-12" wide wheels. (see pictures above - trimming required*)
- SOME MODELS MAY NEED ADDITIONAL REAR LIFT COMPONENTS FOR TRUCK TO BE COMPLETELY LEVEL.
- ADD AIR BAGS FOR TOWING!
- APPROVED ON 3500, 3500HD & 3500 DUALLY models, requires additional parts!
- CHECK REAR DRIVE-LINE LENGTH**
- OPCSR-2946 | CST STEERING STABILIZER (FITS 8-10" KIT!)
- OPCSS-C24-16 | CST EXTREME DUTY TIE-ROD KIT (GEN. III)
- OPCSS-C29-17 | FRONT SKID-PLATE W/CST LOGO
- OPCSS-C22-13 | SHIFT LINKAGE BRACKET 2016.5 HD 4WD
- OPCSR-A27-2 | BLACK BILLET CLAMPS
Recommended Tire and Wheel Specs:
(MOST O.E. wheels and tires will work with the lift kit installed - some require wheel spacers)
Wheels for use with oversized tires -
17 x 8" or 9" w/ 5 1/4" BS
18 x 9" w/ 5 1/4" BS
20 x 9" or 10" w/ 5 3/4" BS
(some higher offset wheels may work....test fitment required)
Tire sizes for use on factory O.E. 20" wheels / spacers requied on some models*
37 x 12.50 (no trimming required at 8.5" of lift)
38 x 13.50 or 14.50 (minor trimming required - must be set to 10" of lift)
OVPRO #: OPCSK-C3-16-11