LIFT KIT | 2011-2018 GM 2500HD | 8-10" STAGE 3
Superior fit, function and finish. Improved ride quality, O.E. steering geometry, O.E. CV angles, O.E. track-width, that’s just a few of the many reasons we are known as the 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 CSTCSK-C3-16-3 kit includes all front & rear lift components to provide a level stance at 8 inches of lift. *SHOCKS SOLD SEPARATE*
We've combined our experience in off road racing with trophy truck quality engineering to ensure that your suspension will have increased strength, performance, overall build integrity and perform better than stock. Throughout the initial design and R&D process we made sure to retain the factory O.E. suspension geometry and design attributes!
Our Stage 3 8-10" adjustable kit for the front end includes our 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 & all necessary hardware. This kit will also include two 5” fabricated lift blocks with bumpstop pads, an add-a-leaf kit and zinc-plated u-bolts for 7.5 inches of rear lift! *SHOCKS SOLD SEPARATE*
Steering stabilizer brackets are built into the kit and our stabilizer shock kit can be purchased as an upgrade option.
No cutting of the front differential is required or welding of any kind. Our 8-10" lift kit retains the factory front wheel track width and has zero issues with the GM Stabilitrak system.
With the superior design and the superior quality you have come to expect from CST, this kit continues to be one of our most popular!
Individual Component Box part #’s (all 4 required to complete) – Stage 3 8-10” Lift Kit
- OPCSS-C3-16-B1 / QTY 1
- OPCSS-C3-16-B2 / QTY 1
- OPCSS-C3-16-B3 / QTY 1
- OPCSS-C3-16-B5 / QTY 1
- 8-10" ADJUSTABLE LIFT.
- 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!
- FACTORY TRACK-WIDTH!
- CONSTRUCTED OF 1/4" OR THICKER STEEL FOR EXTREME STRENGTH!
- NO GM STABILITRACK ISSUES.
- PARTS COVERED IN A HIGH QUALITY, TWO-STAGE GLOSS BLACK POWDER COAT FINISH!
- FRONT DIFFERENTIAL SKID PLATE INCLUDED.
- NO WELDING REQUIRED!
- KNUCKLES ARE CONSTRUCTED OF PRECISION LASER CUT 1/4 INCH OR THICKER STEEL WITH CNC MACHINED BALL JOINT TAPERS, AND COMPLETELY MIG WELDED!
- STEEL BRAIDED, D.O.T. APPROVED FRONT BRAKE LINES INCLUDED IN THE KIT.
- FACTORY 18" SPARE TIRE CAN BE USED.
- CST SUPERIOR QUALITY FIT, FUNCTION, AND APPEARANCE!
- IMPROVED RIDE.
- ABILITY TO PUT TRUCKS SUSPENSION BACK TO STOCK.
- IMPROVED GROUND CLEARANCE!
- OPTIONAL FRONT STEERING STABILIZER.
- MADE IN THE U.S.A.
- OPCSK-C13-3 CST TORSION KEYS REQUIRED FOR 9-10" FRONT LIFT & TO CLEAR 38" TIRES.
- 5.25" MAX BACK-SPACING ON 17-18" WHEELS.
- 5.75" MAX BACK-SPACING ON 20" & LARGER WHEELS.
- SOME MODELS MAY NEED ADDITIONAL REAR LIFT COMPONENTS FOR TRUCK TO BE COMPLETELY LEVEL.
- Approved on 3500HD, 3500 & 3500 DUALLY models, may require additional parts!
- APPROVED FOR 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018 2500HD TRUCKS!
- FRONT DRIVESHAFT RECOMMENDED FOR 2011-14 MODELS & REQUIRED ON ALL 2015+ MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 8-10" LIFT.
Optional / UPGRADE Parts
- OPCSK-C13-3 | FORGED TORSION KEYS (REQ. FOR 10" OF LIFT)
- OPCSS-C33-4 | SINGLE (FRONT) SHOCK BRACKETS
- OPCSR-6524B | CST DIRT-SERIES FRONT SHOCK 2.0 RES. (2 REQUIRED / ORDER WITH CSTCSS-C33-4)
- OPCSS-C33-7 | RESERVOIR MOUNTS
- OPCSS-C5-7 | DUAL SHOCK BRACKETS (REQ. 2 OF EA. / CSR-6524 & CSR-6523)
- OPCSR-6524 | CST DIRT-SERIES FRONT SHOCK 2.0 RES. (STOCK LOCATION)
- OPCSR-6523 | CST DIRT-SERIES FRONT SHOCK 2.0 RES. (DUAL LOCATION)
- OPCSR-6525 | CST DIRT-SERIES REAR SHOCK 2.0 W/ RES.
- OPCSR-A27-1 | BILLET RES. CLAMPS (ORDER 1 PER SHOCK)
- OPCSR-A27-2 | BILLET (BLACK) RES. CLAMPS (ORDER 1 PER SHOCK)
- OPCSR-2946 | CST PERFORMANCE STEERING STABALIZER (FITS 8-10" KIT)
- OPCSS-C2-10 | CST DIRT-SERIES UNI-BALL UPPER ARMS (CLOSED CUP)
- OPCSS-C28-3 | 2011-2016 2500HD CARRIER BEARING SPACER
- OPCSL-C19-1 | 6.5" REAR LEAF SPRINGS (PAIR - REQUIRES ADDITIONAL PARTS)
- OPCSB-C14-7 | 1" BLOCK & SPRING PLATE KIT (REQUIRED WITH LEAF SPRINGS)
OPCSU-C15-11HD | REAR U-BOLT KIT (REQUIRED W/ LEAF SPRINGS)
- OPCSP-C28-5 | FRONT DRIVESHAFT (REQUIRES SHIFT LINKAGE) REQUIRED ON ALL 2015-2016.5 MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 8-10" CST LIFT.
- OPCSS-C22-8 | SHIFT LINKAGE BRACKET 2011-2016 2500HD DIESEL 4WD
- OPCSP-C28-7 | FRONT DRIVESHAFT (REQUIRES SHIFT LINKAGE) REQUIRED ON ALL 2016.5+ MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 8-10" CST LIFT.
- OPCSS-C22-13 | SHIFT LINKAGE BRACKET 2016.5+ 2500HD DIESEL 4WD
- OPCSS-C24-17 | PRO-SERIES EXTREME DUTY TIE-ROD KIT
- OPCSS-C24-19 | DIRT-SERIES EXTREME DUTY TIE-ROD KIT
- OPCSS-C29-16 | D.E.F. TANK SKID-PLATE (2011-16 DURAMAX ONLY!)
- OPCSS-C29-17 | ALUMINUM FRONT SKID-PLATE
Recommended Tire and Wheel Specs:
(Most factory O.E. wheels and tires will work with the lift kit installed)
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 20" factory O.E. or aftermarket wheels
- 37 x 12.50
- 38 x 13.50 or 14.50 (minor trimming required - must be set to 10 inches of lift)
OVPRO #: OPCSK-C3-16-3