11 PPV RIDE IMPROVEMENT

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  1. CHOWDERHEAD

    CHOWDERHEAD TYF Newbie

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    I see a lot of posts here about lowering their Tahoe. But I'm thinking of installing stock/base Tahoe springs and shocks for a softer ride. I probably should have gotten an SSV. But I.m stuck with this one. I know these PPV's handle nice around corners. But I'm more interested in overall ride quality. I understand Police package vehicles ride harder due to stiffer suspension. But it feels like these vehicles were not designed for performance suspension.
    I may consider putting on stock Tahoe tires in hopes the steering will improve as well. Mine feels like its riding on ice. Wanders especially on crowns in the road. I think its the tires. I have Eagle RSA's. Front end is good. Alignment was just done. Replaced front and rear shocks with OEM.

    My questions are:

    Has anyone done this to their PPV? Would it throw off the overall geometry of the vehicle?
    Can the BCM be reprogrammed for different tire size to allow for proper speedometer reading?

    Feel free to post any links with someone that has done this.

    Thanks
    Dan
     
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    I'm doing struts schocks on my 10 PPV , going with Belltech
    All ready have stock 20" Tahoe wheels
    Let you know about ride in few days
     
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    Nice. Are you changing out the rear springs and shocks also?
     
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    Yep .. all done
    My old shocks did not work .,.
    Beeltech are smooth , and you can adjust heights on struts
    Did only struts and shocks

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    Nice. But you kept the original PPV coil springs? I was thinking of changing those out and installing civilian Tahoe springs also. Kinda sucks too because I already replaced all my shocks/struts with OEM replacements.
     
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    once a PPV always a PPV, don't forget it! keep it stock.
     
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    Yes , still riding on PPV springs
     
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    Have you noticed a significant difference in the ride now?
     
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    dam those look rough!.....So the Belltech struts are height adjustable? thats cool. What the going rate on the belltechs?

    Just what are the differences between PPV and stock(suspension wise)....is it just different springs?....if so where can you buy?
     
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    Day and night ...
    Still bumpy , but in good way .
     

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