Rides like a Cadillac

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by BlenderWizard, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. BlenderWizard

    BlenderWizard TYF Newbie

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    Well, if you guys want a first hand opinion of how to improve your ride in a Z71 Tahoe with a quarter million miles on it, here goes:

    Within the past week, I've replaced all four shocks with Bilsteins, and replaced the rear coils with new Moogs. I also had the thing leveled, which seemed to have no impact on the ride quality whatsoever.

    It now feels like I'm riding around on an endless line of ball bearings.
     
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    How did you level it?
     
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    I did it the easy way and paid somebody else do it. 2" ProComp keys and an alignment
     
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    Which bilstiens did you go with
     
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    Think I'm gonna need to make the swap to Bilsteins...not sure I care for the ride with my Rancho 9000's.
     
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    I forgot to mention I replaced the sway bar bushings and sway bar end links with red polyurethane ones
     
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    01Konvict Boats n Hoes

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    Those 5100 are really great for the money! Here's my opinion rating on shocks - King > Icon > Foxes > Dirt Logic > Bilstein 5160s > 5100 > Rancho 9000 > 5000. If anything can be better for the front end it would be the coilover conversion from Atomic.
     
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    I also have the 5100's on all 4 corners along with z71 springs, the difference between stock is night and day
     
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