What shocks for bagged Tahoe?

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  1. tylermcquarrie

    tylermcquarrie TYF Newbie

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    I built a 2015 Tahoe for SEMA a few years ago. In typical SEMA fashion, it was a thrash to get done so we left the stock shocks on it and we are running the Accuair bag system. I love the Accuair system but the ride sucks now that it has some miles on it! I'm getting mixed advice on what shocks but a majority say to go with the Bilstein 5100. Anyone run the 5100 and how is the ride? My wife wants me to take off the bags unless I can get the ride quality up. Help!

    It also has a magnuson supercharger and PFC big brake kit. We used the AREO wrap and I love the HRE wheels. The camera jib came off after the show and is my wife's daily now tahoe.jpg IMG_7168-wm_0.jpg
     
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    I would check with the vendor NorcalSS who advertises and gives advice on this forum in the "Suspension" section. He seems to be very knowledgeable.
     
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    ^ +1 PM Tony @NORCAL SS


    your how looks good
    stock pulley on your TVS? is it 1900 or 2300?


    @ your pics ride height, that about 3.5-4" down from stock? scrap anything besides the air dam?
     
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    5100s are awesome. Ride is great and controlled. They have digressive valving--they are stiffer at first then get milder with more movement. Hard to describe, but for me it is perfect. I have had many compliments on the ride quality.
     

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