09 LTZ question.

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by TxDrewski, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. TxDrewski

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    Been away from the forums a while and have a new Tahoe to lift. My 04 had torsion keys, Ive read they NNBS do not, and you can acheive front/rear lift with coil spring spacers. There are tons of kits, mostly aluminum spacers. They go up to 3", and can be had for 129+.

    For those of you who have gone this route:
    Pros/Consm
    Ride quality?
    Would you do it again?

    Just want some feedback before I spend the $$
     
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    There's also a spacer that goes under the front shocks for a 2" level and Rough Country also makes new strut assemblies that lift the front without the need for the spacers.
     
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    Ill look into the struts, but they are probably pricey.
     
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    iamdub I'm 'onna hafta spank youuuuu!

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    I lifted mine 2" in the front with billet aluminum strut spacers I got off Amazon (THIS KIT) and lifted the rear 1" with some used Belltech coil spacers I got with some other used suspension parts I bought. I have no complaints. I don't see why some pay $100+ for front strut spacers when they all accomplish the exact same thing. I would've went the same route and bought the cheapest 1" rear coil spacers I could find if I didn't already have the Belltechs. They all installed very quickly and ride quality was not altered in any way. I did mine while I had the wheels off for a rotation. I also installed some 1.5" hubcentric wheel spacers (THESE) at the same time. Again- no complaints. The feel of the steering changed a little but that's to be expected when you increase the scrub radius of a vehicle. I got used to it very quickly.

    In the rear, I wouldn't go any more than MAYBE 2" without getting longer shocks.
     
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    Can you post up some pics please??
    Trying to see how they look with that small of lift.
     
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    I recently put on a CCM 2.5 inch front 1 inch rear level and added Bilstein 5100 shocks. Rides great, better than stock I think. No regrets. Its as high as I wanted. Still practical and looks much better.
     
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    I'll post what I have. You can refer to my sig pic to compare stock-versus-lifted.

    This is right after I lifted it. It actually sits more level than this, the rear springs probably needed to settle a bit since they were unloaded for a little while:

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    After washing it, rear settling and with new all-season tires. Oh, and after a little PDR on that front fender arch:

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    While parked at the store:

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    Again, I have 1.5" wheel spacers that help to improve the "effect", but may skew your wheel-to-body perception. So, keep that in mind. Also, my Auto-leveling system is inoperable, so that's not a factor.
     
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    new coilovers are unnecessary up front. Spacers work just fine. The ones that go on the top can get you up to about 3.5 inches, but are harder to install. bottom spacers cap at about 2 inches, but should be easy to install. I did upper spacers and have been happy with it. Over 2.5 to 3 inches seems to stress the components. watch out for the material spacers are made of, some are nylon/plastic. I've never heard anything bad about these, but it just seems wrong to have 3000 lbs sitting on plastic parts.

    Also, ride quality didn't seem to change much.
     
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    Did you disable the autoride? That's my only concern with my rig.
     

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