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Do you guys have a way to delete 15+ magnetic ride

Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by Fifty, Sep 25, 2017.

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  1. TheEngineer

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    2015 Tahoe LTZ (2WD) Factory 22" wheels.

    On a level section of concrete I measured the current front and rear ride height, see attached pictures.

    Setup:
    Xineering Full Bypass kit
    Monroe 139104 struts in the front
    Monroe 911506 in the rear with the air circuit plugged.

    Ride Heights:
    Stock
    Front 35.50" Rear 38.00"
    Monroe
    Front 37.25" Rear 37.50"

    Diff: Front +1.75" Rear -0.50"
    Disclaimer FWIW

    STOCK measurement was when we bought the truck with 82,000 miles on it with 4 blown magneride shocks. I believe the fronts were missing A LOT of fluid. They rode horribly and leaked a few drops every night.

    Monroe 139104 strut assembly up front on factory 22" wheels.

    The install was SUPER easy, fit was perfect.
    Install Tip: Loosen (don't remove) the lower control arm swaybar link. 15mm bolt and nut.
    It will give you some extra play to get the old strut assembly out and the new one in.

    They ride perfect! I really like them, more importantly my wife really likes them.
    The vehicle is very compliant and I don't have one bad thing to say about them.
    I have a few thousand miles on them, highway/road way driving including a 300 mile round trip to pick up a 16' utility trailer with two 3500# axles. Again it was a very smooth ride.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    I'll check in every now and then.

    Thanks,
    Max


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    excellent, thank you very much for the write up and info. Sometimes doing a search just doesnt hit the correct key words to find the right info
     
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    Very nice!!!
     
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    The Monroe parts numbers you listed don't fit a 2016 Yukon XL Denali from what I can find. Is this right? A well-known shop near me also suggested an Icon set up, which I'm looking, but will be at least $3k+.
     
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    According to the Monroe E-Catalog the 139104 Struts fit 2016 Yukon XL.
    They are about $115 each on Amazon.


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    Thanks Max. As far as you know, this and an Icon/Fox/King set up are the only options if looking to replace MRC, right? Just want to consider all options and weigh the pros/cons before pulling the trigger.
     
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    @G00se Yes, another option is the Rancho RS999901 Quick Lift Loaded Strut, but it is a bit rough for daily driving.
    Even though it has "9-position tuning technology - Easily adjust ride quality and performance" I couldn't find one that was compliant enough for street duty.
    It was either too stiff or too bouncy.
     
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    @TheEngineer - okay, would AC Delco’s work too? If so, between that and Monroe, I’m guessing you’d recommend Monroe?
     
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    @G00se Go with a fully assembled strut, like the Monroe.
    I'm not aware of any fully assembled AC Delco units, it would be great if they had them.
    I think a lot of people would go with them, for example if you could buy the fully assembled unit from an LT or LS, or non Denali Yukon.

    The AC Delcos shock cores will not work (shaft diameter differences) unless you also buy the appropriate upper strut body mount and other hardware needed.
    We are still doing the research to supply a full hardware kit that will allow you to swap out a magneride with a non-magneride AC Delco strut core.

    Checkout this post.
    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/more-magnaride-delete-questions.107060/#post-1276576


    May be too much of a tangent, but more info can't hurt.

    This picture shows the differences in the diameters of the shock body shaft via the shoulder washer that sits under the upper mount.
    11548570 can be purchased from GM Parts (magneride shoulder washer)
    The nonmagnetic AC Delco struts (EX: 540-1666) come with this washer, but you will need the correct upper mount.
    We would like to purchase this washer separately and put in our kit for people wanting to run Bilstein 5100 cores, etc.

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    Thanks for that Max, it's clear now what the current options are. The Bilstein 5100 cores would be interesting.

    Is it possible to have 1-2" spacers with the Monroe full assembled struts on all 4 corners?
     

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