How Can I Soften Suspension on PPV Tahoe

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    I like those beefy tires, what size are they?
     
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    265/70r17’s. Stock size for an ssv
     
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    Does changing rear springs to stock springs make a difference in ride? Which one are the best ones to buy?

    Also, Which ones have the best ride: Belltech or Bilstien or ACDelco?
     
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    I have no idea. It had custom lift springs when we bought it then I installed belltech springs. No way I’d have this thing at a Tahoe stock height. I like low things.


    Dampers also make a large difference. I have bilstien 4600’s
     
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    Where can I get Belltech and Bilstien stock ride height springs? What is the part#?

    Also, Where can I get Belltech and Bilstien police ride height springs with stock ride quality? What is the part#?

    Does changing rear springs to stock springs make a difference in ride? Which one are the best ones to buy?

    Also, Which Shocks/struts/springs have the best ride: Belltech or Bilstien or ACDelco?
     
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    Yeah, I would not want to go less than 2" drop in the rears. But my main focus is to improve ride quality..
     
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    Can I use Belltech rear springs Part #5321 with Belltech Shocks Part #9534 or Belltech Shocks Part #9506?

    What is part# for Bilstien rear springs 2010 Chevy Tahoe
    Thanks
     
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    You’d have to call or email belltech or just use their website. I don’t think they do stock height things though. Never heard of bilstein springs. They do dampers.
     
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    The front and rear is already lowered with coils on a PPV- this is why it rides firmer. Well, that and the shock valving. You will need to change the coils to make it ride softer.
     
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    Where can I get Belltech and Bilstien stock ride height springs? What is the part#?

    I don't think Belltech makes stock height springs. Bilstein for sure does not.

    Also, Where can I get Belltech and Bilstien police ride height springs with stock ride quality? What is the part#?

    You already have stock "police ride height springs" which, obviously, have a stock ride quality. I thought you didn't like the stock PPV ride quality and this is why you started this thread. :confused:

    Does changing rear springs to stock springs make a difference in ride? Which one are the best ones to buy?

    What stock springs? You want to change your stock PPV springs for stock "regular" Tahoe springs? Different springs will always ride differently.

    Also, Which Shocks/struts/springs have the best ride: Belltech or Bilstien or ACDelco?

    Pretty much everything has been answered for you in post #6:

    If you install lowering springs in the rear (up to 3") you'll need part # 9506 (HERE)

    If you install stock civilian Tahoe springs and just want the shocks/struts, you'll need part # 9534 (HERE)

    Also, if you install stock civilian Tahoe springs, you may want what is considered to be the best of the best:

    Bilstein 4600 struts, part # BSN-24-186926 (HERE)

    Bilstein 4600 shocks, part # BSN-24-186933 (HERE)
     
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