New springs and shocks vs Z55

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  1. Baggerjim

    Baggerjim TYF Newbie

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    I have fixed my 2008 Tahoe Z55 system twice, no more! I want to change to springs and shocks that would be on a standard suspension. couple of questions: variable rate and constant rate springs? Spring load rating? Shocks? Kits? Not towing anything heavy any more. Mainly just longer road trips with two people. Any tips appreciated.
     
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    There’s a ton of threads on this topic that answer all your questions. Use the search feature within the street suspension of the 2007-2014 forum and it will give you all the threads on it.
     
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    It's tough to find load ratings for springs anymore. Monroe quit publishing them. Basically, you want to convert yours to a basic ZW7 suspension and lots of guys on here have done that. Many go with Bilstein 4600 or 5100 shocks.

    There's lots of ways to skin this squirrel.
     
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    Welcome Jim there’s also a vendor here that can help with a full kit but as James stated it’s been done many times and most sites like rock auto have everything you’d need. If a kit is what you want reach out to @NORCAL SS. Tony is a big help.
     
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    Thanks very much.
     
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