Two Modifications for Yukon/Tahoe If Your Ride is Rough and no HIDs

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    I have a 2015 SLT Yukon SWB. Love it.. except the fact that it came with halogens and I went with Autoride instead of Soft Ride..

    Well the second one is kind of a lie. I wanted Autoride.. but didn't realize that GM went into "Sports Car" mode when they designed it. Meaning that yes the Yukon handles damn near as nice as a Camaro, but the ride suffers once the air shocks pump all the way up to 10. The Lighting situation on the other hand is BULLSH!+!!! for a $70K vehicle.. especially when U get HIDs on a $30K Camaro.

    Anyway.. After talking with [email protected] I purchased the Beltech Springs and shock extender in an effort to fix my 'ride.." make it softer when hitting bumps. I did all the work myself but after changing all of that.. I ended up with a "Cadillac-ish ride" by modifying the Auto Ride Sensor Rods. Tony's kit came with a set, with recommendation of 3inches between connector to connector... I purchased 4 "rods" from Home Depot, screws actually, and cut them down using a hacksaw and a vice. I took it a step further by going down to 2.5inches. This lowered my vehicle too much.. causing me to cut a 10X24 machine screw to a length of 2.8 or 2 - 3/4. RIDE SO MUCH BETTER.

    Second... The lights. Just go on Amazon and look up MOSTPLUS 80W 8000LM 6000K CREE LED Headlight Kit Xenon White Bulbs (H8/H9/H11). . They are as bright as my CTS-V's.. and any other luxo brand I can think of. Cost me $50 and took me a blazing 10 minutes to install.
     
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    Was there any modification to the housing needed to install those bulbs?
     
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    Not a one. Biggest pain in the butt was taking the airbox out of the passenger side. That was 7 of the 10 minutes lol. Also make sure that you disconnect the negative cable first. I didn't and threw a code even though the vehicle was off when I unplugged the air control module
     
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    I did clear the code with my Intune scanner
     
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    Were you able to re-use the dust covers?

    Where did you mount the driver for the lights?

    Any pics? Seems like a good alternative to HID!

    Thanks!
     
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    I can take some tomorrow. But I did zero mods to the covers. The driver literally fits inside of the dust cover. Just tucked it in and covered back up. No issues at all. Seriously. If U opened my hood and looked U would never even kno I changed a thing til U turned on the lights and lit up whatever was in front of your vehicle. Again there are no modifications done to covers and the brightness is on par with every hid I can think of... These are LEDs so it makes sense
     
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    BTW I didn't do my high beams because.. well... why bother. My fogs are already LEDs
     
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    Thank you for posting! It's post like these that help all of us!
     
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    +1

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    Sorry it took me so long.. been busy with work. Anyway... here are pictures of how the end result looks under the hood. It is like this on both sides

    Open (see the driver and bulb.. along with cabling inside)

    20161025_152222.jpg and then closed


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