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Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by whee, Mar 4, 2021.

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  1. whee

    whee TYF Newbie

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    Hi everyone! Just another new guy. I bought my 2011 Tahoe a year ago. It’s got high miles and needed a transmission but it’s been a great car and I’m thrilled to finally own a Tahoe.

    I’ve been lurking ever since I bought my car and was provoked to join when I had a few questions I couldn’t find answers to.

    I’ve been debating about a leveling kit since the front end sits so low. Today I broke my front bumper and ripped out a inner fender so that pretty much made up my mind a leveling kit. If anyone has tips about installing a CCM leveling kit I’m all ears. I haven’t search for info yet but I certainly will before I start the install. Hopefully the kit doesn’t look too funny with stock tires.
     
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    PNW VietVet Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum from Oregon. Please post pics when can. Lots of threads here about leveling kits.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Iowa. As Ron mentioned, we like to see pictures.
     
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    Welcome from Miami Beach!
     
  5. whee

    whee TYF Newbie

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    Thanks guys. I don’t really have any good pictures but when the leveling kit goes on I’ll post some before and after.

    Here’s a pic from when I picked up the Tahoe a year ago. It has 290k on it then and needed the transmission replaced. It now has 305k and is running good.

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    Miami-Dade Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Your Tahoe looks to be in excellent condition!

    I see you have no issue buying high mileage vehicles. I am the same way as long as it has been maintained. With used car and new car prices threw the roof [no matter what the mileage] I plan on keeping my 2016 [over 100K now] for a very long time.

    Out of curiosity is your AFM still enabled?
     
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    whee TYF Newbie

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    For the mileage this Tahoe is in great shape. There is some dings but it’s well used and 10 years old.

    I agree on high mileage vehicles. I’d sure prefer lower miles but it doesn’t bother me too much and I’ve have great success and with the vehicles I’ve owned.

    The AFM is still enabled. This car is totally stock but well maintained. It is from Montana and it’s now in Idaho. The fast speed limits and plenty of hills make it so the AFM is almost never shutting down cylinders. I do plan to tune the transmission to save the torque converter and while I’m at it I plane to disable to AFM.
     
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    welcome from sw Michigan.

    high milage club also. have 230 on our Tahoe and 245 on our denali. the burb is still a baby with under 170
     
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    Welcome from Idaho.

    I understand your incentive to level your Tahoe. I tore my front air dam off a few times before deciding to trim it down to about an inch and adding a 1.5" leveling kit to my Yukon. It looks much better in my opinion leveled versus the stock rake and I have stock diameter tires on my truck. I now have a lot more ground clearance up front, no more air dam worries.

    It would be helpful to know a little about your Tahoe. Does it have Autoride? If not, leveling is a very straight forward process. If it does, then. you will have to accommodate the position sensor so it doesn't send false input to your Autoride (a very easy task as well).

    I am not familiar with all of CCM's leveling options, but on my Yukon 1.5" (front spacer under the lower strut mount) leveled it exactly front to back.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum from NH.

    Lots of knowledgeable folks here who freely share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. Knowledge is power.

    I hope that you will become a participating member in the Forum's discussions.

    More pics, please, when you get a chance.
     
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