Suspension help please

DirtyBlackHoe

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Ok so Magneride shocks are blown and I am going to delete them. I am trying to figure out which directions to go.

This is all for a 2016 Yukon Denali 2wd.

Here are choices:

1. Belltech adjustable struts up front and norcalSS rear drop. This will be around a 1/3 and deleting the Magneride.

2. Bilstein 5100 set at 1.7" and delete. I am not sure if I should crank the 5100s or leave them at zero and then run a bottom spacer?

I am good either way stance wise, altho I think lowered would look better, but would be more parts and a bigger pain to get it all right. Leveled is what I normally do, die to simplicity, but then I am going to want bigger tires on my 22s.

Main goal is to get a better ride than the blown Magneride shocks, improve stance without over doing it, and not having the wife kill me. Any help would be awesome.

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gmc00z

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NorCal 1/3 IMO. From what he claims he has his setups pretty much dialed in so i wouldnt think it would be that big of a headache.
 

DirtyBlackHoe

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You know my vote. NorCal 1/3

NorCal 1/3 IMO. From what he claims he has his setups pretty much dialed in so i wouldnt think it would be that big of a headache.
That's what I keep leaning towards, but I am not sure if i want to deal with the Free Travel mod, and such. The older I get it seems the more I mess with the vehicle the more I hate it. I just can't stand the stance how it is now.
 

DeanH1290

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If you go with leveled, use the strut to set ride height instead of the spacer imo


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DirtyBlackHoe

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Jan 24, 2011
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If you go with leveled, use the strut to set ride height instead of the spacer imo


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Thanks man. I ended up ordering Monroe quick struts for the truck. It was recommended by the company that sells the foolers for the Magneride. Said they are complete assemblies and they ride great. I was told they should give me about 1"-1.5" of lift on the front. We shall see how this works out. I am more worried about having this all done before we go on our family trip in a few weeks, so worst case I rock it a year or two and then order the lowering kit.
 
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