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#6873101 - 08/29/17 07:33 PM Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 293
Loc: Plano, Texas
Guys. Turning to forum for advice.

Recently purchased a new GMC 4x4 SLT and because of the Rancho shocks I'm not a fan of the ride compared to the Denali's magna rides.

Im considering Bleisteins 5100's with adjustable fronts to level it out. I've heard they are superior to the Ranchos in terms of a smoother ride and you should know I mostly highway drive and was going to get a leveler kit regardless.

Any comments on this and if there is a better option for a smoother ride....please share.

Thanks guys!!

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#6873314 - 08/29/17 10:58 PM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Loc: The Island Cres
If your looking for a smoother ride why lift it with a leveling kit and why 5100's?
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#6873442 - 08/30/17 07:15 AM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Well let me re phrase then. I wanted a level kit for appearance but still want a smooth ride... if there is a better option than 5100's..please explain?

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#6873614 - 08/30/17 10:15 AM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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IMO... take it for what it's worth. Your splitting hairs looking for a smoother ride with your shocks.

I think you'll see more improvement with the tires than the shocks.... on a 2017 I doubt the shocks are worn so...
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#6874807 - 08/31/17 12:25 PM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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My 17 denali has rancho shocks on it. Its a 3/4 ton diesel and rides like a caddy!
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#6875388 - 08/31/17 11:47 PM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: pokerj2]
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Originally Posted By: pokerj2
My 17 denali has rancho shocks on it. Its a 3/4 ton diesel and rides like a caddy!


If those shocks are factory it was either special ordered or a Z71, AND again it's the tires.... you probably have the LTX AT2.
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
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#6875712 - 09/01/17 11:30 AM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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Shocks do make a difference but spring does as well. A well paired spring and shock will make a huge difference in ride

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#6884285 - 09/11/17 02:27 PM Re: Suspension 2017 GMC Sierra SLT [Re: PSEDALE]
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Registered: 08/16/12
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No personal experience with leveling kits, most say they ruin the ride and wear down components faster.

Better option for smoother ride is to get a nice lift with Fox shocks. That's what I did but my 3/4 still rides like one.

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