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Old 07-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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Default Lowering an 01-06 Tahoe

Has anyone done this to improve ride quality and handling?

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Not on these years, but on other year trucks and suburbans yes. I lifted a 00' tahoe though
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Not sure how much different from 02-05 Escalade,which is full time AWD. Adjust front torsion bars and install lowering springs in the rear,also shorten or bend the linkages for air ride sensors.
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Has anyone done this to improve ride quality and handling?

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How low are you planning on going? 2wd,Awd,4wd?

Lowering is very easy and depending on how low you want to go would determine the "best" method. Rear is very straight forward = Springs. The front can be turn torsion down (Depending on how low) ,, Replace Torsion keys or replace spindles with a lowered spindle.

When I lowered my 03 I did a 3" front 4 inch rear,, Torsion Keys front , Springs rear shocks all around. The problem with the Keys when going this low is the front end alignment can be a challenge to really get dialed in. The other disadvantage is the ride can be very bumpy even with the bump stops replaced or cut. I have lowered spindles now and will be putting those in so I can get some of the travel back / ride quality back in the front suspension. The only thing with Spindles is you must have a minimum of a 17" wheel. Hope that helps
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It's a 4WD.

Here's how it sits now


Here's a photoshop of what I'd like


I want a 2/4 drop. Not sure what springs or shocks to use... I plan on decranking the stock keys up front to drop it a couple of inches.. maybe 1.5 at the most.
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I'm pretty sure they sell lowering kits, you can specify what drop and some places will put a package deal together for you. Like said, keys and coils would do the trick.

Thought I'd throw a lowered Hoe in the mix. Spindles coils and flip out back.
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