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  1. TLDR version - 2015 Yukon Denali with 20inch wheels and 86k miles. Great ride initially, font struts replaced 3 times for leaking since 50k and ride quality horrible. First post after years of learning from the great people on this forum. Have an early 2015 Yukon Denali which had a lot of the initial growing pains for a new model but nothing major. Fast forward to just past 50k miles and ride becomes bumpy to almost violent at times. Dealer replaced front struts which had begun leaking. Ride improved a little but things like speed bumps would throw everyone side to side as well as parking garages with small imperfections that would bounce you out of your seat at 10mph and lower. Most of my miles are highway and beltway at speeds between 65 and 75. This is where the car feels every bump and seems to react side to side rather than up and down. fast forward to 70k+ and ride has gotten worse. Took to different dealer who identifies front struts leaking again and replaces them under extended warranty. Small improvement at highway speeds, but forget about speed bumps or neighborhood roads or driveways with small imperfections. just hit 86k and have now had the struts fail and replaced for 3rd time since the 50k mark. Ride quality has not Improved and actually believe the side to side motion is worse after hitting a imperfection or small bump. Extended warranty expires at 94k at which time I cannot afford to keep replacing $1800 worth of struts every 10-15k. Reaching out for any suggestions or experiences that might help identify what happened to the ride quality. The service department is at a loss.
  2. I’m new here. First post so forgive me if it’s in the wrong thread. I’ve got a 2019 Silverado 2500 W/T which is basically my daily driver, and the first HD truck I’ve owned. The recommended tire pressure is an insane 60psi front, and 80psi in the back (80 being the max for the tire). I understand the need for this when towing/hauling, but with the HD suspension on top of that, it makes for a pretty rough ride. My question is how much can I soften up the tires when driving with no load, without causing any handling problems, or any other potential unknown issues from lowering the tire pressure? Any help appreciated. Thanks
  3. Our 2015 Yukon Denali we just bought with 101k miles on it, it rides a little rough. We have driven a tahoe before and it hasn't felt this bad. After doing some research I am finding out the magnetic ride suspension goes bad pretty quickly and becomes a rough ride. I saw somewhere that some people were removing the magnetic ride suspension on denalis and replacing it with the regular suspension thats on the lower trims of yukons and tahoes. Has anyone here done this? If so any issues caused by doing this? Also if anyone has done this, I would be interested in finding out exactly what parts are the best to swap to the regular suspension (part numbers etc.), as there are many different part numbers for the same shocks on gm's parts website, wouldn't know exactly what to start with when it comes to converting the magnetic ride back to standard. Thanks.
  4. Hi everyone, So since my purchase of a 2016 Silverado 1500 in May the main problem I've had with the truck is its inconsistent ride quality. The truck is a WT with power windows and locks. Cloth seats. And vinyl floor. The truck only has 27000 miles, well kept and maintained. Used as a commuter truck to work, aswell as work on the side (Electrician). Truck was purchased with only 22000 miles on it. No issues other than leaking pinion seal which is in the process of being fixed. At first I thought it was the tires so I had them balanced, rotated, and had an alignment done. While that helped it didnt fix the issue at hand which is how hard this truck drives It's a very uncomfortable ride at all speeds. Even on freshly paved highways and roads it still drives rough. What defines "rough" is the hitting of minor bumps. It can be just an ever so slight crack in the road to minor pits. I've done some testing and drove another vehicle (An f-150) down those same roads and had no where near as much of a impact and hit as my own truck. Now it's not a major impact like hitting something that you really shouldnt. But it's very unsettling and jarring at times as you would be driving the same roads you have been for years in different vehicles, and when you least expect it feel a nice jolt in your back when you usually wouldnt. If you need more understanding, put a handful of change in the compartment under the AC controls and drive around. I was wondering if it has anything to do with the stock suspension that comes along with the truck. Should I try out new shocks? Is there anything else I should try? I have no clue what to do and where to start but driving 45 minutes to work with the truck makes my back hurt as much as after an 8 hour day of work. Thanks
  5. Hi there. Happy owner of a 2018 Silverado 2500 HD lt z71 crew cab 6.0l Vortec Rancho shocks came with the Z71 package on the truck I own, and I've heard that the same model truck without the Z71 package rides MUCH better. I use the 4wd in deep snow/ice as well as in high Sierra mountain ranges so I do appreciate a stiffer suspension for navigating ruts and ditches, but living in the city with all it's potholes as well as that my lady is disabled and needs a softer ride while riding in the truck. I am wondering if there is a way to make my truck ride softer? Are adjustable shocks something I can adjust on the fly or will I have to get out my tools and time? I am curious to know if adjustable shocks would make my truck ride nice and forgiving when my lady is my passenger and something I can adjust when I need the stiffness to haul for work and for the truck camper. Maybe a set of Sulastic Springs? Will I have to replace the springs or leaf springs as well? I am looking for the easiest way to remedy this issue. Maybe just use the stock shocks that come with the truck without the Z71 package? Air bags? I don't know, thats why I am asking all of you. My lady and I use the truck together when we camp, road trip and adventure but the stiff bouncy ride is making our adventures less frequent. I would appreciate some straight forward helpful feedback. Will replacing my shocks void any warranties? and please don't feel the need to blast this post with comments like ; " why'd you buy a truck" "it's a truck" "get her a Lexus" Thank you
  6. I have been searching for best method to make my 2017 1500 Denali ride better when pulling my camper but most options won’t work with the Denali because of the electronic controlled shocks. E-trailer says their Torklift is the answer. It consists of spacers between the leaf springs and the overload spring. The Torklift is $360 and I want to be sure it works before spending that amount of money.
  7. Hey guys just wanted to say that I really appreciate all the help from this community. I have recently made a couple posts and got a lot of great advice. I was deciding whether or not I should go through all the maintenance on my truck or trade it in, with the help of this community I have decided to keep the truck. Anyway one of my biggest concerns is the ride quality of my truck. I recently went from the following tires (link) to a pair of Michelins that I am not even sure how to describe. I was talked into putting them on my truck at Costco. My truck has rode terrible ever since then, I am sort of avoiding driving it now and hate that. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055BPSGK/?coliid=I3L4IPRVNULZ1P&colid=1GQFQXGWZEWEY&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it I took it to a certified Goodyear dealer today and he said they were all terrain tires and designed for the road. You will be able to see this is true from the pictures that I am about to post. They look more like "highway" tires than the previous ones I had from the link provided. So my door recommends that I run 35 PSI in the tires and right now they have around 40 PSI if I am not mistaken. That might have a lot to do with it. However, my tire pressure sensors are already telling me to check them and believe that they are probably have at least 37 PSI in them. The following link I found will show you what they are. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Defender+LTX+M%2FS So I know there is a way to program the location of the sensors, but can I program them for a different PSI reading? Also what why would these top of the line tires be riding much rougher than the previous linked ones? As always and advice is greatly appreciated gentleman!
  8. Hello, and regards to everyone, im new to this forum, but have had my truck for a year now, it has 21,000 km or 13,000 miles. The truck suspension feels like having Wood Blocks instead of springs. I have already swapped all 4 shock absorbers for Bilstein 5100s, and had marginal improvement in ride quality I have swapped all four tires for 285-70-17 BFGs KO2, and run them at 32psi, and had marginal improvement in ride quality I have a GoRhino front winch bumper with lights, so Im running with extra weight on the front, but it doesn't really help Even when im towing or hauling heavy stuff, still feels like crap, so adding weight doesn't really help The truck´s ride still doesn't feel good after all that I have done to it, it all shakes like a skateboard, the cab and everything in it, even with the smallest road imperfection, not to mention bigger bumps or dirt roads, to the point that I don't know what to do now... When im off roading I have to lower tires to 25psi front and 15psi back to make the ride tolerable. I know people have been experiencing the same, but haven't read a definitive fix on it, can anyone shine any help on it? The truck seems to be smoothing marginally with time, but maybe im just getting used to it LOL Thanks in advance!
  9. I have a 2014 Silverado crew cab Z71 LTZ Bought used recently. Had 305 55 20 nitto grapplers on it. Looks great rode rough. Put 285 60 20 Michelin defenders on it. Not much better in ride comfort and hate the look compared to nitto. Going to put the nitto's back on, would putting new bilstein shocks improve the ride? Or am I just stuck. Had a 14 ram before rode so much smoother. Any opinions or info welcomed.
  10. Hello all, I was wanting someone to give me their advice on leveling, lifting and tires. I purchased a 2014 Silverado. It has 20" rims on it and low profile tires. When I purchased it I was under the impression that the truck ONLY had that modification. However I have discovered that it has been "leveled" according to my salesman and I was wondering if that affects the ride quality, build and overall durability of the truck for the long haul? The ride does seem rough compared to my last vehicle (2007 Avalanche). Should I have the dealer put the truck back to its intended configuration? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've attached a photo of the truck: Edit: Here are the tires
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