View Full Version : Shocks to match add a leafs - 98 Suburban
03-07-2012, 02:53 PM
I have ordered 900lb add a leafs for my 98 Suburban because the current springs seem to be slightly sagging and I tow up to 6000lbs during the summer. I also want to install Rancho RS9000 shocks to go with it. The ranchos are available for a 0-1" lifted hieght and a 1-2.5" lifted version. ny thoughts on what might be better? I'm not sure exactly how much lift to expect especially since the current springs do have some sag to them. Also the truck is used for mostly daily driving and towing about 1-2 times a week during the summer. It never sees any off roading besides maybe some really rutted up back roads on a rare occasion.
03-08-2012, 07:47 AM
If you are sagging now, the add-a-leaf will probably put you back to level, so I would think the 0-1" should work.
03-09-2012, 06:56 PM
I would agree if it's below factory height unloaded why go with a lifed shock?
I would try to get new springs and a set of air bags if you can. Much better way to go.
03-09-2012, 07:01 PM
In my 92 the stock length shocks wouldn't top out with a 1.5'' block and worked fine.
In my 07 I have an AAL, stock length bilsteins wont top out and work great.
03-10-2012, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the info guys, I guess I'll stick with the 0-1" shocks.
I definately strongly considered installing air bags but in the end I decided to take a simpler approach. They use a lot of salt on the roads during the winter around here and I figured an air bag system would only be doomed to eventually give me problems down the road. Instead I chose to go with the add a leaf because it will never fail me. Also this truck rides way too soft all around so I won't mind a stiffer spring. I want my truck to ride like a truck, if I wanted a cadillac I would have bought a cadillac.
Also I work on my truck on a frame lift all the time and that is not great for the airbags.
In theory the air bags are the perfect solution but I think in reality the add a leafs will be better for me.
Thanks again for the input.
03-12-2012, 07:22 AM
my yukon is in the salt and junk all the time never had a problem with the bags. think about all the big trucks in the salt and junk 24/7. now steel leafs or steel anything for that matter is going to have problems with salt.
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