Lifted Denali Dually Recommended – Hello everyone, I want to apologize in advance for any stupid or newbish questions I might ask. Most of what I have done to any of my trucks has been a leveling kit as far as the suspension goes.
Status: Looking for anything from 33″-37″ tires for the truck. Looking for the best possible ride for general driving down highways, city streets, country roads. Hopefully retaining the ability to handle some torque as well. Nothing crazy or very often.
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I have heard in several places people say that air travel is the best option for ride quality and to maintain towing capacity. So would it make sense to change the front coil and rear airbags with some upgraded shocks?
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Open to suggestions, ideas, brands, etc. Also if there is a better option for the front end than a coil setup, I’m open to ideas all around.
Like I said, I’m very new to this and I apologize if any of my questions seem silly.
Airbags are a necessity for a lift to maintain towing capacity. Depending on wheels and either trim or spacing, you can run up to 35″ tires on stock suspension, 37’s will take some trim or 6″ lift.
TX_DMax17 said: If money wasn’t an option this is the way I’d go. https://kelderman.com/shop/2011-gm-2500-3500-2-4-link-rear-air-suspension https://proformance-diesel.com/product/proformance-suspension-gm-11-coilover -modification package/ Airbags are necessary for forklift driving to maintain towing capacity. Depending on wheels and either trim or spacing, you can run up to 35″ tires on stock suspension, 37’s will take some trim or 6″ lift. Click to expand…
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Do you have any other potentially cheaper ideas? $4,500 rear+$7,000 front=$11,500 in parts alone is a bit of a pill to swallow.
Would mixing a BDS 6.5″ front end with a fire pillow long travel airbag and some upgraded rear shocks work? Or something similar?
Are king shocks also like the best riding shocks or better than fox or something? I see them on some of the higher ends but most lift kits usually just use fox shocks.
Hands down Kelderman is the way to go for ride quality. My F250 is on Kelderman 6″-8″ and runs no lift truck I have ever owned. It is on 37″ Toyota M/T cars
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I have a Fabtech 4″ on my Denali and it is decent but not nearly as good as the Kelderman…
As others have said, the Kelderman is probably the best for overall ride quality and performance all around, but it is expensive. I have a BDS 6.5 non coil over with the 2017 Fox shock and love it. I’m running 35’s on 20″ fuel wheels. My truck is my daily driver for everything, I think the ride quality is great, definitely better than it was stock. I’ve heard the BDS coil is amazing but haven’t been in a truck with it .I have friends with the FTS lift and their trucks run great too I also have friends who have pro comp lifts on their trucks they don’t ride very well I’m not sure why but the ride was very rough, similar to when you crank just the torsion bars for lift I had a Zone Off Road 5” on my last duramax and it was pretty good, probably would have been better with upgraded shocks I hope this helps.
If you don’t ride a Kelderman, put some Deavers in the back (you’ll need airbags then for significant cargo). BDS 4.5 here. 4” Deavers, sulastics, Fox 3.0. The trip is nice.
6″ procom here on the 35’s. Rides not bad. I know the air would be tons more. I’d go that route but don’t want to have to change the front axle. To run ultimate airs stuff. I’d just go for the air. Don’t mix .Not that there is anything wrong with that.Just personal taste.I imagine kelderman is great.
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I have the cst 3-6 stage 3 kit and it runs like stock. I have a 22 and a 33. All I can say is that for towing you should make an airbag. I have the timbers and they work fine but I miss the full air system I had in the 1500’s.
Kenny_r said: I have the cst 3-6 stage 3 kit and it runs like stock. I have a 22 and a 33. All I can say is that for towing you should make an airbag. I have the timbres and they work fine but I miss the full air system I had in the 1500. Click to expand… That timbre thing would throw me out. I would feel like I had no control. Pretty interesting though.
LikeABoss said: If you don’t go on a Kelderman, put some Deavers in the back (you’ll need airbags then for significant cargo). BDS 4.5 here. 4” Deavers, sulastics, Fox 3.0. The trip is nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Click to expand… Just out of curiosity what kind of strain have you carried with the devil?
Since they are not rated period, I have been learning to use them. Airbags can be used to take the load across the axle, there would still be a load placed on the leaf spring ends.
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Airbags are definitely needed as they ride soft. I have not worried about the strength of the leaves. They use military packaging that should be stronger than stock from anything I know. Deaver has been producing high quality springs for a long time. I pull a 10k sliding steering wheel. I haven’t measured tongue weight but probably in the 1500lb range.
Here is a picture of an old set I had. 2 leaves go around the front. Stock setup only has the main blade I believe.
Tuckin22 said: That timbren stuff would let me out. I would feel like I had no control. Pretty interesting though. Click to expand…
They work well, the only problem for me is that my front end sits about 1/2-1 inch higher than the rear, so I’m a heavy load that I sit about 2 inches. Wouldn’t be a problem if you level your truck with some rake, but it also depends on how high you go because I’m still stock in the back.
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Yes. Structurally fine but they rust instantly. Deaver should just ship them rusted and save the $3.50 they waste on paint.
Kenny_r said: tuckin22 said: That timbre stuff would rip me off. I would feel like I had no control. Pretty interesting though. Click to expand… They work well, the only problem for me is that my front end sits about 1/2-1 inch higher than the rear, so I’m a heavy load that I sit about 2 inches. Wouldn’t be a problem if you level your truck with some rake, but it also depends on how high you go because I’m still stock in the back. Click to expand… I guess the truck setup to begin with would have to be thought ahead of time. But good to know about the squat. Are the backs you have advertised as stock height then?
LikeABoss said: Yes. Structurally fine but they rust instantly. Deaver should just ship them rusted and save the $3.50 they waste on paint. Posted by iPhone using Tapatalk Click to expand… Haha. It’s sick. I hate stuff or cutting corners like that.
It took me a few months, but I finally got my 19′ 2500 Denali bike as good or better than my stock 1500. Up front I have Cognito Upper arms and keys. In the rear I have McGaughy lowering shackles and a 1” block. All four corners are on Bilstien 5100’s, with front shocks for 4 to 6″ lift. The factory Ranchos were junk with almost no down travel when the arms and keys were installed. The tires are 295/65/20 on the Denali 20 factory with zero at full lock to lock on either side Truck is a joy to drive now.
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ARS1 said: Hands down Kelderman is the way to go for ride quality. My F250 is on Kelderman 6″-8″ and runs no lift truck I have ever owned. It’s on 37″ Toyo M/T’s, I have a Fabtech 4″ on a Denali and it runs decent but nowhere near as good as the Kelderman… Click to expand… great pic we are using this for towing service our companies nyc queens truck very happy with the performance.
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