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i'm new to this forum. just got a 04 denali 3 mo. ago
love everthing about it! i just installed a 2-in 2-out magnaflow muffler with dual tail pipes. sounds ausume! ordered a wester 93 pcm from tbyrne
question: how much can i lower the body? how much can i get out of the torsion bars without screwing up the ride?
peter d

also own 96 impala ss
02 camaro conv. 35th.
 

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Sevenfold said:
DJM makes a 3/5 kit that includes lower control arms and coil springs. They are listed for tahoes but I wouldn't think a Denali would be any different. :gmfs:
that is the best way to do it. you can lower the torsion bars a bit, but it will still sit ass high.
 

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Wouldnt it not ride as nice when lower because you have to get rid of the air suspension?
 

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metz said:
a denalis all wheel drive isnt it
yup, with a 6.0.... i didnt think those have an air susp.. do they?
 

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lowred said:
yup, with a 6.0.... i didnt think those have an air susp.. do they?
no air suspension, there is a a ride mode (shocks tighten up) if your carrying a heavy load.
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02Silverado said:
do they have stabilitract (spelling?)?
not sure ! it's called "manual selectable ride" with a push button you can go from NORMAL to FIRM (unloaded) to FIRM (loaded) you can select a setting based on road and trailering conditions to provide the best ride and handling..
and it WORKS! rides like a caddy on NORMAL MODE. i believe the shocks do the damping. next time i have it on a hoist i will check and see if there's anything attached to the shocks
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I have an 03 denali. They do have an air suspension in the rear. As for lowering I have the Ground Force 2/3. Lowering springs in the rear, and torsion adjustment key in the front. I went with them for 2 reasons they have a good R & D team, and they are the only company that lists specifically the denali/escalade 6.0 w/ air ride, all the other companies list 99 and up gm full size. It definately eliminates the raked look. As for the front you can actually adjust the front to your desired height mine is set at about 1.5 that seems to make the truck even. I will tell you they ride nice but the truck was wobbily on the 24's, but i just recently added the eibach swaybars and it is like night and day. wobbles are gone and it handles like a honda civic. When ordering the sways I spoke to eibach and it seems to be virtually the same kit as the ground force. Eibach is the most trusted name in suspension. here is a quick shot.
 

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I have an 03 denali. They do have an air suspension in the rear. As for lowering I have the Ground Force 2/3. Lowering springs in the rear, and torsion adjustment key in the front. I went with them for 2 reasons they have a good R & D team, and they are the only company that lists specifically the denali/escalade 6.0 w/ air ride, all the other companies list 99 and up gm full size. It definately eliminates the raked look. As for the front you can actually adjust the front to your desired height mine is set at about 1.5 that seems to make the truck even. I will tell you they ride nice but the truck was wobbily on the 24's, but i just recently added the eibach swaybars and it is like night and day. wobbles are gone and it handles like a honda civic. When ordering the sways I spoke to eibach and it seems to be virtually the same kit as the ground force. Eibach is the most trusted name in suspension. here is a quick shot.

excellant thread.. i failed to mention that i have a 2004 denali pick-up with
leaf springs in the rear. shackles would take care of the rear but i was told that i could only get 3/4" from the torsion bars. anything lower and i would be on the bump stops! is that correct? have any suggestions would be appreciated!
regards,
peter d
 
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