Offroad Trailblazers and Envoys

Moog 81114+Bilstein 4600

BDS, ReadyLift, Smaxx... You name it, we know about it here.

by GreatLakes » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:11 pm

okay so I've done alot of searching and found some helpful input but heres my situation. Last weekend I installed the RC 2" lift,moog 81114,Bilstein 4600 combination. My factory springs were 82/83. I have 3 speed bumps near my house I can't avoid going to work. going over 10mph I get a huge bang. 5mph and under I don't hear anything. I'm pretty positive it's my shocks topping out(with my set up I'm probably topped out at rest) my question/concern is: will the bilsteins be able to handle being constantly topped out? could severe damage to front end steer components happen? I currently don't have any added weight up front but will be installing a Curt receiver hitch(60lb),bull bar(30lb) and possibly a "Sparebumper"(20lb) (shock absorbing hitch step to minimize shock and damage if hit by another car). Would that 100lb make any difference? Should I switch to the Moog 81112 which are the same rate but 1/2" shorter?
FWIW: I'll be adding moog 81069(z71) rear springs,3/4" RC spacer and Bilstein 5100 this weekend

UPDATE:
After a week of an unbearable horrible ride and loud clunks over the smallest of bumps I removed the RC 2" spacer leaving my Moog 81114 and Bilstein 4600. The ride comfort is amazing. Stiffer and "tighter" then the original 82/83 springs yet not unbearable with no aftermarket weight upfront. I went from 33.25" fender height to 35.25". while not the maximum lift possible,for a daily driver weekend offroader its near perfect.
GreatLakes
Newbie
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:31 pm
Name: Steve
Vehicle Year: 2006
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD

by HawkeyeC25 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:29 am

Nice work at the troubleshooting! Sounds like the springs + spacers were just a bit too much. A heavy steel bumper up front would help settle it back down. But I'm not sure 100lbs would be enough to want the spacers back in. New springs will settle down a little tho - might want to try the spacers again after riding around with your extra front weight on the setup as is. Making sure you have a little droop is definitely necessary. Most front shocks won't take a ton of abused from topping out. Welcome to the forum!
2005 Trailblazer EXT LT V8 Lifted
Build Thread
There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
User avatar
HawkeyeC25
Trail-Blazer
 
Posts: 326
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Location: MI, Howell
Name: Craig
Vehicle Year: 2005
Vehicle: Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Aftermarket Locker
Rank: Offroad Rated

by TBLAZER_02 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:49 am

Hi all

I just took my moog 81114 and 4600hd to my local tire shop to have them build the strut with the rough country 2" lift and for some reason the spring doesn't sit straight (see pic) does anyone know why this is happening as the tire shop has no clue.

I spent months looking online and researching using these parts together and asking questions on whether they would work and I really didn't get much of a response to say no it wouldn't. I just really need to know am I going to have to send back this Rough Country lift and if so what lift can I use in its place as we're pretty limited on an 02 Trailblazer EXT LT

Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated

Thanks
Attachments
20170928_164352.jpg
20170928_164352.jpg
TBLAZER_02
Cruiser
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Name: Nick
Vehicle Year: 2002
Vehicle: Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ G80

by TBYODA » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 pm

I am pretty sure that’s normal and will settle.
2008 TB Radflo coil overs, Z71 rear springs, 2" spacer, skyjacker N8030 shocks, LT285/75R16E Goodyear MTR

My Build ----- MY Youtube Channel
User avatar
TBYODA
Moderator
 
Posts: 1752
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:07 pm
Location: NY, Rochester
Name: Robert Sengillo
Vehicle Year: 2008
Vehicle: Chevrolet TrailBlazer
DriveTrain: 4WD w/ Limited Slip
Rank: Offroad Rated


Return to Lifts / Suspension