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We regularly drive a Chevy Tahoe with a totally full load. I’m pretty sure we are a little over the rated GVW. What do you think would be the best way to stiffen the ride on those occasions? Air shocks or something else? We are hesitant, but most likely we will be going to a bigger rig, but since we spend 50-60 nights a year in city parking structures size is critical.
 

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Air shocks sound perfect since they can be changed to suit the load. And you could also add an extra leaf spring that would only come into play when needed
 

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LagoVistaFarm said:
We regularly drive a Chevy Tahoe with a totally full load. I’m pretty sure we are a little over the rated GVW. What do you think would be the best way to stiffen the ride on those occasions? Air shocks or something else? We are hesitant, but most likely we will be going to a bigger rig, but since we spend 50-60 nights a year in city parking structures size is critical.
Air shocks will take the weight of the load and place it on the flimsy brackets the shocks attach to instead of on the engineered suspension componenets, not the best route but the cheapest. Air bags will keep the load placed on the better part of the suspension components but still will be a bit of a compromise. Stiffer springs might be a better and possibly cheaper solution, contact a truck spring shop to get their opinion and estimate. Just always remember that the chain is as strong as the weakest link and that all of the weight ultimately has to ride on the tires. Be sure you have tires rated to carry the weight and that they are inflated to the proper psi for the weight you're carrying.
 
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