Stupid Shock Absorber Question!
Another dumb question (see "tire post").....:embarassed::embarassed::embarassed:
At 83,000 my 2004 Suburban needs replacement shocks (one of the OEM's is leaking a wee bit, and the other three are starting to go mushy). Here are the specs:
2004 Chevy Suburban LT
4 Spd Electronic tranny
4 wheel disc brakes
Autotrac transfer case
Stabiltrac Vehicle Stability Package
I'll probably do some light trailering in the future (two horse trailer), and am confused on shock absorbers. Irecently changed tires too:
Original Tires & Second replacements: P265/70R17 ALS BW at 29-30 PSI
95% of all of my prior driving was highway and city
Now, I am 50% highway, 40% dirt/gravel/rock, 10% offroad
As a result, and anticipating some 4-5,000 lb towing, I upgraded my tires to:
LT265/70R17 E, load rated to 80 PSI
Who has a favorite secondary market shock absorber, and does it work with the Chevy Stabiltrac ECS? Why do you like them?
Does the ECS require anything different than the standard secondary market shock? The Bilstein site made this comment on the spec for the Suburban: "Will not replace electronic dampers"? Huh?
Any thoughts, folks?
Thanks in advance for the ideas and help!
Update: Bilsteins lasted 50,000. New ideas needed.
The Bilsteins lasted 50,000 and are now mushy and bouncy. My OEM's lasted 83,000. I am disappointed with the Bilsteins to say the least, although they were not expensive.
Needing to revisit shocks and struts, who has favorites for the set-up I run? Are the Rancho's still favorites?