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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Arnott is going to repair my compressor and send it back. The only bad part is the air shocks I ...
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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Arnott is going to repair my compressor and send it back. The only bad part is the air shocks I had were leaking and that's what killed the compressor. They said I no longer have a warrentee on my compressor unless I replace my leaking shocks with air shocks from them. I plan on using their compressor with a momentary switch and guage on the dash to fill my future "air lift" system for when I'm pulling my heavy trailer.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    This is now on my todo list too

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Thanks guys useful information, have to keep this in mind when I want to change mines

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Thanks guys my pump just died, my compressor just died I was really dreading this nowit looks like i have to replace the rear leaking shocks and the dead pump.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    the listed shocks make this confusing as to which is the best fit for the escalade. # F4-BE5-6500-H0 is the front for a Yukon or Tahoe but #BE5-6501-H1 is the rear for a Suburban.

    whats the difference? Should we use both front and rear from the Suburban? OR Front and rear from the Tahoe/Yukon? Or the mixed set?

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by trodder View Post
    the listed shocks make this confusing as to which is the best fit for the escalade. # F4-BE5-6500-H0 is the front for a Yukon or Tahoe but #BE5-6501-H1 is the rear for a Suburban.

    whats the difference? Should we use both front and rear from the Suburban? OR Front and rear from the Tahoe/Yukon? Or the mixed set?
    It's the same, depending on what site your looking at or where you go...

    If you look up F4-BE5-E380-H0 for the rear, some sites say that part number has been replaced by part number BE5-6501-H1. Some sites will let you order the F4-BE5-E380-H0 which is the actual part for the rear of a tahoe.


    The 6500 is the front, the 6501 is for the rear...

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    http://www.strutmasters.com/Escalade...l-60769-ce.htm

    I had no idea the air bag kit sold for less than $100 for the Escalade

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Hawkins View Post
    http://www.strutmasters.com/Escalade...l-60769-ce.htm

    I had no idea the air bag kit sold for less than $100 for the Escalade
    $75 free shipping...

    http://www.amazon.com/LIFT-60769-100...8637315&sr=8-1

    That's where I got mine... makes all the difference in the world

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...installed.html

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Roboteacher - Maybe not everyone is as cheap as you are. I personally love the air ride option, towed a loaded trailer last week and the ride and height of the truck was just fine...did not sag a bit. (2005 Escalade with 70k miles)

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    hey guys. great thread. small problem on my end. my SRC light was on, shocks were blown and compressor was basically gone. so, i did;
    1. disconnected the battery
    2. removed air shocks, swapped in gas shocks
    3. removed the RTD fuses
    4. reconnected battery

    now my Service stability system light is on, any ideas??
    thanks guys.
    again, great thread. took my under 2 hours on my garage floor

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    If your considering doing this, continue reading this post. Picked up my truck today and everything turned out fantastic. Spent $240 on all 4 shocks, followed the other post by pulling the RTD fuse and no service air ride!!!
    Highly recommend

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    I'm not sure if there is a difference between an 02 and my 04. You said fuses (not fuse)? I only had one fuse to pull.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    where did you get these shocks for $235 please? Also, any step by step tips :-)?

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    All the links and part numbers are on the first page of this posting. To change them out, just lift the wheels so there is no load on the current shocks. Unbolt the old units (tie up any wires because you wont need them any more). Insert the new gas shocks and re-install the bolts. Very easy mod. I pulled my fuse and dis-connected the battery before we started.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    sorry, yes, just pulled the 1 fuse. RTD. i havent done the front shocks yet so would that make a difference? ive disconnected the battery a few times but still getting the SSS light.

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