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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Me too!

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Mine are holding up pretty well. My ride is rough due to it being lowered, but it is definitely an improvement over the factories that were worn out.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Anyone out there with an ESV have done the switch to gas and have no lights on.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Is there anything special about the front shocks, I don't see an air line attached just look like a sensor line connected to the top of it.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    I am hoping to hear from people who tow a moderately heavy RV trailer around 6000lbs with this mod.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Does this retro-fit make sense if towing a boat? I do have the spring air-bag installed currently for added weight support.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    My compressor quit and rear shocks shot. I put Monroe Gas Magnum all the way around and did away with the autoride. Did just what they said to do, unhook battery, wait 10 min, remove fuse, change shocks, hook battery back up. No light on dash. Rides awesome!

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    I did this and the gas shocks suck.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by MattC04 View Post
    I did this and the gas shocks suck.
    thats what i am worried about, somehow against my normal reasoning, spending the $1200 or so on OEM shocks from GMPARTSDIRECT.com is starting to sound like the only real option if I want to keep this beast. The other is to sell it to the next unsuspecting person and let them worry about it once they figure it out even as underhanded as that may seem. Its not like they are blown out or the bags dont work, they all do. I just think that some of the rebound problems and some shimmy and beginning lack of comfort in ride are starting to show signs.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    about to buy my Gas Shocks, Bye bye to the Crap air ride system

    Merry Christmas
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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    i'm considering doing this also as my 05 has close to 100k, i don't have any air system lights or warnings but i also never hear the compressor running and with a load (7 people, haven't tried to tow anything) it squats badly. anymore updates on air to gas shocks?

    thanks

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    My truck rides sooooo much better. I should have done it sooner. Mine has not squatted since the conversion

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by blazen244 View Post
    Is there anything special about the front shocks, I don't see an air line attached just look like a sensor line connected to the top of it.
    it has two sets of wires one for the sensor the other for the valve.

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    I would just like to confirm others escalade 2007+ have done the bilstein gas shocks and eliminated any dash lights by just pulling the RTD fuse as described in this thread? Seems it's been a bit hit and miss. I've got an 07 I'm hoping to replace the air ride in using this method. Thanks

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    I am in the same boat, my rear shocks and compressor are bad on my 2004 Escalade as well but I don't know if I should go with the air or gas shocks?? My vehicle is worth more with it working like factory and I know the Monroe 40034 is the factory shock made for Cadillac but at $230 a piece for the rear and then a new compressor where as I can buy 4 new Blisten shocks for the same price as one air shock! I mean I really never haul anything in my truck so why do I need the air ride?? I have been debating this over in my head for about a month now and don't know which way to go?

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