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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks in Cadillac Escalade Forums; [QUOTE=sprink60;3091885]UPDATE...I received the shocks from Arnott late yesterday. I had them installed this AM and dove about 50 miles under ...
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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    [QUOTE=sprink60;3091885]UPDATE...I received the shocks from Arnott late yesterday. I had them installed this AM and dove about 50 miles under different conditions. The Escalade is very stable and smooth...a big improvement...especially at highway speeds (80+ MPH). Previously I would experience a bit of sway but now it is very tight and smooth. On rough surface streets it feels like I just fly over the bumps as compared to the way it was previously.

    The next test is with the boat...pulling 7500#...stay tuned. QUOTE]

    I have driven over 200 miles on all types of roads since I changed the rear shocks and I must say that I made a good decision. I also notice that the rear sits about 2" higher at the bumper so my originals must have been shot.

    I had a shipment of boxed cast iron valves and pipe fittings arrive today at our shop. Since it was mid day I put 600# of Iron in boxes in the back of my Escalade and drove about 40 miles to a job site. I drove off road on a job site across sand and mud in a driving rainstorm and backed this rig up into a warehouse we are working in. The truck sat level the whole time and adjusted it's self after my guys unloaded it...oh and by the way...the AWD works great in the loose stuff though I did feel the front wheels slip a few times.

    Don't mis understand...I could tell I had a load back there but even at 70~75 mph on the Interstate it was easy to handle and rode very nicely.

    I highly recommend the Arnott OEM replacements.....very good value considering what they cost elsewhere.

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    Just installed yesterday new OEM Remans from arnott. Is this leak normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by limoguys
    Just installed yesterday new OEM Remans from arnott. Is this leak normal?
    No that leak is not normal call arnotts and tell them as these shocks have a lifetime warrenty

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    Quote Originally Posted by limoguys
    Just installed yesterday new OEM Remans from arnott. Is this leak normal?
    No shock leak is normal... Is that a front shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesyder

    No shock leak is normal... Is that a front shock?
    That is a rear shock from what I can tell

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    My 04 sways around terrible. I know the shocks are done as my light just came on this weekend. From your guys experience, will rear replacements remedy most of the bouncy/sway out of control feeling or do I possibly have something else going on?

    Also, did you have to buy rear springs when converting to gas shocks??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdub80
    My 04 sways around terrible. I know the shocks are done as my light just came on this weekend. From your guys experience, will rear replacements remedy most of the bouncy/sway out of control feeling or do I possibly have something else going on?

    Also, did you have to buy rear springs when converting to gas shocks??
    Replacing the shocks will remedy the bobbing in the rear
    I am getting ready to replace my rear shocks and I will update you when I get them done

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    Re: Air Shocks vs Gas Shocks

    Are you going with air again or gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdub80
    Are you going with air again or gas?
    Factory air shocks

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    Update I got the shocks on and it made a big difference in the ride a and handling of the truck its a lot more stable now and no bobbing up and down of the rear end
    Very happy with the shocks
    I got the arnotts remanufactured oem shocks
    My old shocks was worn out big time
    It became obvious when I hauled a crt projector home for my home theater it was bobbing like crazy during the drive home that day(not fun or safe)

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