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    Front Shocks (struts)?

    When ever I hit a bump it feels like I am riding on rocks...i am assuming the fronts are shot. My question, are the fronts run by electronic compressor on the EXT, or are they normal gas struts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djais1801
    When ever I hit a bump it feels like I am riding on rocks...i am assuming the fronts are shot. My question, are the fronts run by electronic compressor on the EXT, or are they normal gas struts?
    They are active gas shocks

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    Re: Front Shocks (struts)?

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    They are active gas shocks
    so do i need the replacement with compressor, or just normal gas struts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djais1801
    so do i need the replacement with compressor, or just normal gas struts?
    They are active gas shocks they are worked by the same module but they don't need a compressor just the rear ones use it for load leveling
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    Re: Front Shocks (struts)?

    http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-40044-S...keywords=40044

    Yes they are expensive. But they are worth every penny...I just replaced fronts and rears not too long ago and it rides better than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiseresko
    http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-40044-S...keywords=40044

    Yes they are expensive. But they are worth every penny...I just replaced fronts and rears not too long ago and it rides better than ever.
    Wow that is pricey but it is cheaper then the dealer

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    Re: Front Shocks (struts)?

    had my rig in for service today...front shocks are good. Tech said system must have switched fronts to "firm" cause now it's fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by djais1801
    had my rig in for service today...front shocks are good. Tech said system must have switched fronts to "firm" cause now it's fine
    The system goes into a passive mode when a fault code is thrown I think my front shocks are firm for the mileage my truck has

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