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    2004 Escalade ESV front shocks?

    How do I know if my '04 Escalade ESV requires new front shocks? What is the their typical lifespan?
    vehicle has about 130k miles, rear shocks and compressor were replaced about 6 months ago.

    Truck feels a bit loose on the front end; dips at front corners, specially on the highway when changing lanes or making abrupt moves.

    What is the purpose of the electronic sensors in the front shocks? what are the cons of replacing them with the Arnott replacements that come with the resistor that bypases the sensors?

    Any advise will be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHV73
    How do I know if my '04 Escalade ESV requires new front shocks? What is the their typical lifespan? vehicle has about 130k miles, rear shocks and compressor were replaced about 6 months ago. Truck feels a bit loose on the front end; dips at front corners, specially on the highway when changing lanes or making abrupt moves. What is the purpose of the electronic sensors in the front shocks? what are the cons of replacing them with the Arnott replacements that come with the resistor that bypases the sensors? Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
    I have only seen a few people replace the front shocks but they did say it helped

    The auto ride system has active gas shocks in the front and active hybrid gas/air shocks in the rear

    The purpose of the system is to adjust to the road and load in the truck(or on the hitch) to give the best handling and ride comfort on multiple different road conditions

    As far as longevity I haven't replaced my front shocks yet and I am hitting close to 180,000 miles

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    Re: 2004 Escalade ESV front shocks?

    I wonder how going with the Arnott passive replacements will affect the vehicle?
    Any Idea?

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    Re: 2004 Escalade ESV front shocks?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 2004 Escalade ESV front shocks?

    Our factory shocks (made by Monroe) and the exact replacement Monroe's have magnectic fluid that alter the rebound and are part of the stability control system. Several brands of "passive" replacement shocks are available with connector plugs to fool the stability computer module and prevent codes form setting. However, these passive replacement shocks completely dissable the factory stability control system. The only way to maintain the SCS is with factory OEM or Monroe mag fluid shocks. Arnott nor anyone else can rebuild factory shocks.

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