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Thread: New 07 EXT owner - quick anatomy question

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    mightydave is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    New 07 EXT owner - quick anatomy question

    Hey Guys and Gals -

    I just bought a 2007 Escalade EXT - 77k miles - OEM 22" wheels - seems to be a fairly standard setup.

    After driving a bunch this past weekend, I started noticing a hollow sounding click or rattle in the right front. Happens at very low speeds - 20mph or less. After researching on here and finding several similar posts, I inspected the front shocks and noticed the noise coming from the right front shock. If I bounce on the right running board, it replicates the sound.

    I then read some more and noticed most people recommend Arnott as a replacement shock setup. Before I move forward, I want to double check.

    I've seen posts referring to front shocks, and most say buy this:

    http://www.arnottindustries.com/part...50_gid634.html

    I've also seen posts referring to front struts, and most suggest buying from G&R on eBay - like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/07-08-09-CAD...#ht_970wt_1045

    Mine look like the second link - orange in color. It makes me think I don't fully understand the difference between what Arnott is offering (which seems to have a bypass sensor of sorts) and what G&R is selling.

    I've read that the Arnott stuff should be installed by a shop. What about the G&R option - since it appears the spring is already in place on that one. Is that an install a handy car guy could handle?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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    BI2011ESV is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: New 07 EXT owner - quick anatomy question

    Welcome from another Newbie!

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    DTEK01 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: New 07 EXT owner - quick anatomy question

    Arnotts are not OEM shocks and do not have the electric valving so they use a bypass sensor to trick the computer.

    The G&R shocks are new OEM just like yours came with new.


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