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    Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    I've noticed that the ride in the Escalade is not very smooth and has progressively gotten worse. We've had the vehicle for 8 months, initially it didn't ride as smooth as our 2003 Escalade but I blamed it on the 22" wheels. Now i'm blaming it on the cold. I'm ready to swap to the 18" wheels and tires but still think it may be more to it than that.I think it should ride better with the 22" than it does. I've checked the tire pressure and they're ~35psi. Any comments about rides on 22"s vs 18's or anything else I need to check or consider before doing the swap. Thanks!

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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    How many miles? Have you replaced the shocks/struts? I am guessing (09 with 22s) you have MRC. They will stiffen up as they fail. The ride on 22s is smooth as can be for me with 22s.

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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    Thanks for the reply. 65,000 miles and to my knowledge the struts haven't been replaced. Is their anyway to tell if they are failing and not working. I do think I have the MRC.

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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    what is MRC?

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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by smythcounty View Post
    I've noticed that the ride in the Escalade is not very smooth and has progressively gotten worse. We've had the vehicle for 8 months, initially it didn't ride as smooth as our 2003 Escalade but I blamed it on the 22" wheels. Now i'm blaming it on the cold. I'm ready to swap to the 18" wheels and tires but still think it may be more to it than that.I think it should ride better with the 22" than it does. I've checked the tire pressure and they're ~35psi. Any comments about rides on 22"s vs 18's or anything else I need to check or consider before doing the swap. Thanks!
    Hello smythcounty,

    We're sorry to hear that your Escalade isn't driving as smoothly as you'd like. Hopefully the advice from another forum members helps. If you're interested in having a dealership check into this for you, we'd be happy to connect you with one in your area. Please feel free to private message us if we can be of assistance.

    Amber N. (assisting Laura)
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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    With 65k miles the shocks could be shot, seen them go in less miles than that.

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    Update Finally able to get the car in to the dealer. $55 and 30 mins later they tell me the rear shocks need to be replaced. But they're not in stock and would have to order them. $1100 installed. Yikes! Then I find out they can't get the shocks because GM has discontinued those and are replacing them with a new part number and it could be a month before they get them.

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    Re: Rough Ride 2009 Escalade

    Hi smythcounty,

    I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for you. If you would like to further discuss your situation, please feel free to send us a private message that includes your full contact information, VIN, current mileage and dealership name. We are more than happy to document your concerns and comments within our system.

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