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- 08-29-13 02:21 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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04 SLS suspension problem - strut/shock substitutes
Looking for a cheap alternative to replacing the air shocks on the rear..
- 08-29-13 08:02 PM #2
Re: 04 sls suspension problem
Your post has nothing to do with warranty service or dealership interaction.
Moved from Customer Care to the proper Seville forum.
- 08-30-13 03:19 AM #3
Re: 04 SLS suspension problem - strut/shock substitutes
the "cheapest" thing to do IS to replace the rear air shocks -
the Monroe MA822 is a direct-fir replacement -
$62.71 for BOTH - with free shipping -
and if the air compressor or ride height switch are messed up -
and you don't want to fix them right away -
get the Monroe AK29 Manual Fill Kit - $12.56 - also from Amazon -
the only other "solution" - and I use that term VERY LOOSELY -
is to use the "coil-over" rear shocks -
compared to the correct air shocks -
they ride like crap - harsh - like a 1-ton truck -
they ride high when the car is empty -
and ride low with a load in the trunk and/or back seat -
in other words - THEY SUCK -
and regular shocks won't work either -
the coil springs are soft - to give that Cadillac ride -
and they need the extra support of the air shocks -