04 SLS suspension problem - strut/shock substitutes

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    MrCadena is offline Cadillac 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..

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    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.

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    Re: 04 SLS suspension problem - strut/shock substitutes

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCadena View Post
    Looking for a cheap alternative to replacing the air shocks on the rear..
    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 -

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