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    Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspension

    What is the best site to purchase the rear shock absorbers for the STS? I saw GMpartsdirect had them for ~$400 each. If my memory serves me correctly, that site charges a fortune in shipping. Any other options out there?

    The work looks pretty straightforward so I was planning to do it myself.

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    FE3/F55 ? Look through www.rockauto.com. Stay away from Arnott and Strutmasters.

    Maybe talk with Luke in parts at Lindsay Cadillac in Alexandria, VA - one of our long-time Vendors - up there ^^^ in the Vendor forums.

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    CariD is also a good source and a vendor as well.

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

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    FE3/F55 ?
    Yes.

    Thank you. I looked at a couple of those places. Shocks are less than gmpartsdirect, but still expensive...

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    The Lord/DELPHI MRC is not a cheap suspension system. The sensors and control electronics alone cost a bundle. The struts and shocks respond to a dizzying array of inputs. The fluid goes from 5W hydraulic oil to thick jelly and back in less than .001 second.

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    RockAuto

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    Thank you for the responses. I went with rockauto.

    Is there a trick to get the stubborn air line off the rear shocks?? I'm talking about the black line that is on the side of the shock. It's frozen or something.

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    Cut it off at the nipple

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    Quote Originally Posted by KRDCAD View Post
    Cut it off at the nipple
    And after it's cut, will I be able to reinstall on the new shock?

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    Check first to make sure there is enough length

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    Re: Most Cost Efficient Way to Purchase Rear Shock Absorbers 2006 STS w/FE3 Suspensio

    I cut them. These aren't just like any air line. There's a small o-ring inside the old shock. Dig it out and put it back on the air line to reinstall to prevent fluid leaking and create the seal for the compressor..

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