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Groaning in shocks when cold out... ???

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Mikes95XLT, October 8, 2002.

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    1. Mikes95XLT

      Mikes95XLT Active Member

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      This morning when I was on my way to work, driving out of the parking garage, there was a groaning in my rear shocks, not as much in the front..... it's cold out down here, and I had just started to drive, and the groaning stopped after about ten minutes of driving... anyone know what it is??
       
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      My '97 started doing this when it was about four years old. I replaced the shocks, and when they were off, and compared to the rrebound of the new shocks, it was clear that they were shot.

      Replacing then shocks in my '97 made an amazing improvement in ride quality that I would not have believed if I had not owned the vehicle since new and through replacing them. It not only made the ride better and smoother and removed the "cold squeak", but made the Ex rattle less overall.
       
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      What kind of shocks are recommended? I want something that's worth the money, and will do me good when I'm on rough areas....
       
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      Try Gabriel Gas Ryder LT with the VST valve. They're great and a real bargain.

      Andy
       
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      Where would I pick up those shocks at? And how much do they run?
       
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      I generally go with off the shelf parts, unless they prove unsatisfactory. I got my set of four new shocks at Advance auto parts, they were Gabriel something or the others (blue in color). I don't think they were "special" shocks and they were not expensive, and worked well for me. Not saying that there aren't better ones out there, but these did fine for what I used the truck for.

      Easy to replace,too.
       

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