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mountie 05-06-2018 10:27 AM

New to me '05 Yukon XL SLT 4wd - shocks?
 
My new '05 Yukon XL is in great shape.... well maintained, etc.

It has 140,000 miles. What I am wondering about is the shocks. The Yukon steers & maneuvers very well. But I feels "heavy"... as expected.
I just sold my '88 C2500 2wd truck, and it obviously is lighter feeling & had new Tokico shocks..

It looks like my '05 has original shocks. I am wondering what you guys have bought to firm - up the ride? Take some of the slower MPH sway out of the heavy truck when turning?? I still want the smooth ride..... but firmer.

greasemonkey 05-07-2018 05:43 PM

Re: New to me '05 Yukon XL SLT 4wd - shocks?
 
Do you know what suspension package you have? 2005 had a few different options, premium smoothride, autoride, Z71, etc. I had the premium smoothride which consisted of wimpy coil springs and giant Nivomat shocks. I didn't like the wallowy feeling, especially at freeway speeds. I bought some Moog Z71 springs and Bilstein shocks, vast improvement. The Z71 springs did lift the rear end a bit, but as I tow regularly I didn't mind the extra height. It is still smooth but much more stable.

This may be helpful: http://www.shockwarehouse.com/news/g...on-decoder.cfm

mountie 05-07-2018 06:40 PM

Re: New to me '05 Yukon XL SLT 4wd - shocks?
 
Thanks... I won't get into changing springs...... yet.....

But I'll check out the Bilsteins .

That website looks interesting.... I'll check it out tomorrow

mountie 05-08-2018 08:16 AM

Re: New to me '05 Yukon XL SLT 4wd - shocks?
 
I checked my RPO codes. My suspension code is the ZW7.
"Premium Smooth Ride".
Front shocks are conventional.
The rear shock is a Nivomac "self-leveling". It is combined with a softer spring, since the shock controls the height.
Which means, I need to get a firmer spring if I replace the shock, or the new shock will allow the rear to sag.

........ Crap.....

( I wonder if I replace just the front shocks, for now??)

mountie 05-08-2018 10:56 AM

Re: New to me '05 Yukon XL SLT 4wd - shocks?
 
I am going to accept the "softer ride"......

What is important to me is on freeways, and making an evasive maneuver.
( I used to hang out with Bob Bondurant)
I don't want wobble..... Maybe sway bars first? See what that is like, and go from there.


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