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« on: 02/06/07 04:43 PM »

Have approx. 62,000 miles on my 2003 Avalanche and am getting closer to the time for new shocks. I've searched this board and didn't find too many suggestions for a Z66. I've always heard they have load leveling shocks in the rear, is this true? Anyways post your shocks and how you like them, Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: 02/06/07 06:10 PM »

If you have the large diameter, (black) Sachs self levelors, unless you have been hauling lots of HEAVY stuff, it's highly unlikely that you will need new REAR shocks before 150k miles. I'm at 127k and they feel like new to me.  These are incredible shocks. I did replace the fronts, at 90K with Monroe Reflexes..Rides great !!
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« Reply #2 on: 02/07/07 12:20 AM »

If you have the Z66. You should have the Black Sachs self leveler. They really do work.
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« Reply #3 on: 02/07/07 06:57 AM »

Shocks do not go out on mileage and can last a long time...

replace em when they need it IMO..

do the bounce test...

jump up and down on corner and truck should go down then up and stop
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« Reply #4 on: 02/07/07 08:05 AM »

My dad was looking at them the other day and suggested I get new ones. I'll defiantly talk to him about it more before we do any un-needed work. 
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« Reply #5 on: 02/07/07 08:08 AM »

If they are leaking oil... replace them...

If no oil and they stop the bounce test they are fine...
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« Reply #6 on: 02/07/07 10:20 AM »

Hmm, examine tires for unusual wear, like cupping.
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« Reply #7 on: 02/07/07 10:29 AM »

I have 90K+ and still using the OEM ones in the rear.  The self-leveling one will run you a few $$ so just be prepared
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« Reply #8 on: 02/07/07 05:30 PM »

I just rolled over 75K on my 03 Z66 and my shocks are as solid as the day I bought the truck new.
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« Reply #9 on: 02/07/07 07:48 PM »

I have 55k on my Z-66 and occassionally haul heavy loads and mine work like new.   I also replaced the fronts with the Reflex and really like the ride.    Matt
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« Reply #10 on: 02/07/07 07:58 PM »

I have 77,105 on mine and rids just like new.(2002z66
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