I do not envy you in this regard.Z66Modder said:Looks like I will be renting some coil spring compressing tools.
If I find the Avalanche rear shocks are in need of replacement, I am inclined to replace them with OEM NIVOMAT shocks and if more lift is required to tow the Party Barge, I may look into the helper airbags for the coil springs.
If the EXT comes back on line soon enough, I will probably leave well enough alone on the Avalanche since the EXT can easily handle the task as it has for the past eight years.
I already have the new transmission oil cooler standing by to be installed in the Avalanche, but new shocks and possibly the airbags may have to wait for a while.
I want to get the cooler installed since a rebuilt transmission may come at any moment with the age and mileage of the truck and I want that equipment standing by and ready to go.
I have no paperwork and the previous owner did not mention any work having been done to the Avalanche's transmission.
So, it may be on borrowed time.
I'm not even sure I want to tempt fate by using the Avalanche to tow the Party Barge and I may just stick to towing my utility trailer with my mowers.