Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Discovery Bay, CA
Shock replacement options?
Hi all, just wonder what the options are now for replacing the stock shocks on my '06. Two of the original ones are now leaking. I have found that I can order from GM the original base type, or the GXP "sport suspension" type. I wonder, are these still made by Bilstein, or somebody else? Are there other preferred brands available somewhere, or should I just go with whatever GM is selling?
I don't want to go with coil overs, or any adjustable shocks. The stock ones have served me just fine for 10 and a 1/2 years. I don't race, it's just a daily driver. What, if any difference is there between the base shocks and the GXP/performance shocks in terms of ride quality? I may go GXP if it's an improvement. Also, is there a recommended way to get the ball joints apart with a pickle fork that doesn't tear the rubber boot?
Thanks in advance!