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08-06-2012, 09:10 AM #1
Suburban ZW7 "Nivomat" Suspension
Anyone else looking at replacement rear shocks, (actually suspension supportive dampeners) for their Suburban/Tahoe/GMC with ZW7 "Nivomat" option?
So far, I found these:
The front shocks in a ZW7 system can be replaced by good quality gas shocks, but the rears cannot; because the springs in the rear are weaker/softer than normal, and will sag if used in conjunction with a standard shock absorber.
A spring change (to standard suspension) will allow you to use a regular shock absorber, however, GM claims the ride comfort will suffer.
BTW: the suspension option should be listed on the inside of the glove-box, hence if You have a ZW7 code (Premium Smooth Ride), or a Z55 code (Auto-Ride Control), it's gonna cost You to replace the dampening units.
Please post a link if You find the same or similar item at a better price.
KYB, Sachs, and Monroe builds the above "Nivomat" replacement parts, with the Sachs being the factory originals.
Here's another replacement part: Monroes for $269.10...scroll down to the Monroe for Nivomat.
Last edited by Psyc0; 08-06-2012 at 10:24 AM."I Hate When That Happens!"
08-11-2012, 08:11 AM #2
I actually found the factory correct pair of Nivomat shocks (Sachs) on amazon.com for less money than the Monroe or KYB units, and I paid no sales tax, plus received free overnight shipping.
It sure pays to look around the internet!"I Hate When That Happens!"
08-11-2012, 10:29 AM #3
Good job on finding a better price!...it sure does pay to look around!
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08-11-2012, 08:02 PM #4
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