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#241 of 250 Re: Air Adjustable Rear Shocks [erickpl]
Jan 29, 2009 (6:33 am)
Thanks so much for the quick reply. My intend is to keep the rear of my Avalanche from sagging when carrying cargo (i.e. helping friends move, washers, dryers and etc...). I will checkout the Hellwig site, Thanks much!!!
#242 of 250 Re: Air Adjustable Rear Shocks [rsht]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:19 am)
I got their new sway bar design. My wife constantly complained of how tippy the Avy was. After putting the new sway bars on, it corners a LOT flatter and is very stable in crosswinds now.
Corners that I could only take at 20 mph I can now take at close to double that w/o feeling like the truck is out of control. Their suspension stuff is THAT good. I had a BMW 6 series and a 3 series that handled great, along with my wife's Audi. My truck isn't THAT good, but it gets a lot closer. With the right shocks, I'll have my ultimate ride.
Their adjustable suspension systems in the back sound EXACTLY like what you need. Let me know how it all goes!
#243 of 250 Re: Air Adjustable Rear Shocks [erickpl]
Feb 06, 2009 (3:11 am)
Paul, Thank you for the information.
A couple of days before I read your second reply, I found the following website for Arnott Inc. and thought I pass that along.
#244 of 250 Re: Air Adjustable Rear Shocks [rsht]
Feb 09, 2009 (6:11 am)
Always nice to have options. Hellwig has done some pretty cool stuff and I'm very happy with what I've put on my Avalanche. Others who have done the variable setup from them have raved about them as well. I have heard the name Arnott, but not much about what they offer.
#246 of 250 20-in Rims on 2005 Av
Dec 22, 2009 (6:44 pm)
This weekend, I became the proud owner of a 2005 Avalanche. The truck came with 20-in wheels. Although they look great, the ride feels a little harsh and I am seeing tread wear on the insides of all the current tires (Pirelli Ventus ST 275/55/R20). So I have the following questions:
1. Do the 20s always cause excessive tire wear?
2. Will a different type of tire with the same size improve ride cushioning?
3. If the answer to #2 is no, can I go to a 275/60/R20 with no further modifications (31.9" diameter vs. 33")?
Thanks to everyone for your help.
#247 of 250 Re: 20-in Rims on 2005 Av [tucson_engr]
Dec 28, 2009 (7:30 am)
I'd suggest an alignment. Tire size MAY impact wear a bit, but more likely the front end has had the torsion bars cranked to lift the front end a bit, which may cause the alignment to be off.
My Avalanche has 20's as well, and my wear problems were from me not getting an alignment after cranking the keys.
#249 of 250 Looking for Avalanche Accessories
Mar 10, 2010 (7:53 am)
I just bought my first Avalanche a couple days ago and I'm looking to get a few accessories for it. To start I am looking for some good all weather floor mats. I didn't know if the best ones out there were the ones on the chevy site or if there is another place to purchase them from cheaper. The next item i'm looking to buy is a cargo net or something for the bed of the truck so that everything doesnt slide to the front. I saw the cargo net on the chevy website and didnt know if that was the best place to get it from or if there were other options. Is there a better site to buy items for my Avalanche that are cheaper and have a better selection? Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciated.
#250 of 250 Re: Looking for Avalanche Accessories [ralf51]
Mar 11, 2010 (5:27 am)
Honestly, I like my Chevy mats in my Avalanche that I got from the dealer.
As for the cargo net, I haven't installed one in mine but you can do a search for avalanche accessories and find LOTS out there. There is a sliding bed you can install so if stuff DOES slide forward, just slide the bed out and you have it. But it does cost you some vertical clearance.
Welcome to the world of aftermarket stuff!