What is Z55 Autoride suspension?

What is Z55 Autoride suspension?

What is the GM Z55 Suspension? The Autoride, also known as RPO Code Z55, is GM’s trademark name for their own unique automatic pneumatic load-leveling suspension and computer controlled Adjustable Shock Absorbers. The Autoride system provides for the best balance between a great ride and sharp handling characteristics.

How do I know if I have Z55 suspension?

GM trucks and SUVs have Service Parts Identification Label sticker inside the glove box. This label will have your VIN, Wheel Base, Model designation and a list of 3-digit/character RPOs (Regular Production Options). If you see code “Z55” on the label, you have Autoride electronic suspension.

How do you measure shocks for lifts?

A shock is measured by its extended and collapsed lengths, and is measured from the center of the loop mount or the base of the stud mount. To get the extended length of a shock, remove it from the vehicle and allow it to expand on its own or pull it to the fully extended position and take a measurement.

What are Autoride shocks?

Autoride: indicated by the RPO code Z55. This suspension system uses electronic shocks in the front that automatically adjust to road conditions, becoming stiffer or softer as necessary.

What is the difference between Z55 and Z95 suspension?

Z55 is Electronic Auto ride and the Z95 is Magnetic Ride Control.

How long do Nivomat shocks last?

They last about 130,000 miles on these applications, but the shocks DO wear out eventually. As was mentioned, you can’t put regular shocks on a Nivomat vehicle since they are designed-in and supplement the regular springs.

What is the Z95 suspension package?

Z95: MagneRide magnetorheological damper system, utilizing magnetically controlled shocks and struts. ZW7: Premium Smooth Ride suspension, using conventional shocks in the front and self-leveling Nivomat shocks in the rear.

Can I replace Nivomat shocks with regular shocks?

Even though the conventional shocks may fit, It is not recommended that you replace your Nivomats with traditional shock absorbers. If the vehicle was originally equipped with Nivomats then it is recommended that they are to be replaced with Nivomats only.

What is a Nivomat shock?

The Nivomat Shock Absorber is a self-leveling monotube shock absorber developed by Sachs. Nivomat is a contraction of two French words, niveau and automatique. When translated to English, it would be level automatic or automatic level.

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