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Author Topic: Air compressor for suspension dead, replace it or change the shocks to non-air?  (Read 2244 times)
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LUVmyTEK
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« on: April 11, 2011, 11:26:10 AM »

The compressor died for whatever reason.  I did not hear it working more than it should as it would if the system had a leak.  I'm sure it is the compressor.  Fuses are good and I have power to the compressor.  Here's my question:

The Tek has 82,000 on it now and I am wondering which is more econimical at this point: to replace the compressor, and possibly anything else, probably shocks as it isn't riding so well at the moment.  Or just replace the shocks with after market ones. 

It seems I read a while ago that someone here replace the air shocks with regular shocks  Money is a concern right now, I do not want to spend a fortune to resolve this.  Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 05:47:12 AM »

I'd say that if you don't do any towing or heavy hauling in your Tek  there's no real reason to maintain the load leveling suspension.  Regular shocks should be just fine.
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