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#1 Old 12-13-2012, 04:26 PM
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Help with Rebuilding my Rear Suspension

Hi everyone,

I have a 2005 Armada SE 4x4 with the Auto-Level Rear suspension.
I have made the decision to get rid of the auto-level and just use normal components.

I am not too sure what I will be needing to get to get started. A friend of mine suggests the following. If anyone can add to this list or guide me in the right direction on what to get and where that would be great:

- 2 Non tow package rear springs ( can I still tow with these springs ? )
- non air ride shocks ( Monroes ? )

Thanks guys,
I'm new so anything would help
Please do not convince me to keep the current auto-level I do not want this and will unplug the compressor etc.
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Update * NAPA says these rear coil springs will fit. Does anyone have them? Any good?

Part Number: NCP 2773547
Product Line: NAPA Chassis Parts
Attributes:
Coil Spring Free Height : 16.06"
Coil Spring I.D. : 4.77"
Coil Spring Load Height : 12.5"
Coil Spring Type : 1 Tangential End; 1 Square End
Design Load : 1675
Spring Rate : 460
Wire Diameter : .77"
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Pops has started a thread doing the same with napa non tow springs. It's in the technical /suspension section. Here is the link. http://www.clubarmada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23224

I know he hasn't installed them yet or maybe did just hasn't posted but give him sometime I'm sure he'll chime in.

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Yea, mine is ready to put on this weekend if I can make time. I'm considering just spending a night in the garage knocking it out. I'll post after the install and test driving. One thing about those springs is the paint was not good so I had them powdercoated for 35 bucks.

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Hey pops what's the difference between the non tow and the tow model rear springs?
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I think the non-tow might be stiffer...

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Thanks gt-leo and Pops !

Looking forward to your input.
Do either of you know if anyone has posted a thread for tail gate shock pumps ? Both of mine are pretty fried. Thanks
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Yea, you just buy new ones from the dealership and replace them, pretty simple stuff and those struts aren't priced too terribly.

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