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What is the Z85 Suspension package?

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What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby BIG E [OP] » Mar 14 2011, 9:16pm

I have the z85 suspension on my truck, but I really cannot find that much information out about what all it consists of. The salesperson said it makes the ride smoother and ride higher than the normal suspension - like a z71 but not off road. I was really looking for more technical info than that.

Can someone shed some light on this?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby Hartski » Mar 14 2011, 9:18pm

Is that the Luxury suspension?
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby BIG E [OP] » Mar 14 2011, 9:39pm

Hartski wrote:Is that the Luxury suspension?


I have no idea. It is the smoothest ride I've ever had in a truck.

This is what the sticker says:

Z85 HD HANDLING/TRAILERING SUS
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby lzn197 » Mar 14 2011, 11:10pm

From what I remember, it was a low cost shock upgrade. The option used to cost about 100 bucks and it was designed to give you a little better oscillation control (aka bouncing up and down while traveling) while towing a trailer.
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby patmc81 » Mar 14 2011, 11:25pm

I have the same thing and from what I found its just shocks basically. but it dose increase the tow rating a bit.
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby rednick63 » Mar 21 2011, 1:21am

CHASSIS PACKAGE, HIGH PAYLOAD FIRM RIDE is what I'm given to understand
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby WingNut » Mar 21 2011, 9:03am

It's a trailering/towing package. Mine even came with a set of lousy looking Z85 stickers on it. Finally had them removed last year. The goodies you get with it are shocks, tow/haul mode, and trailer wiring.
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby burls » Mar 27 2011, 6:29pm

WingNut wrote:It's a trailering/towing package. Mine even came with a set of lousy looking Z85 stickers on it. Finally had them removed last year. The goodies you get with it are shocks, tow/haul mode, and trailer wiring.



All nbs/nnbs trucks with an slush-o-matic come with tow/haul mode. The only major differences between all the suspension packages is the shocks.
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Re: What is the Z85 Suspension package?

Postby rednick63 » Mar 27 2011, 11:11pm

bottom line is that I believe it is just supposed to give you a better ride and better handling when towing
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