What is your driving style: Normal Driver
Vehicle Setup: Front Wheel Drive
Suspension Type: Rear Self Leveling
Question: My Park Avenue has rear self leveling shocks. The system that provides air to the shock in NOT working. Can a standard Park Ave shock without self leveling be used as a replacement?
Answer: Because the rear airshocks help to hold the rear of your Park Avenue up, you can't just swap in standard shocks. The rear springs on air suspension Park Avenue models are softer than the ones on standard cars, so if you don't replace the shocks with another capable of holding the car up, your rear end will sag. Monroe makes a conversion kit for the Park Avenue to replace the
air shocks in the rear with loadleveler shocks, which have a coil spring wound around the shock to give the car a normal ride height. You can see that air spring conversion kit here:
1997-2005 Buick Park Ave Coil Spring Conversion Kit