Here's what a broken shock looks like. I have a control on the console where you can select your ride mode from: Sport, Touring or Wimpy. There is some sort of electronic contol within the shocks which change the firmness of the valving.
so here are my four shocks already removed from the car.
and here are my four new ones, which my friend installed. These are regular shocks, without the electronic valve control
Without electronic shocks installed, the computer thinks that your shocks are defective, then it gives a ride control fault, along with another warning which in effect, cripples the car and limits your top speed. Even though you clear the error messages, the warnings keep coming back. In the meantime you cannot drive faster than a certain speed until you correct the fault. As I am taking a long trip with others, I could not have a speed limited car so this had to be fixed.
There is virtually nothing that can't be found by searching the internet. My car has the FX45 ride control and the Corvette forum was my friend
They come two in a package
Then we tried to waterproof them by wrapping in electrical tape as they are connected near each shock, under the wheelwell
Here is one connected and zap strapped to a harness
Here is another one zap strapped under the car but farther up
The resister fools the computer into thinking that your shocks are operational. I get no more error messages and the car seems to drive much better with the new shocks. It would seem that I had the broken shock when I bought the car. Too bad I didn't know as I bought the extended warranty and I could have gotten a new shock years ago
With my car all fixed, and ready for the road, I took a few minutes to comtemplate
For the past 6 years the wheel on the left has seen may Western States. Now it's time for the wheel on the right to see the Eastern side of the Continent. I couldn't help but notice the pattern of the sun shining through our new fence
In a few days, a new adventure awaits, but this time on 4 wheels instead of only 2
My car is ready for the road and thanks to my Friend for doing most of the work
and to his hoist. I wrote about it here
Last week we gathered at our friends and the four of us drove our cars
to the US border crossing
and drove our cars into the USA
We were on a mission and we
finally found our truck waiting for us
the driver was checking our car for pre-existing damage
and then it was time to start loading
My friend's Z06 went in before me. Those ramps can be moved independently at both ends
and then it was my turn
I am in the lower berth
This particular truck can hold quite a few cars. There are 3 in the first section and I think you can carry 6 in the rear trailer section
Both of my wheels are strapped to the rail and then tucked on an angle below the two cars above
There is a new C7 on top at the rear with a new Porsche Ceyenne underneath. While we were supervising the loading
the girls were sitting on the rocks and socializing
It was finally time to say goodbye to our cars . . . "till we meet again in Harrisburg, PA very soon"
Not many more sleeps and we will be gone.