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8.1 litre with autoride

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nitrotim, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 525

    I just bought a 2002 GMC sierra k3500 with the 8.1 and allison auto. The original sticker was in the console and the option lists says 8.1 litre vortec with autoride. I looked in the owners manual (useless i know) and could not find anything about that. Can someone please tell me more about this feature.
  2. cndhaines

    cndhaines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    auto ride generally refers to electronic controled suspension used normally in cars,and heavy duty trucks it consists of 1 to 4 load sensing valves and some type if way to compensate for the load either air bags or hydro suspension. the way to tell is by looking at the axles for a linkage from normally the body connected to the axle

  3. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 525

    Thanks for the info.

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