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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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2018 Equinox Suspension

I've got just over 20K miles and feel every bump. Having some back and neck problems I'm strongly considering trading in the Equinox. One possible alternative I'm considering is replacing the shocks with the best shock available that the Equinox will take if that's even possible. I would not consider the same factory shocks. Has anyone gone this route before with the 2018? You can eliminate tires and tire pressures. I have gone between the set that came with it (Bridgestone Ecopia's ) in Summer and Blizzacks during Winter. I watch tire pressures often with changing climate and run them 1# over door post recommendation. Don't know what they did with the suspension system on the Equinox but being 76 years old I've never had a ride this bad other than maybe performance cars like Corvette or bmw etc.. (which is expected). Any ideas would be appreciated.
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I'd recommend trading it in rather than spending money trying things to make it better as I am very doubtful any of them would work.

The ride of the Equinox is pretty consistent with all the other short wheelbase small SUV out there.

Now - 2018 Equinox 2LT 2.0T AWD
Was - 2015 Equinox 1LT 3.6 AWD
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My wife and I are feeling the same way about the ride in our Terrain.
We previously had a 2015 Cadillac SRX which was smoother.
Iíve reduced the air pressure in the tires to 32 PSI and the improvement is actually noticeable. Not sure what that will do for tire wear as we only have 5,000 miles on our terrain.
As mentioned in the previous post, I think the ride thing is the nature of the beast in the small SUVís or CUVís or whatever people want to call these vehicles lol.
Good luck with whatever you decide to to.
Weíre sticking with the Terrain because it would be cost prohibitive to trade it.
Messing with the suspension by replacing shocks etc is also not in our plans.

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There is really no fix for the issue you describe. My 2019 Redline with 19's does ride fairly harsh.

My 2016 Equinox LTZ rides substantially better, but they are long gone from production.

About the only way you may find a smoother ride is with a larger, longer wheelbase, heavier vehicle from the luxury brand/category of vehicles. They cater to individuals who value ride quality and quietness over sporty handling and lesser cost.

I'm getting to the same point as the OP; I always liked cars that handled like go-carts; now as I age, I'm not as satisfied with just the handling performance; a little comfort would be nice too!

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My wife and I are feeling the same way about the ride in our Terrain.
We previously had a 2015 Cadillac SRX which was smoother.
Iíve reduced the air pressure in the tires to 32 PSI and the improvement is actually noticeable. Not sure what that will do for tire wear as we only have 5,000 miles on our terrain.
As mentioned in the previous post, I think the ride thing is the nature of the beast in the small SUVís or CUVís or whatever people want to call these vehicles lol.
Good luck with whatever you decide to to.
Weíre sticking with the Terrain because it would be cost prohibitive to trade it.
Messing with the suspension by replacing shocks etc is also not in our plans.
Thanks, I agree with both responses. Not a Cadillac that's for sure.
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There is really no fix for the issue you describe. My 2019 Redline with 19's does ride fairly harsh.

My 2016 Equinox LTZ rides substantially better, but they are long gone from production.

About the only way you may find a smoother ride is with a larger, longer wheelbase, heavier vehicle from the luxury brand/category of vehicles. They cater to individuals who value ride quality and quietness over sporty handling and lesser cost.

I'm getting to the same point as the OP; I always liked cars that handled like go-carts; now as I age, I'm not as satisfied with just the handling performance; a little comfort would be nice too!

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Thanks, To bad we can't have both
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I can agree with garbec01 and the others, you need a larger vehicle. My wife drives a '14 Escape, which rides rough and is twichy. Our '19 Terrain is way better, but new. We're older too, she wants easy in and out. My '16 Malibu was too low for her. Have you driven a new Traverse or GMC Acadia? Neither fit in our Beazer homes garage or I would have gone that route. Sorry you're having issues.
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Does Chevy Equinox design managers or engineers monitor this Forum. They should. I just joined and have the same issue. Even my 92 year old mother-in-law who lives with us complained. She was used to her big Lincoln Town cars. Our 2017 Kia Nero is more comfortable.
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Does Chevy Equinox design managers or engineers monitor this Forum. They should. I just joined and have the same issue. Even my 92 year old mother-in-law who lives with us complained. She was used to her big Lincoln Town cars. Our 2017 Kia Nero is more comfortable.
In the past, Chevrolet Customer Service reps would monitor the forums, offering assistance to owners and acting as a liaison between customers and dealers and sometimes even at the corporate level.

I haven't seen their presence on the forums for quite some time; if they do monitor our posts, they no longer participate in offering assistance.

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I'd recommend trading it in rather than spending money trying things to make it better as I am very doubtful any of them would work.

The ride of the Equinox is pretty consistent with all the other short wheelbase small SUV out there.
Wow, just checked the trade in value. Can't believe it. Looks like it dropped around 10 grand in one year. Not quite ready for that just yet.
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