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Nivomat Shock Absorbers: Self-Leveling Monotube Ride Control Units
The Nivomat Shock Absorber is a self-leveling monotube shock absorber developed by Sachs. Nivomat is a contraction of two French words, niveau and automatique. When translated to English, it would be level automatic or automatic level.
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The way they work is as the load increases (such as with cargo and passengers) the pressure increases in the shock displacing fluid from its internal reservoir to its valving system increasing the spring rate essentially preventing the vehicle from “ Squatting ”.It has a pump mechanism and oil reservoir that increases the pressure to its accumulator thus lifting or leveling the vehicle. It also increases the damping force without sacrificing the ride quality.
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While there are some guides out there for replacing these shocks with non load-leveling standard ones, the springs need to be changed as well and the ride will not be as taut. Nivomatscome down in price considerably and we all know that sometimes there is nothing like the original.
The original window sticker claims it has the "Premium Smooth Ride Suspension" feature, and the sticker in the glove box confirms build code "ZW7". Some internet research indicates this means I have Nivomat shocks in the rear, which are somehow self-leveling without the aid of external air pumps or electronics.
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1996 Chrysler Town and Country nivomat suspension
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Z55 Autoride is a type of suspension option on many full-sized GM SUVs, indicated by the RPO code Z55. RPO codes are Regular Production Options, which identify the specific configuration each vehicle has when it leaves the factory. In most cases this is a sticker located on the inside door of the glove box, with multiple three character codes listed to show what that specific vehicle has as far as trim, suspension and engine configurations.