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Old 12-01-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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I am looking for input in helping me decide between an '08 LT3 or LTZ. Both are equipt almost the same including the 20" wheels. My only question is the type of ride between the LT3 suspension vs the Autoride on the LTZ. Are there any real differences between the two suspensions? Which one is more reliable? Which one gives a more comfortable ride?
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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I just got the LTZ. I don't know exactly know what the autoride is doing but it is doing it seemlessly. The ride and handling is awesome.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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The LT3 will ride better if you get it with the 18" wheels.The 20" wheels have a lower sidewall and slighter stiffer ride.Try out both on the same road and you will know what you want. Make sure the air pressure is the same in both vehicles.
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I have an LTZ , have driven an LT3 and the ride difference is negligible, IMO.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:02 AM   #5
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We have the '07 Z71 LT3 and love it. The only thing we don't have is the autoride. From what I understand, you cannot go in 2 wheel drive in the LTZ. You may sacrifice a bit of fuel mileage if that's true. We run in 2wheel drive most of the time.

Good luck on deciding... you'll love either one.
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We have the '07 Z71 LT3 and love it. The only thing we don't have is the autoride. From what I understand, you cannot go in 2 wheel drive in the LTZ. You may sacrifice a bit of fuel mileage if that's true. We run in 2wheel drive most of the time.

Good luck on deciding... you'll love either one.
LTZ drivetrain capabilities are no different than an LT3. I'm in 2WD all day long...
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #7
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must be the Denali that I'm thinking of.:confused2:
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must be the Denali that I'm thinking of.:confused2:
Correct, it is the Denali that cannot run in the 2WD mode. Thanks for all the input guys. Given that I drive an '03 Z71 now, I am looking for a softer ride given my bad back!
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The wife and I drove the LT3 with 18" wheels and LTZ with 20" before deciding on the LT3. There is a definite difference felt on the "tushy" meter.
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I test drove both the LTZ with 20s and the Z71/LT3 with 18s several times before buying on dry, wet and snowy roads and my tush-meter and back told me that the Z71 had maybe just a little bouncier/stiffer ride but the interior trim/seats looked better on the Z71 model. Plus, the fact that I see 50 LTZs to 1 Z71, makes my ride more unique to me and I don't regret the choice.
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