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Old 12-10-2017, 07:33 AM
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Probably the most innovative idea since 4 wheel independent suspension or struts. Not aware if Buick has this option but wouldn't be surprised. GM has the ride control shock option available for Cadillac, Camaro and Corvettes. Ride is adjustable using a dash control, has been around for awhile now.

There's floating magnetic attraction particles which when magnetized can control the firmness of the ride. Ford also has caught up finally. As my car ('13 Boss 302, have Buick also) has adjustable shocks with 5 modes (ball and detent) but each shock has to be set manually (easy to get to), not available 6 years ago from Ford. The only advantage is the settings can be different from front and rear. Seems to be an asset for drag racing and weight transfer. Lower setting on rear would shift weight of car with momentum and apply more pressure to rear tires for traction. I think of the car body as a floating lever/fulcrum pressing down on rear wheels. See if I can find official (I'm just winging it) article someplace, be right back...... For Cadillac and Corvette Fans: Exploring the History of GM's Magnetic Ride Control This really gets into it.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagneRide Note: Wikipedia is asking for donations, it redirects so just hit X at top of page and will go to history.

Well wait a minute, this is very similiar to LCD operation (Liquid Crystal Display). Meaning watches, clocks, dash instrumentation etc. Magnetic particles are suspended in a fluid medium and are magnetized to form the letters or numbers which are more black or dark green of coarse. I see similarities here, that technology was around decades before somebody thought of trying it with shock absorbers, hmm.
 

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Did you price the shocks for the electrical adjustable shocks? You may find that the pricing of the shocks is why they are only on top of the line cars.
 
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Haven't priced, seem to come as standard equip. on anything I've looked into (Camaros, Corvettes, Shelbys). https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Chevy-G...FaT-Rs&vxp=mtr Very expensive.

Note: Just was using other car as example and differences, this is a Buick forum after all
 

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Multi position adjustable shocks have been around for a long time. Motorcycles have had them since the 50s or 60s at least.
 
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Didn't realize that, never heard of the magnetic ones until these past several years. See if I can locate something. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_absorber More than I want to know lol.
 

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