The weak point is the upper attachment for the gas spring.dingbat said:I'm in too.
Just got email from parts dept and I quote.
"GM only offers the original ones that are 22.00 each. I spoke to one person at GM that was pessimistic about a stronger shock. He was afraid of damaging the cover"
Things like the door panels are model upgrades and Chevy should be under no obligation to retrofit them. Yes, the front hood is heavy and the prop rod has failed in some cases but it is workimg as designed. With the prop rod I think it is one of those things that enough people have to get hurt before something is retrofitted. I would like to see mine changed to the gas struts up front too, but I am not holding my breath waiting.RedTn.SSR said:Dingbat, Based on my experience with GM Service on my 2003 SSR I'd say don't get your hopes up. GM could give a shi# less about the 2003 and 2004 owner's problems. When they do recognize there is a problem they incorporate changes into the newer SSR's being produced but don't offer fixes for the existing owners. Some prime examples are the flimsy hood struts on the 2003's and 2004's and GM now offers gas operated struts for 2005, the door panels on 2005's have been improved so that you can get your hand to the seat heater button, poor radio reception, etc. Yeah, GM looks out for the newer owners but they pretty well treat the 2003 and 2004 owners like "red-headed stepchildren". We were their guinea pigs and they really don't want to hear about our problems. If they did they would offer us, UNDER WARRANTY, fixes like the new door panels, hood struts, etc. Just my personal opinion based on my experinces with GM Service and I could be wrong!