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Monthly Archive for March, 2008

Ford F350SD

QUESTION: Almost always carrying 1000 lbs water tank. sometimes rock loads double that. best shocks fr. and rear not more than $300 total ?. does not go on highway so comfort is low priority.   ANSWER: You want to use the Bilstein HDs. They are very durable, and can take some punishment.   Note that […]

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Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

QUESTION: I drive pretty much on pavement and good dirt roads, the 4wd is primarily for snow here in Wyoming not for serious offroading. What Monroe shocks do I need? ANSWER: The most rugged Monroe shocks for trucks is their GasMagnum line. http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/mon_magnum.cfm   Online catalog – http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=make&type=T

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Ford F150 SC Lifted

QUESTION: The truck has been lifted 4 inches by a local shop before i purchased it. it has a full rancho lift kit and shocks. i am looking for something that is both soft in small bumps and stiffer in the larger bumps. i am looking for bilstein shocks, unless you can suggest better options. […]

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Travel Trailer needs new Shocks

QUESTION: Currently there are 4 shocks on my travel trailer.  They are red and have the following numbers stamped on them:  733699 and G04442A0523. They are similar to your Monroe 555025 but the the overall length from post to post is 22″ and when the shock is compressed it is 17″.  I am wondering what […]

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4 x 4

QUESTION: I am looking for Hvy Duty rear shocks for a 2006 Toyota Tundra 4 x 4 Double Cab SR% V8 w/ 4.7 L engine. I do a lot of towing and still have original shocks . Please specify what shocks are available for this unit. Thank You   ANSWER: The Bilstein Heavy Duty units […]

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Can I Paint my Shocks?

Question: Is it possible to get Bilstein shocks in any other color besides Yellow/Blue? Those shocks would stick out like a sore thumb under my Charcoal Grey Hemi. Lol. I do like the Bilsteins though. Answer: Sorry, they only come in the one color. You can repaint a shock body, usually just by scuffing it, and […]

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2006 Dodge Durango Limited

Question:   I have a 2006 Dodge Durango Limited with a 5.7 Hemi engine.  I want to replace the factory shocks with a better high performance shock that will handle well and drive more comfortably with fully loaded passengers.  What shock do you recommend.  Thanks in advance.     Answer:  More about ‘ride’ is mention […]

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Toyota Mini Motorhome

Question: I am interested in the Airlift 57113 for a Toyota Mini Motorhome.  Does the $230 price include both a left and right or just one.  Does this particular item require drilling?  Is there installation directions sent with this item?   Thanks in advance for any information you can give me. Answer: The 57113 is a […]

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Yukon and Electronic Ride Control

Question: I drive my Yukon in the city 100% of the time.  It has 120k miles on the original shocks.  I want to put the bilsteins on it.  How do I know if my chassis has the electronic ride control or not?   Answer:   The shock catalogs do not say how to identlfy the […]

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Suspension Rattle

Question: I get a lot of suspension rattle when going over bumps, it is much worse in front, I have added a strut support, it did help a little. I want a better ride and less rattle. please reccommend. thanks.   Answer: You want to check with a local mechanic for the rattle, that’s really can’t be diagnosed […]

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