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Monthly Archive for August, 2016

This happens all the time. Especially if it’s your first time ordering and installing shocks, you may be surprised that the extension of the piston upon arrival can vary somewhat. We received this question: “Hi. I received my shocks. One of the rears is too short. I don’t know if it’s blown or if it’s […]

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Many drivers of big trucks enjoy the more precise handling that a harder suspension can provide, but that is not likely to be the case with Cadillac Escalade buyers. From a vehicle that costs $90,000 and with the Cadillac logo on it, the typical Escalade driver is expecting a smooth and comfortable ride. The Consumer […]

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People have been going back and forth on that for decades. The air suspension that Chevrolet introduced with the 1957 Impala package proved unreliable, and more than fifty years later many thousands of truck and car owners have opted to replace a fiddly air suspension system with more reliable coil springs. With a truck, the […]

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Bilstein will present its new products at Automechanika in Frankfurt next month. Here’s a sneak peek: DampTronic® shock absorbers and suspensions for BMW M3 and M4 DampTronic® components for 1 Series to 4 Series BMW DampTronic® shock absorbers and suspensions for VW Golf VII, Passat B8 and their Group siblings Available in late 2016-early 2017.

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Question: What is ride height and how do I measure it? Answer: Ride height is the space between the base of your tire where it touches the ground and the underside of your vehicle. Your manufacturer specifications, found in the manual, are the place to begin. Of course, you may be going off spec for […]

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Question: I need a shock two inches shorter than the Monroe 555001. I had to move my axles on my 2001 Jayco to accomodate my higher 3/4-ton truck. The shocks need replacing. After moving the axles do the shocks need to be shorter, or do I need to move the brackets? Answer: The 555001 is […]

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