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One more reason to keep your suspension system in good repair: your vehicle may be taking more damage from poorly maintained roads than you might realize. Much road damage is due to time and the weather, but overweight freight trucks tear up the roads, too. A recent study by TRIP, a nonprofit research prganization in […]

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A customer wrote: “I got new rims and new 33″ tires. I am also about to purchase a 4″ lift leveling spindle kit with 2″ blocks in rear. So I need to know what kind of shocks I can get for the lift and not spend a lot of money.” We have a page on […]

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Customer Question from our Archives: How can I keep my 2002 Chevy Silverado from sagging when I haul a heavy load? Should I get rear air shocks? Answer: At Shockwarehouse we have some Airlift products that are actually better than air shocks. Air shocks can put a lot of stress on the shock mounts, which […]

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  Arnott’s completely new (not remanufactured) air strut for the front of the 2004 to 2010 Jaguar XJ series with Comfort Suspension (AS-2888) features a custom-made and tuned premium monotube shock absorber designed to provide a responsive yet comfortable ride. The Arnott-designed strut eliminates many of the common high wear weaknesses of the OE strut, […]

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Nivomat suspension units have been used for more than 30 years on a variety of domestic and foreign vehicles, including Volvo, Ford, Opel, Saab, GM, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Rover, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Kia and others. The Nivomat self-leveling shock has a lightweight coil spring and gradually, over a mile or two, self-adjusts to normal ride height […]

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GM trucks and SUVs have Service Parts Identification Label sticker inside the glove box. This label will have your VIN, Wheel Base, Model designation and a list of 3-digit/character RPOs (Regular Production Options). If you see code “Z55” on the label, you have Autoride electronic suspension. Thanks to our friends at Arnott Industries for sharing this.

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Almost every week someone asks us about the “upside-down” mounting of Bilstein shocks on Ford vehicles. And yes, it’s true, they mount boot-side-down. Bilstein engineers added small holes to drain condensation from the boot side; in most cases they will only mount one way anyway, but if it looks weird to you, you are not […]

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When You Unpack Your Shocks

Sometimes, one shock may be more extended than the other. This is normal. See our August 18 blog post Koni STR.T is Fine for more information. The strap, if included, is purely for shipping purposes and has no function during shock installation. Some new shocks may show a small amount of oil in the seal […]

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A 2001 Ford Taurus SES sedan owner wrote to us: “I would like your opinion on the quality vs. ride performance between the Monroe and KYB struts your company sells. Which is the best strut for my Taurus? I don’t want to order a wimpy replacement, but I would like to restore the ‘Factory’ ride.” Here’s our mechanic’s answer: […]

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Be sure to visit our home page and sign up for our monthly promotions newsletter in the box on the left side rail. We will have specials throughout the holidays. Happy Holidays from Shockwarehouse!  

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