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Q.: My husband and I have been enjoying a used Toyota Tacoma mini motor home but we need new air shocks. Would the Airlift 57113 be a good choice? Do we order two or just one? Does this particular item require drilling? Are installation directions sent with this item? A.: The Airlift 57113 is a kit, […]

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Best Shocks for Fighting Crime

What do we recommend at Shockwarehouse when TV detectives from the 1970s call us to ask about replacing their shocks? Here you go: Jim Rockford: 1976 Pontiac Firebird http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=results&selected_model=4393&selected_year=1976 Bilstein Heavy Duty David Starsky and Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson: 1974 Ford Gran Torino http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=results&selected_model=4040&selected_year=1974 Monroe Sensatracs Theo Kojak: 1973 Buick Century Regal 455 http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=results&selected_model=3734&selected_year=1973 KONI STR.T […]

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We had a question about a 1998 Chevrolet motorhome, chassis designation P-37, coil springs with airbags in front and leaf springs in the rear, and a tag axle. (A tag axle is a non-drive third axle positioned behind the rear drive axle of a recreational vehicle with one or two tires on each side; its chief advantage is extra […]

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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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