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In the first place, a lot depends on what you want. Shock absorbers or struts can cost anywhere from $40-$400 EACH, depending on the make and model of your vehicle and what you are looking for in terms of performance. If you need this question answered because you are facing your first replacement on a […]

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We heard from a customer who had relatively new Bilstein shocks: “Left shock mounting rubber at the top of the shock has broken.” That’s not covered by warranty because what the customer needs now is new upper mounting hardware. “It most likely broke because it was over torqued on installation,” our Bilstein representative told us. […]

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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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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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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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Model: 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax Diesel 4×4 Question: I have a 2010 Silverado 2500 4×4 with the Duramax Diesel and I need shocks. It is stock ride height I use it for work in the summer and plowing in the winter. I don’t see any difference in shocks for the Duramax diesel vs the […]

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Question: I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado with the Z71 Heavy Duty suspension package and I’m confused as to which shocks I should buy for it. I want to get Bilsteins for this truck since that’s what it came with but you list two different vehicles, one that says includes Z71 package and the other […]

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KYB Excel-G OEM replacement struts are not available for the 2010-2012 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT.  The KYB Excel-G struts for the Flex and MKT are designed to be comfortable riding direct replacements that will improve handling and braking. 2010 Ford Flex Struts 2011 Ford Flex Struts 2012 Ford Flex Struts 2010 Lincoln MKT Struts […]

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The All German Motorsports BMW X6 Trophy Truck might be the meanest looking truck in Baja.  Even if you don’t love the look, you have to admit it’s unique, everyone else in the Trophy Truck class has trucks built to look like pickups. Here’s in car footage of the Baja 500 from the All German […]

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