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neonhomer
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[Tech] Shock selection

Is there a website or a list out there where I can put in given information for a shock (like lengths, mounting, etc), and it give me a model #?

I am looking to find a longer set of shocks for my Jeep, and wanted to see if I could cross a OE set, something I can just pick up at the local parts house.


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neonhomer
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That's not what I was looking for. I was trying to find maybe a Monroe or a Bilstien book where I could just put in my #s I need, and it give me a part number.

PrntRhd
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reply to neonhomer
Try Bilstein or Rancho sites.


neonhomer
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The last time I looked on their sites, they have just generic data. Monroe has their data in a book, but it's listed by part #, not by sizes.

I wonder if I can put that data into an Excel file, and resort it....


mattmag
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You're venturing down the wrong path if all you are going to compare is shock body length. You need to be sure things like valving rates, piston/chamber design and capacity are taken into account. Shocks are not designed generically, they are very much application-specific. That is important for performance and safety issues of course, as well as tire longevity.

I would look to a reputable aftermarket supplier such as Ranch and get a properly sized shock for the vehicle model and lift you are dealing with.


gillespie
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said by mattmag:

You're venturing down the wrong path if all you are going to compare is shock body length. You need to be sure things like valving rates, piston/chamber design and capacity are taken into account. Shocks are not designed generically, they are very much application-specific. That is important for performance and safety issues of course, as well as tire longevity.

I would look to a reputable aftermarket supplier such as Ranch and get a properly sized shock for the vehicle model and lift you are dealing with.

+1

Beezel

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said by gillespie:

said by mattmag:

You're venturing down the wrong path if all you are going to compare is shock body length. You need to be sure things like valving rates, piston/chamber design and capacity are taken into account. Shocks are not designed generically, they are very much application-specific. That is important for performance and safety issues of course, as well as tire longevity.

I would look to a reputable aftermarket supplier such as Ranch and get a properly sized shock for the vehicle model and lift you are dealing with.

+1

+2

JoelC707
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reply to neonhomer
Probably about 8-10 years ago I had an Excel file that listed every Rancho shock and contained the top/bottom mount types as well as fully expanded and collapsed lengths. I don't remember where I found it but what you're looking for is potentially out there. Though, of course it doesn't cover the finer points like mattmag See Profile mentions.


neonhomer
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At this time, I don't have the funds to spend $200-300 in shocks... or more....


mattmag
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Well then in that case I would just hold on and wait until you are financially able to do it correctly. There just isn't any good reason to throw good money into something that isn't going to perform properly or safely, and then have to do it all over again the right way later. Times are tough, and you don't want to regret being hasty here.


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reply to neonhomer
Pdf reference from Monroe. You pick the codes for the top and bottom mounts based on the drawings and then scope the charts for the length and travel you want. Far left column gives you a part#
»www.monroe.com/assets/downloads/···heet.pdf


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said by JoelC707:

Probably about 8-10 years ago I had an Excel file that listed every Rancho shock and contained the top/bottom mount types as well as fully expanded and collapsed lengths.

Also known as the content found in the Manufacturers Buyer's Guide.

»www.gorancho.com/assets/catalog/···ions.pdf

Also seen here:

»www.4crawler.com/4x4/Rancho.shtml
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