Shock Absorbers are key components to a tractor / truck's & trailer / dollies suspension system, they may also be universal or specific the year, make and model of the application. Shock Absorbers control spring movement that assists in keeping your tires in contact with the road. They are critical suspension components that can affect tire wear, braking, comfort of operator and the overall life of other related systems. Shocks should be a part of a routine inspection and tested by a repair technician during maintenance. Our shock absorbers are made with quality in mind, meeting or exceeding OEM standards.
Double Lip Oil Seal Design:
• High wear, impact & pressure resistant
• Precision controlled Nitrile double lip structure process produces leakproof radial seal better than triple lip
• Added cushion below guider prevents striking the piston directly & leads to longer product lift
High Precision Metal Stamping & Tube material:
• Extra Strength! Quality steel with close tolerances & maximized cross sectional wall thickness. Results in a stable work environment for the piston
• 42 manufacturing processes to produce microcrack free chrome plated piston rod
• Tolerance of piston diameter < 0.0004 in.
• Hardness held to 45-55 HRC after quench & chromed plating, improving corrosion resistance
Proprietary Valve System:
• Durable, stable, high quality, patented technology
• Piston & compression valve use 2-way structure design, damping force control is better than 1-way valve
• Improved stopper assembly provides valve block, plate & throttle slice position more space for adjusting damping force & stability
• Integrated proprietary powder metal design improve tolerances & impact resistance allowing for superior oil sealing between components & longer life
Carbon Fiber Wear Ring on the Piston Valve:
• High wear & temperature resistant material
Signs of Failing Shock Absorbers
- Uneven tire wear: If the shock absorbers are not functioning properly, the tires may wear unevenly.
- Increased bounce: If the shock absorbers are worn out, the truck or trailer may exhibit increased bounce or oscillation when driving over rough roads, bumps or when braking suddenly.
- Difficulty steering: Worn shock absorbers can make it more difficult to steer the vehicle, especially at higher speeds.
- Poor handling: Failed shock absorbers can cause the truck or trailer to handle poorly, making it difficult to control the vehicle.
- Excessive body roll: If the shock absorbers are not functioning properly, the vehicle may exhibit excessive body roll when turning or cornering.
Can bad shocks ruin tires?
Yes, failing shock absorbers can cause the tires to wear unevenly or prematurely, leading to the need for costly tire replacements.
Check out our full blog article here: Signs, Troubleshooting & Consequences of Failing Shock Absorbers on your Semi Truck & Trailer