Technical Bulletins

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DateBulletin #Title & Description

Shock Absorber Installation Guide

Comprehensive instructions on installing the Common EB Type Mounts as well as Common Stud Type Mounts. Read More ».

Proper Torque of Mounting Bolts on 1999 – 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A frequent concern from installers is customers complaining of rattling noises after the rear shocks have been replaced on 1999 – 03 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. Read More ».

Product Benchmark — Chrome Plating

Chrome plated rods increase product shelf life. Moisture in most storage environments will cause unprotected steel surfaces to corrode over time. Read More ».

How to Prime a Shock or Strut

Occasionally, light-vehicle twin tube shocks and struts are misdiagnosed as faulty when removed from the box for installation. On the initial stroke of the product you may notice a dead band or erratic damping at the top of the stroke of the shock or strut. This is a normal occurrence and the shock will function properly once it has been primed. Read More ».

Shock Inspection

Misting vs. Leaking Commercial Vehicle Shock Absorber Read More ».
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