Light Vehicle FAQ

I’m trying to replace my shocks but they don’t seem long enough. Do I need longer shocks?

In some cases you only need to support the lower control arm to shorten the distance, while you connect the shock. Many vehicles are designed to use the length of the shock absorber as a limiter for suspension travel. Gabriel® also recommends that you measure the ride height before performing any suspension work. It can indicate other problems if it is out of specification. A lower than specified ride height might indicate that your vehicle has worn springs. A taller than specified ride height might indicate that a lift kit is installed on the vehicle.

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