gas shocks

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  1. ColumbiaBoB

    ColumbiaBoB Light Load Member

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    Hi, i'm looking to replace shocks on my '05 columbia with gas shocks, the problem is freightliner dealers i have visited/called don't have them all they have are gabriel oil shocks. Any help would be appreciated. Thx
     
  2. Helowrenchturn2

    Helowrenchturn2 Medium Load Member

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    Should be able to take em to napa and get the number crossed for some gas shocks. A buddy just got a set for his western star at the Volvo place in Carlisle.
     
  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Call a fleetpride, truck pro, or napa and have them cross reference those gabriel shocks.
     
  4. snowman_w900

    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

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    tell them you want to cross them over to the Monroe magnum 65 gas shocks. freightliner should be able to cross the number for you( if they feel like dealing with you).... or call Stengel Brothers out in PA. They can get ya what you need. 1-888-433-3149
     
    SHC Thanks this.
  5. beltrans

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    Get OEM part numbers from your dealer.. Then go to this site http://www.monroeheavyduty.com/

    Go to Catalog and click on Interchange button. Enter OEM part number and click search... You will get Monroe part number you need.
     
  6. ColumbiaBoB

    ColumbiaBoB Light Load Member

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    Ok i got them #'s now what's better monroe gas or gabriel gas?
     
  7. beltrans

    beltrans Medium Load Member

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    I would go with Monroe regardless...
     
  8. bigstank

    bigstank Light Load Member

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    Monroe gas charged all the way. Call any truck steering n axle shop will have them. Gabriel are junk and blow out after 25-50k miles
     
  9. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Monroe.... and the TA's carry Monroe shocks and it's $185 a set installed I believe??
     
  10. jason6541

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    Never pay to install shocks it's less than an hr job. Unless someone didn't use anti seize on the bolts when they went thru the metal sleeves on the shocks. Also don't forget your cab shocks they're only good for about a 100,000 m i. Use anti seize and new lock nuts on those bolts
     
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