Good Shock Absorbers For A Tanker

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  1. MrHayes485

    MrHayes485 Bobtail Member

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    Purchased Shock Absorbers For My 2016 Peterbilt 579 In March 2021, But It’s Time To Change Them Out. I Haul A Tanker Not Sure If There’s A Specific Shock Out There That Handles A Tanker Well. Help Me Out Truckers!!!! Thanks In Advance.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    They are all pretty much the same. Made in China, Mexico, etc......like most auto parts. Just buy any mid priced shocks. Replace them every 200-300k miles or whenever you replace tires. Just one Old Mans opinion.
     
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  4. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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    I buy the Monroe brand from Partsgeek. Replace every 100k. Works good and at $45 a pop, who cares about the quality when I replace every 7-8 months
     
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  5. AModelCat

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    They're all the same IMO. Just there to control the rebound of the springs/air bags.
     
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  6. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

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    I am going to try FOX shocks on the Van. I know Raneys has them. Long wait times l was told though.
     
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  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Why would you pay $279.00 each for shocks?
     
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  8. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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    Exactly
     
  9. Dockbumper

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    There must be some off road Tanker Rally/Race that we haven't been clued in on!? Lol. (Isn't Fox the company that makes all of the high dollar off road racing shocks?)
     
  10. RubyEagle

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    Yes that is the same company. I would pay that much if they are rebuildable and last twice as long as cheap shocks before needing a rebuild.
     
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