Hotchkis® - HPS 1000 Nitro Gas Monotube Shock Absorber

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Hotchkis® - HPS 1000 Nitro Gas Monotube Front and Rear Shock Kit
Hotchkis® - HPS 1000 Nitro Gas Monotube Front and Rear Shock KitHotchkis® - HPS 1000 Nitro Gas Monotube Front Driver or Passenger Side Shock AbsorberHotchkis® - CatalogHotchkis® - Overview 602x420Made In USAHotchkis Authorized Dealer
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1978 Chevy Malibu
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    Chevy Malibu 1978, HPS 1000 Nitro Gas Monotube Shock Absorber by Hotchkis®. Finish: Painted. With Steel 0.55" Rod. Without Dust Shield. Digressive. This is a mono-tube shock absorbers produced under license by Fox. Civilized during street driving, yet progressively tuned with a digressive piston design and high-pressure nitrogen to give your classic muscle car optimum performance in slaloms and around oval racetracks. Billet aluminum construction provides high strength and rigidity with light weight that reduces unsprung suspension mass. Designed for longevity, polyurethane bushings provide a higher level of resilience which will not crumble or degrade like rubber, and rod guides employ dual seals which clean the shafts before they reach main seals.

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    • Mono-tube shock absorbers that are produced under license by renowned manufacturer Fox Shock Absorbers
    • Gives your classic muscle car optimum performance in slaloms and around oval racetracks
    • Also provides sophisticated ride comfort on pavement over rough roads
    • 1-piece aluminum body construction provides high rigidity with light weight that reduces unsprung suspension mass
    • Digressive piston design provides progressive damping rates that get firmer with shock compression speed up to a fixed point
    • Shocks contain high-pressure nitrogen for consistent performance under a range of extreme conditions and temperatures
    • Black anodized billet aluminum end caps
    • No need to trailer your vehicle – drive it to the racetrack, run top times in events all weekend, then drive home
    • Excellent match for vehicles fitted with heavier, upsized wheels and tires
    • Polyurethane eye bushings provide a higher level of resilience which will not crumble or degrade like rubber
    • Multi-lip oil seal provides superior protection against intrusion by grit, water, and other contaminants
    • Heat treated alloy shafts pass 100 hours of salt spray testing to ensure no outside contaminants shorten lifespan
    • 3-year manufacturer warranty
    • Manufactured in the United States

    Hotchkis has teamed up with Fox Shock Absorbers to offer this set of mono-tube racetrack grade shock absorbers for the classic musclecar owner. Simply put, these shocks are so well engineered that it’s possible to drive your vehicle on the street hundreds of miles to the racetrack, run an event all weekend long, run top times at the event, then drive it back home. Fox’s digressive piston design provides a low flow rate at lower shock compression speed to provide ride comfort with a higher-than-stock level of firmness and resistance. As shock compression speed increases due to hard, fast cornering, the resistance rate increases up to a fixed point then tapers off. Raised bumps and potholes do exist on racetracks – should you hit either at high speed, too much shock resistance can cause disasterous wheel bounce. Not so with the Hotchkis/Fox Street Performance Series Shock Set.

    Street Performance shocks offer the benefit of being crafted from one single piece of billet aluminum. One-piece construction provides the highest tensile strength, and the much lighter weight of aluminum reduces unsprung mass on your vehicle. That’s how pros get performance gains, and you’ll benefit from it during any kind of driving. End caps are also 6061-T6 billet aluminum (anodized black), and feature polyurethane bushings that offer smooth travel without unwanted squish or decay. Using corrosion-free materials such as aluminum and polyurethane are one of the ways these shocks are designed to repay you with many years of uncompromised service. To prevent contaminants from entering shock absorber internals, each rod guide employs a dual seal which cleans the shaft before it reaches the main seal. 100 hours of salt spray testing is used at the factory to confirm the level of protection you’ll get is second to none.

    Founded in Santa Fe Springs, California in the late 1960s during the height of the original muscle car boom, Hotchkis Sport Suspension got its start building products that blessed GM, Mopar, and Ford performance cars with new abilities to corner and handle with stability at racetrack speeds. As the company’s reputation for building quality products grew, Hotchkis components soon found their way onto all kinds of vehicles that were not made to go fast in any way, shape, or form. It didn’t take long before station wagons, convertibles, and pickup trucks were wheeling around tracks all over southern California with the tenacity of sports cars. After decades of developing suspension-enhancing products that have led to victories in championship racing events, slalom track competitions, and street challenges, Hotchkis has refined and perfected their manufacturing techniques to become the internationally respected company they are today. In 2013, Hotchkis opened a second facility in North Carolina which allows them to perform R&D on multiple platforms simultaneously, fabricate products for a greater number of racing applications, and offer suspension installation services. CARiD is proud to offer the best values you’ll find on a full range of Hotchkis sport coil springs that lower your vehicle’s center of gravity to add resposiveness, tubular sway bars that optimize chassis balance, control, and stability, rear suspension packages that dramatically improve traction during launch and cornering, and much more.

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    Return Policy:

    We want you to be completely satisfied with your Hotchkis Performance product. In case you’re not, you can exchange or return it within 30 days of the purchase date. You will be assigned a Returned Goods Authorization Number (RGA). The package you return must show the RGA on the outside of the package, include the original invoice and be shipped prepaid to our facility. The part has to be in its original packaging materials and be in a sellable condition. For parts presenting signs of use, only warranty claims will be accepted. Exchanges or refunds can be made after 30 days with a 20% restocking charge.

    Warranty Claim:

    Hotchkis Performance warrants its products against materials and workmanship failure for the term of 36 months (3 year) from the date of purchase and only up to the amount paid. If the product is determined to be defective, Hotchkis Performance will repair, replace or refund its value at Hotchkis Performance’s discretion. Any repaired or replaced product will be returned to the sender freight prepaid.

    How to File a Warranty Claim:

    The answer to ALL the following questions should be YES before contacting our Customer Service Department.

    • Is the part appropriate to your application?
    • Did you carefully and thoroughly read the instructions provided along with the part?
    • Do you have the proof of purchase?
    • Are you the original purchaser?
    • Is the part unmodified and clean?
    • Is the return date within 36 months from the purchase date?
    • Is the reason for return a legitimate product defect?

    If the answer to all these questions is YES, please contact our Customer Service Department at (562) 907-7757. You will be given a Returned Goods Authorization Number (RGA) valid for 60 days. You will also be asked to ship the part prepaid to our facility. All shipments MUST be prepaid, include the original invoice and show the RGA on the outside of the package, otherwise it will be refused. Please include a brief explanation letter in order to expedite the warranty analysis process.

    What doesn’t this Warranty Cover?

    The costs not covered by this warranty include but are not limited to:

    • Removal, installation, shipment and insurance costs.
    • Improper installation or maintenance.
    • Misuse or abuse, negligence, off-road and/or racing applications.
    • Damage to related components.
    • Normal wear and tear.
    • Costs incurred due to down time of vehicle.
    • Alterations on the original design or unauthorized repairs.

    Items offered but not manufactured by Hotchkis Performance are warranted according to the manufacturers terms and are not the responsibility of Hotchkis Performance.All warranties implied by law are limited in duration of this warranty. You have specific rights that may vary from state to state

    Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
    Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

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