As your vehicle rolls down the road, the springs absorb the bumps and road irregularities. Shocks and struts dampen spring movement so the wheels and tires don’t move up and down too rapidly, and prevent the springs from continuing to oscillate after bumps. Without shocks and struts your tires would bounce, so you would not only have a harsh ride, but little vehicle control, since tires in the air can’t help your vehicle accelerate, brake or turn.

Featured Products

  • Monroe® Quick-Strut™ Complete Strut Assemblies
    (45 reviews)
    # sp4352
    Quick-Strut™ Complete Strut Assemblies by Monroe®. This innovative replacement strut comes complete and ready to install. All of the most common wear parts are included so you’ll not only save installation time, your...
    $18.97 - $207.16
  • KYB® Gas-a-Just™ Series Shocks and Struts
    (7 reviews)
    # sp4317
    Gas-a-Just™ Series Shocks and Struts by KYB®. Go with Gas-a-Just shocks and struts and experience greater stability, handling, and control over twin-tube designs. Whether your vehicle is originally equipped with a monotube or...
    $26.66 - $121.85
  • Gabriel® ReadyMount™ Fully Loaded Strut Assembly
    (2 reviews)
    # sp13063
    ReadyMount™ Fully Loaded Strut Assembly by Gabriel®. As a structural sub-system in the suspension/steering system of the vehicle, the strut module assembly requires the highest level of quality and performance to ensure vehicle...
    $58.86 - $198.38
  • ACDelco® Advantage™ Gas Charged Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10237
    Advantage™ Gas Charged Shock Absorber by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    $19.64 - $59.41
  • SenSen® Speedy Strut™ Complete Strut Assembly
    (4 reviews)
    # sp9980
    Speedy Strut™ Complete Strut Assembly by SenSen®. To restore your vehicle's factory ride height and handling, go for this ready-to-install SpeedyStrut assembly. All components, including OE grade coil springs, strut mounts with...
    $68.23 - $144.89
  • Gabriel® Ultra™ Premium Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13066
    Ultra™ Premium Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. Gabriel® Ultra™ shocks and struts for today’s vehicles are in a class of their own. Ultras are precision engineered with exclusive G-Force™ Technology for quicker response, longer...
    $17.48 - $149.19
  • Monroe® Econo-Matic™ Complete Strut Assemblies
    (7 reviews)
    # sp4351
    Econo-Matic™ Complete Strut Assemblies by Monroe®. This ready-to-install complete strut assembly includes everything needed for strut replacement in an affordable, fully-assembled unit. You save time because spring compression is...
    $62.40 - $135.40
  • SenSen® Shocks and Struts
    (2 reviews)
    # sp9979
    Shocks and Struts by SenSen®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by SenSen features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet or...
    $16.80 - $69.89
  • Monroe® Specialty™ Shocks and Struts
    (2 reviews)
    # sp4364
    Specialty™ Shock by Monroe®. These shock absorbers are designed to restore factory ride height and ride quality on vehicles equipped with electronic or factory air suspensions. All Specialty Shocks by Monroe are direct...
    $79.12 - $328.84
  • FCS® Complete Strut Assembly
    (16 reviews)
    # sp9138
    Complete Strut Assembly by FCS®. The FCS complete strut assembly is engineered to restore a vehicle's original ride, handling and control. The unit is manufactured to meet and exceed OE quality while providing a precise fit. The...
    $30.17 - $156.26
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Air Lift Shocks and Struts
    (1 reviews)
    # sp10244
    GM Original Equipment™ Air Lift Shocks and Struts by ACDelco®. ACDelco Air Lift Shocks are designed to help provide better handling for temporary situations, such as when a vehicle hauls a heavy load or tows a trailer. ACDelco...
    $7.42 - $614.72
  • Monroe® OESpectrum™ Shocks and Struts
    (33 reviews)
    # sp4363
    OESpectrum™ Struts by Monroe®. These shocks and struts are engineered for foreign nameplate vehicles to enhance the performance of their suspension systems. Monroe OESpectrum shocks utilize OE valving technologies like the Twin...
    $18.55 - $363.07
  • KYB® Excel-G™ Series Shocks and Struts
    (22 reviews)
    # sp4315
    Excel-G™ Series Shocks and Struts by KYB®. Restore your vehicle's original performance for normal driving conditions with the Excel-G twin-tube gas hydraulic shocks and struts that offer additional damping force to compensate for...
    $21.62 - $178.63
  • KYB® Strut-Plus™ Complete Strut Assemblies
    (9 reviews)
    # sp4321
    Strut-Plus™ Complete Strut Assemblies by KYB®. Restore your vehicle's original ride, handling, and control capabilities with this ready-to-install assembly that doesn't require a spring compressor. All components, including the...
    $54.65 - $175.35
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Premium Gas Charged Complete Strut Assembly
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10254
    Professional™ Premium Gas Charged Complete Strut Assembly by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
    $143.03 - $145.73
  • Bilstein® B4 Series Replacement Shocks and Struts
    (3 reviews)
    # sp4266
    B4 Series Replacement Shocks and Struts by Bilstein®. BILSTEIN has a legendary reputation for providing original equipment components to many of the world’s finest vehicle manufacturers. The BILSTEIN B4 Series provides the same...
    $31.36 - $538.59
  • Gabriel® Guardian™ Nitrogen Gas Charged Shock Absorber
    (2 reviews)
    # sp13050
    Guardian™ Nitrogen Gas Charged Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. Whether it’s a casual cruise over paved asphalt or a long drive on a rugged country road, Gabriel® Guardian™ shocks provide high-quality comfort and stable...
    $13.46 - $18.88
  • Auto 7® Strut Assembly
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4770
    Strut Assembly by Auto 7®. If your vehicle doesn't seem to ride like it used to, your car's suspension system may need repair. Symptoms include incorrect ride height, bouncing over bumps, and noise. Auto 7 has the quality parts to...
    $26.38 - $66.69
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Shocks and Struts
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10245
    GM Original Equipment™ Shocks and Struts by ACDelco®. Keep that great GM ride and handling with GM Original Equipment Shocks and Struts. Built to match your factory-original parts in fit, form and function, GM OE Shocks and...
    $34.09 - $633.14
  • Gabriel® Load Carrier™ Spring Assist Shocks
    (1 reviews)
    # sp13059
    Load Carrier™ Spring Assist Shocks by Gabriel®. The Spring Assist (Load Carrier™) by Gabriel® is the perfect combination of shock and spring technology to help reduce the loss of ride height in ongoing loaded conditions. The...
    $75.14
  • KYB® SR Series Shocks and Struts
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4319
    SR Series Shocks and Struts by KYB®. When replacing struts, it's also a great idea to replace strut mounts too. They optimize suspension performance by providing a smooth steering response and reduce vibration and road noise. Each...
    $70.00 - $314.82
  • Gabriel® Classic™ Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13048
    Classic™ Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. Whether your ride is from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s – or a limited registration – you can restore the handling and stability of your vehicle with the high-quality Gabriel®...
    $17.48 - $28.21
  • Sachs® Shock & Strut
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1762
    Shock and Strut by Sachs®. Sachs shock absorbers distinguish themselves through original equipment quality and innovative technology. They provide performance and dynamics, ensuring perfect road grip and cornering behavior, no...
    $30.58 - $236.85
  • Gabriel® MaxControl™ Premium Monotube Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13061
    MaxControl™ Premium Monotube Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. On paper or pavement, you won’t find a more comfortable shock than the Gabriel® MaxControl™ v2.0. Equipped with best-in-class technology, MaxControl monotube shock is...
    $35.76 - $87.75
  • Auto 7® Shock
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4762
    Shock by Auto 7®. If your vehicle doesn't seem to ride like it used to, your car's suspension system may need repair. Symptoms include incorrect ride height, bouncing over bumps, and noise. Auto 7 has the quality parts to repair...
    $15.21 - $45.77
  • Gabriel® LTV™ Commercial Duty Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13060
    LTV™ Commercial Duty Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. Not all light trucks and vans are driven equally. Service professionals have vastly different needs for their vehicles, especially their suspensions. So Gabriel® LTV™ shocks are...
    $31.04 - $46.95
  • FCS® Bare Shocks and Struts
    (0 reviews)
    # sp9137
    Bare Shocks and Struts by FCS®. FCS bare shocks and struts are engineered to restore your vehicle's handling and control. Monotube shock absorbers are also ideal as an upgrade from OE twin-tubes. Twin-tube shocks, struts, and...
    $18.91 - $103.65
  • Gabriel® HiJackers™ Air Adjustable Shock Absorbers
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13052
    HiJackers™ Air Adjustable Shock Absorbers by Gabriel®. Gabriel HiJackers™ are the original air-adjustable shocks, providing customizable performance and support that can be adjusted and readjusted to handle temporary towing or...
    $52.25 - $73.16
  • Genuine® Shock & Strut
    (1 reviews)
    # sp1761
    Shock & Strut by Genuine®. Does your luxury car ride like an old buckboard wagon? Is your pickup still bouncing long after the bump? If so your suspension is in need of repair, but before you waste your time and gas running out to...
    $46.71 - $1,777.89
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Shocks and Struts
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10259
    Professional™ Shocks and Struts by ACDelco®. ACDelco Professional Premium Gas-Charged Shocks offer the superior ride of a Premium Gas-Charged Shock with patented RoadResponse™ technology. Custom-tuned gas charge for optimized...
    $8.76 - $143.46
  • Gabriel® ProGuard™ Shock Absorber
    (1 reviews)
    # sp13062
    ProGuard™ Shock Absorber by Gabriel®. You can’t always anticipate what the road throws at you. That’s why Gabriel® ProGuard™ shocks are engineered for superior comfort and control, regardless of how tough the road...
    $15.61 - $23.61
  • Omix-Ada® Shock Absorber
    (0 reviews)
    # sp1424
    Shock Absorber by Omix-Ada®. Shock absorbers dampen the oscillation of the suspension springs that occurs when the springs deflect in response to a bump or hole in the road. Without them the vehicle would just bounce up and down as...
    $13.65 - $79.53
  • Bilstein® B1 Series Replacement Shock and Strut Components
    (0 reviews)
    # sp4268
    B1 Series Replacement Shock and Strut Components by Bilstein®. Any shock absorber is only as good as the equipment around it. So when you’re replacing shock absorbers, make sure you have the right service parts. Replacing bump...
    $19.92 - $88.14
  • KYB® Shock Mount Components
    (4 reviews)
    # sp4318
    Shock Mount Components by KYB®. When replacing struts, it's also a great idea to replace strut mounts too. They optimize suspension performance by providing a smooth steering response and reduce vibration and road noise. Each mount...
    $5.84 - $77.41
  • Mevotech® Shock and Strut Mount Components
    (3 reviews)
    # sp4605
    Shock and Strut Mount Components by Mevotech®. Don’t just repair or replace worn components – bolster them with Mevotech parts. Put through rigorous testing that goes above and beyond the industry standards, Mevotech...
    $5.88 - $98.14
  • KYB® Strut Bellows
    (3 reviews)
    # sp4320
    Strut Bellows by KYB®. These bellows provide effective protection from dirt and moisture by covering the entire piston rod of KYB struts. The bellows are made of resilient accordion-pleat rubber and include a new polyfoam...
    $11.25 - $21.20
  • Rein® Shock Bumper
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5861
    Shock Bumper by Rein®. Does your luxury car ride like an old buckboard wagon? Is your pickup still bouncing long after the bump? If so your suspension is in need of repair, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $5.84 - $28.89
  • Westar® Strut Mount Component
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5305
    Strut Mount Component by Westar®. Westar is a widely recognized manufacturer and exporter of rubber to metal bonded parts for all types of trucks and automobiles. Every single product goes through countless quality check, producing...
    $9.69 - $98.38
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Strut Bellow
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10263
    Professional™ Strut Bellow by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    $16.79
  • Rein® Shock and Strut Mount Components
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5859
    Shock and Strut Mount Components by Rein®. Does your luxury car ride like an old buckboard wagon? Is your pickup still bouncing long after the bump? If so your suspension is in need of repair, but before you waste your time and gas...
    $7.48 - $86.73
  • ACDelco® Professional™ Shock and Strut Mount
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10265
    Professional™Shock and Strut Mount by ACDelco®. ACDelco Strut Mounts and Cushions are made of high-quality materials for long life. They help improve strut assembly operation by increasing damping and restoring smooth steering...
    $8.63 - $65.15
  • Rein® Shock Boot
    (0 reviews)
    # sp5860
    Shock Boot by Rein®. Does your luxury car ride like an old buckboard wagon? Is your pickup still bouncing long after the bump? If so your suspension is in need of repair, but before you waste your time and gas running out to the...
    $14.25
  • ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Strut Mounting Kit
    (0 reviews)
    # sp10246
    GM Original Equipment™ Strut Mounting Kit by ACDelco®. Keep that great GM ride and handling with GM Original Equipment Shocks and Struts. Built to match your factory-original parts in fit, form and function, GM OE Shocks and...
    $4.68 - $65.72
  • Dorman® Shock Mounts
    (0 reviews)
    # sp6819
    Shock Mounts by Dorman®. Dorman’s Shock Mounts are engineered to last. We use high-grade aluminum or steel and a high-strength, powder-coated finish to prevent rust and corrosion. Plus, this part provides cost-cutting...
    $7.33 - $157.57
  • Gabriel® Strut Mount
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13065
    Strut Mount by Gabriel®. Highly durable and built to meet or exceed OEM / OES requirements, the Gabriel Strut Mount™ is second-to-none in the aftermarket when it comes to quality. Ensures proper fit with Gabriel Ultra™ Strut.
    $5.40 - $74.04
  • Gabriel® Strut Cushion
    (0 reviews)
    # sp13064
    Strut Cushion by Gabriel®. The Gabriel Strut Cushion provides piston rod protection and prevents strut damage by bottoming out. The attached racing-style bellows dust shield seals out dirt and moisture, providing longer-lasting...
    $11.59 - $16.26


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Both shocks and struts control spring movement to keep your tires on the ground and you in control, but where that is a shock’s sole function, a strut is part of an assembly that includes the coil spring and upper strut mount, forming a structural suspension member. Struts make economical use of space by taking the place of separate shocks, springs and control arms. They support the weight of the vehicle, and front struts provide the pivot point for steering.

Shocks and struts have piston rods attached to pistons that move up and down inside hydraulic fluid filled cylinders. The pistons ride against the walls of the cylinder so the hydraulic fluid has to flow through small fluid passages and valves to allow piston movement. As you would expect, the fluid can’t move very quickly through these small orifices, so piston and rod movement is slowed. This in turn slows and dampens the movement of the springs and suspension. Most modern shocks include nitrogen gas, which prevents fluid aeration and shock fade.

Fluid leaking and worn bushings are obvious reasons for replacement, but most shocks and struts will gradually deteriorate internally without exhibiting any external signs. When you consider that a shock metering valve can flex several thousand times in just a few miles, it’s easy to see how such parts can be completely fatigued at 50,000 miles. Judging shock or strut integrity by vehicle performance is a more accurate barometer. If your vehicle rides harshly, the nose dives when braking, the body rolls excessively in corners, the suspension bottoms out, or your tires are cupping, you need new shocks or struts.

We offer shocks and struts engineered to deliver original equipment quality ride and handling, so your car or truck will have the level of suspension performance it had when it was new. But if you’re looking for more performance, we can also offer you upgraded shocks and struts for a firmer ride and more responsive handling. If you’re replacing struts you should definitely consider our complete strut assemblies. These come with a new coil spring and upper strut mount already installed. You save time, there’s no need for a special spring compressor, and all of the usual wear parts are replaced for a thorough repair.

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  • Auto Repair Parts
    Shock absorbers (also known as "shocks") are the suspension components which slow, then stop, the up-and-down bouncing movement of your vehicle's springs through a process known as dampening. Without shocks to calm things down, springs will continue to extend and release energy they absorb from bumps in the road at an uncontrolled rate - bouncing for a long time until their kinetic energy finally dissipates. Needless to say, this would produce an extremely bouncy ride that would be hard to control over uneven road surfaces.
  • Auto Repair Parts
    Very often we don't even realize what a crucial role a car's suspension plays in providing a safe and comfortable ride. The system maximizes the friction between the road surface and your vehicle's tires, ensuring steering stability along with responsive handling.
  • Auto Repair Parts
    Shock absorbers, also known simply as “shocks” (which is what we will call them for the rest of this article), are the suspension components which stop your car or truck from bouncing up and down after hitting a bump. They are a major contributor to your ride comfort and safety.
  • Auto Repair Parts
    The very first thing to know about timely suspension system diagnosis is that the stability and steering control of your vehicle and, what is more important, your safety on the road depends on how often you make it. Automotive suspension belongs to one of those car systems that are constantly exposed to high loads and thus are prone to wear and tear. Most specialists recommend inspecting suspension system after every 6,500-7,500 miles or when there are any signs of its breakage.

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4.8 of 5
Great Product
The product itself was get they fit up exactly like the factory shocks. I have a 4 inch drop in the rear on my truck and these shocks work fantastic. The only problem I had was that the picture on the box was different than the actual shocks and the instructions were for a different type of belly each shock.
APosted by Andrew (Sulphur, LA) /
2008 Dodge Ram
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