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Old 08-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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Monroe Max-Air Shock Absorbers

Read about this in a mag and looked up online...interesting.

Anyone actually use these and how well do they work? Can they be used in conjunction with other suspension enhancement products?
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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My only opinion of any air shock is too watch how much air you put in them. Most shock mounts were not designed to carry vehicle loads and I have seen mounts ripped off from people running near max air pressures.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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My only opinion of any air shock is too watch how much air you put in them. Most shock mounts were not designed to carry vehicle loads and I have seen mounts ripped off from people running near max air pressures.
Very true, for RV use another form of upgrade. Youroo!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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My only opinion of any air shock is too watch how much air you put in them. Most shock mounts were not designed to carry vehicle loads and I have seen mounts ripped off from people running near max air pressures.
The only experience I've had is with a 72 El Camino and an 81 El Camino and put Gabriel Hijackers on both. With slide in campers on both trucks, I ran 150#-180# in the shocks and put over 40,000 miles on the 72 and over 100,000 on the 81 and never had any shock bracket problems. I like the AirLift Airbags much better having installed them and an onboard compressor on my 95, 2000 & 2005 1500 Silverados. Same airbags & compressor on all 3 trucks.
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Good question. I note that my Silverado's front end is raised when I am hooked up to 2013 Windjammer 3008W. This could affect steering if too high. A friend suggested air shocks, what are the other solutions? Load? Springs? Hitch adjustment?
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Good question. I note that my Silverado's front end is raised when I am hooked up to 2013 Windjammer 3008W. This could affect steering if too high. A friend suggested air shocks, what are the other solutions? Load? Springs? Hitch adjustment?
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Good question. I note that my Silverado's front end is raised when I am hooked up to 2013 Windjammer 3008W. This could affect steering if too high. A friend suggested air shocks, what are the other solutions? Load? Springs? Hitch adjustment?
I'd be checking the hitch set-up. If the front end is raised, you probably don't have enough tension on the spring bars. The installation instructions are available on-line for any manufacturer. The instructions usually say to adjust the W/D such that the front ride height is not changed.

Air bags may help to minimze some of the bounce on rough roads, but won't distribute tongue weight to the front axle.

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I'd be checking the hitch set-up. If the front end is raised, you probably don't have enough tension on the spring bars. The installation instructions are available on-line for any manufacturer. The instructions usually say to adjust the W/D such that the front ride height is not changed.

Air bags may help to minimze some of the bounce on rough roads, but won't distribute tongue weight to the front axle.

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Agree the hitch/spring bars need adjusting to level the truck. Air bags for the occasional loads and smooth out the ride on the highway
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