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Dodge Ram 1500 Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

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$34.89 List Price $41.17 Save $6.28 Availability: In Stock
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REPLACEMENT SHOCK ABSORBER

Our REPLACEMENT shock absorber is manufactured from high quality materials and are built to match OE specifications at very affordable price. Get rid of your worn damper and restore your vehicle's steering precision and handling characteristics with this product. Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides maximum safety and stability
  • Greatly improves passenger comfort in all road conditions
  • SKU#: REPC280312
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Fit Note: 4WD, Extended Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, Extended Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, RWD, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2009-2010 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | TRX
  • 2006-2010 | 8 Cyl 4.7L | TRX4
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KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G SHOCK ABSORBER

This highly efficient Shock Absorber is an OE equivalents manufactured to recapture control and handling precisions to your vehicle. Sintered-iron pistons, guide rods and hard-chrome piston rods heighten this component's durability and longevity. With high pressure gas charge and dual tube designs, this KYB GR-2/Excel-G Shock Absorber underwent patented valve-checking and thorough OE-specific procedures to ensure minimal foaming and attain OE-like fitment that withstand rough driving circumstances.

Disclaimer: KYB now manufactures Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts to replace the Silver GR-2 series. Due to availability reason, there may be a possibility of you ordering the silver but receiving the black version or vice versa. Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts do not vary from those of their Silver GR-2 counterparts in terms of performance and quality.

  • SKU#: KY344385
  • Brand: KYB
  • Fit Note: 4WD, Except Mega Cab, 4WD, RWD, Except Mega Cab, RWD
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Silver/Black (Depends on the availability; See Product Info)
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2009-2010 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | TRX
  • 2006-2010 | 8 Cyl 4.7L | TRX4
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MONROE LOADED QUICK-STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Innovatively, these Monroe Loaded Quick-Strut Assemblies are completed using Twin Technology Active Control System that wields Impact Control Valve base assemblies inside that makes sure your vehicles are able to come through under all driving circumstances, while the patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) reduces noise due to impact, rattles and severity. Rendering position-sensitive damping which serves to provide precisely tuned control profiles, these units are also capable of sensing road impacts within 12 milliseconds to instantly dampen when necessary. Monroe Quick-Struts are OE loaded strut that are already inclusive of components essential for easy and fully-assembled installations. These replacements go best for popular passenger cars, light trucks and SUV applications.

Item Details:

  • 14.75 in. body length
  • 6.31 in. travel length
  • 15.25 in. compressed length
  • 21.56 in. extended length
  • Includes strut mount bearing plate, upper and lower isolators, strut, coil spring, and upper spring seat

  • SKU#: TS171111
  • Brand: Monroe
  • Fit Note: Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, Strut With Coil Spring Ready To Install, Twin-tube, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, Strut with coil spring ready to install, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, Twin-tube, Strut with coil spring, ready to install, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, Strut With Coil Spring Ready To Install, Twin-tube, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, Strut with coil spring ready to install, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, Twin-tube, Strut with coil spring, ready to install
  • Type: Loaded strut
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2008 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | SXT
  • 2007-2008 | 8 Cyl 4.7L | SLT
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RANCHO RS5000 SHOCK ABSORBER

Experience exceptional performance and comfort when you install Rancho's rebuildable RS5000 Shock Absorbers. These light truck shocks exhibit an expanded tube design and valving technology. The expanded tube design allows for cooler operating temperatures. While the 10-stage velocity sensitive valving allows the shock to self-adjust as speed and road conditions change. The combination of these features delivers the comfortable highway ride and superb off-road performance you need.

Features and Benefits:

  • 0.63 in. diameter chrome piston rod
  • Ten-stage velocity sensitive valving for rugged performance on and off the road
  • Expanded design provides more fluid capacity for lower operating temperatures
  • Internal rebound bumper and red dust boot to protect the piston rod from contaminants

  • SKU#: R38RS5274
  • Brand: Rancho
  • Fit Note: 4WD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, RWD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, With 0 in. Lift/Drop
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2008 | All Engines | SXT
  • 2003-2008 | All Engines | Laramie, SLT, ST
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"The shocks were easy to install and they work great" posted by: TCN on January 8, 2015

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GABRIEL PRO GUARD SHOCK ABSORBERS

These Gabriel Pro Guard Shock Absorbers offer their 1 3/8-in. bore piston construction for superior durability and large reservoir tube to give greater cooling for extended shock life. Made for excellent comfort and control in varying road conditions, these meet the demands of today"s light trucks, vans, and SUVs. Advance corrosion resistance is also offered to these dampers as these provide super-finished chromed piston rod for improved sealing properties.

Features and Benefits:

  • Piston seal to lessen oil by-pass for utmost shock control and performance
  • SKU#: GAB61600
  • Brand: Gabriel
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 1997-2001 | All Engines | Laramie, ST, Sport, WS
  • 1994-1996 | All Engines | Base
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Bilstein Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly
  • SKU#: W0133-1916536
  • Brand: Bilstein
  • Fit Note: 0-1.0 in. Lifted Suspension, 4WD, 0-1.0 in. Lifted Suspension, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 0-1.0 in. Lifted Suspension, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 0-1.0 in. Lifted Suspension
 
Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2008 | All Engines | SXT
  • 2002-2008 | All Engines | SLT
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PRO COMP - ES1000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

ES1000 twin-tube hydraulic shock absorbers by Pro Comp offer give you 10-stage velocity-sensitive valving, chrome hardened piston rod and more, all wrapped up in a value-based price. Pro Comp was built on the premise of developing the best value-based suspension systems and accessories possible for off-road enthusiasts, and is highly regarded as a leading aftermarket manufacturer.

  • 10-stage velocity sensitive valving
  • Multi-lip/spring-tensioned rod seal keeps high temperature shock fluid contained
  • Value-based replacement performance shock
  • Twin-tube hydraulic construction
  • Made for trucks, SUVs and Jeeps
  • Includes poly-vinyl shock boot
  • Quick installation
  • SKU#: E37125543
  • Brand: Pro Comp
  • Fit Note: 4WD
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Notes: Includes bushing(s) and black shock boot
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 1997-2001 | 8 Cyl 5.9L | Laramie, ST, Sport
  • 1994-1996 | 8 Cyl 5.9L | Base
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BELLTECH – NITRO DROP 2 SHOCK ABSORBERS

Belltech’s high-pressure nitro gas-powered shock absorbers offer a twin tube design with a metal dust boot, Teflon coated bushings and piston seals to eliminate metal-to-metal contact for superior handling and performance. Belltech, world-renowned for its pioneer status in the custom truck world, designs and manufactures innovative lowering technologies to serve automotive enthusiasts and customizers.

  • High-pressure, nitrogen gas-powered shock absorber
  • Utilizes ‘cavitation-free’ technology to promote proper aeration
  • Dramatically affects stability and performance
  • Covered twin tube design with metal dust boot, coated bushings and piston seals
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
  • Direct fit
  • Sold separately
  • SKU#: B268000
  • Brand: Belltech
  • Fit Note: 67.4 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 67.4 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 67.4 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 67.4 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 75.9 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 75.9 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 76.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 76.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 76.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 76.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 76.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 78.0 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 78.0 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 96.0 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 96.0 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 96.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 96.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 96.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 97.9 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 97.9 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 98.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering, 98.3 in. Bed, Fleetside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, Fits Vehicles with 2-5 in. Front Lowering
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2009-2010 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | TRX
  • 2006-2010 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | Sport
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SKYJACKER – NITRO 8000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

Nitro 8000 shock absorbers by Skyjacker are the highest quality and most reliable shock upgrade or replacement for serious off-road vehicles that money can buy, utilizing only the best quality materials and the highest production standards in the industry. Skyjacker, built on the principal of developing the best suspension systems and lift kits in the world, is the preeminent aftermarket manufacturer of suspension components that allow truck owners to get off the streets and into the great outdoors with confidence.

  • Direct fit by year, make and model of vehicle
  • Red shock boots and polyurethane bushings included
  • Designed specifically for large, hardcore off-road vehicles
  • Takes the edge off vehicle’s harshness and offers more pleasant ride experience
  • Benefits include twin tube design, multi-stage valving
  • Utilize pressurized nitrogen gas (150 PSI)
  • SKU#: S97N8017
  • Brand: Skyjacker
  • Fit Note: 27.07 in. Extended, 15.94 in. Collapsed, With 0 - 1 in. Lift, 4WD, 27.07 in. Extended, 15.94 in. Collapsed, With 0 - 1 in. Lift, 4WD, 27.07 in. Extended, 15.94 in. Collapsed, With 0 - 2 in. Lift, 4WD, 27.07 in. Extended, 15.94 in. Collapsed, With 1 - 5 in. Lift, RWD, 27.07 in. Extended, 15.94 in. Collapsed, With 0 - 1 in. Lift
  • Type: Standard
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2009-2010 | All Engines | TRX4, TRX
  • 2002-2010 | All Engines | SLT
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"easy install/ a exact fit. no problems. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" posted by: on October 8, 2012

$48.65 List Price $57.41 Save $8.76 Availability: In Stock
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AC DELCO HEAVY DUTY SHOCK ABSORBERS

AC Delco Heavy Duty Shocks feature precision-constructed larger bodies that allow more room for fluid capacity and cooler running. Exceptional stability gain is due to their extra-large 1 5/8" piston diameter while their bonded iron pistons and compression heads guarantee robust quality and longevity. These shocks are bound for heavy-duty purposes – available for some GM-light-duty trucks and van applications. Plus, their arc-welded end mounts make them highly resistant to damage.

  • SKU#: AC52521
  • Brand: AC Delco
  • Fit Note: Truck
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2005 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | Hemi Sport, Rumble Bee
  • 2004-2005 | 10 Cyl 8.3L | SRT-10
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SACHS Shock Absorber

The SACHS twin tube design shock absorber is an OE-equivalent replacement that is engineered to restore the vehicle’s original ride quality

  • OE-equivalent.
  • Direct fit application for ease of installation.
  • Supplied with required bushings and hardware.
  • Twin tube design.
  • Restores the original driving performance.
The Sachs shock absorber maintains the quality original equipment drivability, comfort and durability.

Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.


  • SKU#: W0133-1625197
  • Brand: Sachs
  • Fit Note: Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Extended Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
 
Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2006-2007 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | Sport
  • 2003-2007 | 8 Cyl 5.7L | Laramie, SLT, ST
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TOKICO TREKMASTER SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Tokico Trekmaster Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies are constructed with a latest technology to address the problems of improper damping control on trucks and SUVs. These twin-tube dampers have rod guide and piston seal design that reduces mechanical drag by up to 65 percent. These also have multi-stage variable-aperture piston valve system accompanied by a new base valve design to give a dual blow-off compression cycle.

  • SKU#: T38GE3660D
  • Brand: Tokico
  • Fit Note: 1/2 Ton, Chassis Cab w/ Solid Front Axle
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Green
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2000-2001 | 6 Cyl 3.9L | WS
  • 1997-2001 | 8 Cyl 5.9L | Laramie, ST, Sport
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ROUGH COUNTRY NITRO 9000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

Using revolutionized 10-stage variable valving technology, Rough Country Nitro 9000 Shock Absorbers give smooth ride and control even in rough road conditions. These twin-tube shocks are made with chrome-hardened piston rod and velocity sensitive valving that adjust without turning any knobs or switch. These include spring loaded piston rod seal and polyurethane bushings that ensure longevity and functionality.

Item Details:

  • 1.38 in. piston diameter
  • SKU#: ROU9190
  • Brand: Rough Country
  • Fit Note: Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, 0 To 1 in. Lift, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, 0 To 1 in. Lift
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2005 | All Engines | Hemi Sport, Rumble Bee
  • 2004-2005 | All Engines | SRT-10
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DJM Suspension Calmax SuperShox Shock Absorbers

Looking for the perfect shock for your vehicle’s lowered suspension? These twin-tube designed, gas charged shocks provide the ideal shock travel for lowered vehicles. Each shock features the correct length and valving to match lowering springs, spindles, control arms, shackles and hangers. Stronger and more durable construction prevents bending under extreme conditions.

  • Specifically designed for trucks with lowered suspension
  • Improves handling and cornering
  • Stronger and more durable than most other lowered shocks—prevents bending under extreme conditions
  • Largest diameter shaft of any lowered shock—a full 0.625 in.
  • SKU#: DJM1900
  • Brand: DJM Suspension
  • Fit Note: 6.0 in. Drop, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, 6.0 in. Drop, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, 6.0 in. Drop, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 1997-2000 | 8 Cyl 5.9L | Laramie, ST, Sport
  • 1994-1996 | 8 Cyl 5.9L | Base
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FABTECH PERFORMANCE SHOCK ABSORBERS

Fabtech Performance Shock Absorbers are dual-positioned, twin-tube hydraulic dampeners with high velocity 9-stage valving that are capable of controlling the vehicle movement. Its closed cell insert lessens shock fade at high speed and include hardened chrome piston rod with OD piston and polyurethane bushings.

Item Details:

  • 2.38 in. body diameter
  • 1 in. ID eye ring-and-bushing upper and lower mount style
  • 1.38 in. OD piston and a 0.56 in. hardened chrome piston rod
  • SKU#: F37FTS7333
  • Brand: Fabtech
  • Fit Note: 4WD, With 6 in. Lift, RWD, With 6 in. Lift, With 6 in. Lift
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Dodge Ram 1500 Years:
  • 2007-2010 | All Engines | TRX4
  • 2002-2010 | All Engines | SLT
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The Dodge Ram 1500 is engineered to move heaven and earth, so it needs a high-quality, well-performing shock absorber and strut assembly to provide it with better handling, especially when negotiating with the harshest of terrains. Made up of various components, this assembly ensures a more comfortable travel by absorbing the up-and-down movements of the springs every time your truck hits a road bump. Without a working Dodge Ram 1500 shock and strut assembly, the vehicle will bounce excessively, making you feel uncomfortable. This will also cause premature wearing out of steering, suspension, and other vehicle components. So as soon as you notice signs of bad struts, have them checked right away and don't think twice in getting a replacement if there's a need for it.

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  • After replacing the struts, does the Dodge Ram 1500 need to be aligned?
    Answer: Yes, it is advisable to do alignments every time replacement struts are installed, but there are exceptions to this. If the automaker didn't provide alignment provisions, or if the alignment angles are not affected by the strut replacement, there's no need for this. Among the applications and cases that do not need alignment are double wishbone, several modified struts, as well as suspension systems that make use of shock absorbers.
  • Are cupped wear pattern on the wheels caused by a worn-out Dodge Ram 1500 shock absorber and strut assembly?
    Answer: Yes, it can be caused by worn-out shocks or struts as well as damaged or worn steering and suspension components. Worn suspension parts, like control arm bushings, ball joints, and wheel bearings, result in irregular cupping patterns. Worn-out shocks or struts, on the other hand, cause a recurring cupping pattern. Other factors that may affect uneven wearing out of tires are the vehicle's alignment settings, the driver's driving habits, and tire pressure settings.
  • How can a Dodge Ram owner determine a bad strut assembly without raising the vehicle with hydraulic jacks?
    Answer: With the A/C system and stereo off, the Dodge Ram 1500 should be driven on a terrain with small dips, pot holes, or speed bumps. While slowly passing on a road obstacle, the driver should take note of excessive bounce in the truck's front or rear wheels. Too much bouncing is a sign of bad struts. It is also important to listen to the struts when going over the obstacles. If unusual noises like knocking, grinding, and scraping are heard, that means the struts have already seen better days and are now in need of replacements. While some replacement Dodge Ram 1500 shock absorber and strut assemblies are sold individually, it is wise to replace the struts in pair to avoid problems with the vehicle's handling.