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At Shock Surplus everything we sell is brand-new, in the box, and covered with a manufacturer’s warranty. We want you to have the smoothest shopping experience possible and that all starts with a quality product.

Shock Buying Guides

We have carefully crafted educational shopping guides loaded with our vehicle-specific recommendations and organized by intended vehicle use. Contact Us if you don’t see your vehicle or have additional questions.

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Shocks 101

Understanding your vehicle’s suspension system can be pretty confusing. With our Shocks 101 Articles, we’re committed to helping you understand it all in order to make the most informed decisions when outfitting your ride.

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cheap shocks vs premium shocks

Cheap Shocks Cost More Than Expensive Shocks

When thinking about upgrading your suspension or replacing your shocks or struts, look beyond the sticker price of the products you’re considering. There’s a difference beyond the sticker price on cheap shocks, OEM replacement, and higher end off-road or performance shocks. The longevity of shocks, which are your primary defense against everything the road throws at your vehicle, makes a huge difference in maintenance cost over the life of your car or truck.

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How much will it cost?

We're in the age of something for everyone, for all budgets and vehicle uses. Sometimes you need a budget level shock to hold you over for the season because you accidentally blew a pair on your truck while hitting the trails too hard. Or you may be ready to make a serious investment in your vehicle suspension, and go for a premium level monotube shock absorber, or race-level dampers with reservoirs, all of these decisions make a huge difference in total cost.

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Fox 2.0 Performance vs Bilstein 5100

It's the discussion that continues to appear across numerous automotive forums: "Fox 2.0 Performance or Bilstein 5100???" We’ve ran both types of shocks on the same truck, so the following synopsis comes from real-world offroad miles and pushing our vehicles hard.

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Why Shock Surplus?

Shock Surplus has years of experience in the suspension and shock absorber industry, delivering expertise to our customers every day. If you don't see your vehicle listed on our site, contact us directly and we'll find you a ride control package from our trusted manufacturer selection.