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Old 05-31-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Vertical shocks

I have a '60, the last year I believe for the leaf spring suspension. I need to replace the shocks. Those of you with the leaf springs, what shock (part number too please!) do you use? About 10 years ago I purchased the horzontal Gabriel shocks from Inland. Is there an alternative that I might find locally?


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Old 05-31-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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I'm using Monroe 555003 gas magnum RV shocks. You need to check the dimensions carefully; clearance between the tire and shock might be tight if you are riding on radials, like Marathons 225-15.

Here is the a link to the spec sheets. Click on the "Mounting and Length" sheets. The one above is on page 23.

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One also wants to check rebound and compression rates, as well as the outward dimensions and type of mounts. I did some of this "work" on behalf of other Silver Streak owners in this thread

and have worked with MONROE techs by phone in the past. If one has the dimensions and the axle GVWR, then they can be of good assistance. The first post of that thread may be of use as you decide. Shock absorber valving (resistance to movement in two directions; often different numbers) is an important consideration.
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