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Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber

Part No. 58608 Warranty Details  

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Monroe load adjusting shock absorbers adjust rapidly to changing road and weight conditions, delivering enhanced control with uncompromised ride comfort. They offer superior comfort for normal driving and deliver extra control when operating conditions get more demanding. These units also include a heavy gauge calibrated spring for extra control and comfort. A new pair of Monroe load adjusting shock absorbers can assist in maintaining ride height when up to 1,100 lbs* of additional weight is loaded. These units are ideal for light trucks that carry varying loads or tow trailers.

Product Features:
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Full Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
  • Heavy Gauge Calibrated Coil Spring: Computer designed for maximum performance without an increase in ride harshness.
  • Unique Single Groove Pressure Tube: Precision tapered groove helps provide added control without sacrificing comfort.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For Improved Ride & Handling, Helps Maintain Tire To Road Contact By Reducing Aeration - On Most Applications
  • 5/8 nitrocarburized rod for long service life.
  • Special Seal: 'Self-lubricating' fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.
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Compressed Length:14.250 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:23.000 in
Parts Pack(s):P827
Spring Rate:V/R
Travel Length:8.750 in

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MonroeLoad Adjusting Shock Absorber
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Very good product so far

By 

from Powell, OH

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

    I own a 2001 Ford Ranger with the 2.3 Liter engine and this shocks fit in like a glove. No problems at all. It's going to be a tight fit since they are new shocks so I lifted up my truck using the floor jack directly on the tow hitch to open the space I need it for them and that worked really well. It lifted up my bed a few inches wich I really like.

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    4.0

    Good replacement for Monroe air shocks

    By 

    from Chesapeake, VA

    About Me Small Truck Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Added Stability
    • Exact fit
    • Look good

    Cons

    • Not easy to install

    Best Uses

    • Small Truck

    Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

    I had to replace my year-old air shocks because one got a hole in its bladder from the parking brake cable rubbing on it (unbeknownst to me until it went flat). I had passed on the load-leveler shocks before, but this time decided to give them a try (having to add air to the air shocks for load changes or temperature changes got old in a hurry!).
    Because the coil springs don't allow the shocks to compress as much as standard shocks can be, I had to jack up the body to create enough gap to do the installation ... which took maybe 15 minutes. And as soon as the new shocks were on the truck bed was at its proper height with a noticeable firmness that was apparent even during driving.
    After a month the shocks are working as advertised ... but I still need to hook up my utility trailer to the truck to see how they perform under an extreme load. I believe that they will be just fine, however.
    Whether or not the shocks enable my truck (1998 Mazda B2500 SE) to carry additional weight is irrelevant to me - I just want to have a truck that doesn't sag under even a light load. And I expect the Monroe load-levelers to be good for many years of use.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These are rear shocks

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    from Amherst NY

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      Nice finish. Looks nice rides great and the helper spring seems to work as advertised. Don't make my bonehead mistake. These are for the rear lol

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      5.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Seagrove NC

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good price
      • Heavy duty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

        Great product. I've already hauled a load of 8 inch concrete block and these shocks handled the load with no problem. The vehicle handled great and the ride was smooth.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great set up why buy anything else

        By 

        from newark ohio

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

          great shocks great ride I got these no a 2003 ford ranger fx4 4x4 I pulled the factory one off and replaced with a set of shocks from the zone biggest mistake I ever made it was like the worst ride I talked to one of the associates at advanced auto and he talked me in to ordering a set of these and couldn't be happier I haven't had a chance to pull my trailer yet but I cant imagine them not amazing me when I do they are worth the money

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          5.0

          Perfect

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          from Marydel, MD.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

          Installed on my 99 Ford Ranger. Installed very easy. done both shocks in less than 1 hour

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          • No

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          4.0

          Ok at first but not sure long term

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          from Germany

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

            I've had these for about five months. First thing I noticed was that the bed of my truck felt higher. I think over the short time that I've had them my ride does not feel any better than before. I'm stationed overseas and the road here are worse than any dirt road I've driven on. Also there seems to be a lot of squeaking coming from the rear. I've not been able to determine if it the shocks or something else, but the noise was not present when they were first installed. Also I've not put any weight in the bed, but it's snow season so hopefully that will help.

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            5.0

            Great product! Excellent service!

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            from salisbury nc

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • High-Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

              It does the job.

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              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast
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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So far so good!

              By 

              from Michigan

              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Ride
              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Handling

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

                I wanted to reduce the rear bounce and improve the handling of my 2000 Ford Ranger before winter driving begins. Also, I haul items on occasion and/or tow a small utility trailer, and the rear of the truck has begun to sag a bit (mostly from driving with heavy sandbags in the bed all winter).

                After checking various Ranger forums, it seemed that Bilstein was the brand of choice, but that was mostly for off-roading. I keep my Ranger to the street and well-groomed two-tracks, so I didn't need anything too expensive or fancy. Plus, I wanted to restore the ride height, and add a bit of support for when I'm asking more of the rear suspension.

                I chose these shocks because they seemed to be perfect as an OEM replacement with a few refinements, for the right price.

                I have only had them on for a couple of days, but it has made a night/day difference in how the rear responds to bumps and potholes. I haven't had a chance to drive with any weight in the back, but it won't be too long before I need several sandbags for extra traction. I highly doubt I'll have to worry about the rear sagging like it has in the past. In fact, the rear sits higher than it did before, but I'm not sure if it's now at the factory height, or slightly higher.

                They were one of the easiest things I've ever installed on my truck, but I do have a pneumatic impact wrench. It may have been more of a struggle with plain wrenches.

                I'll be installing some Sensa Tracs in the front next weekend, and then I'll be all set for winter!

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                5.0

                Great Upgrade

                By 

                from Richmond, Ky

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Comfortable Ride
                • Easy To Install
                • Improves Handling

                Cons

                • Lacks Adjustability

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Performance Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

                Installed these on my Jeep Cherokee and they worked so good I bought a pair for my dads 2000 Ford Ranger. The shocks did give the truck a bit of a lift but it is used to haul a lot of tools on and around the farm. We have even hauled a ton of feed in the little truck with no problems. When installing the shocks the suspension does have to be fully extended and still the shocks will need to be compressed to go on.

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                • Q:

                  The store states this is sold as as a single shock. They are $110.00 per shock(1 SKU = 1 shock)
                  The 1-877- customer care number states this is sold as a single shock.

                  The previous answers here state this is a pair, $110.00 for 1 item(1 SKU = 2 shocks).

                  Is this price, $109.99 for a pair or for 1 shock?
                  Asked on 12/17/2015 by Phil

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Phil! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber (Part No. 58608) is sold individually and fits either left or right side. I'm really sorry for your inconvenience. I will forward this issue to the appropriate department for a review.

                    Answered on 12/18/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I intend on ordering these for my 92 ranger 2wd. I would like to order a pair for the front and the rear. WIll these fit on the front? if not, do you have any other load assist or lift assist shocks that will fit the front of a 92 ranger, as my factory springs are a bit soft and the front shocks are shot. Thank You - Frank Camden Jr
                  Asked on 4/14/2014 by FrankTheTank from Maryland

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                • Q:

                  Is the Price shown for the PAIR of Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber or for each shock ? Part # 58608
                  Asked on 3/6/2014 by Mike from Bear Lake , Mi.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Mike, good question! Yes, this shock absorber is sold as a pair.

                    Answered on 3/6/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  I'm thinking of buying helper leaf spring kit for my 99 ford ranger 3.0 liter. I pull a trailer nearly everyday all summer long.

                  Does this product serve the same purpose as helper leaf springs ?

                  Should I use both or just one(helper springs and/or spring assisted shocks)?

                  What shock would I use on the front of the truck to match these shocks ?
                  Asked on 1/26/2014 by hmmm.......

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Chris, good question! This part is an exact fit for your 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0l. This shock absorber can assist in maintaining ride height when up to 1,200 - lbs of additional weight is loaded. This unit is ideal for light trucks that carry varying loads or tow trailers. You need not have to use both helper springs and spring assisted shocks that the spring assisted shocks would be suitable for your project. The Monroe Sensa-Trac Light Truck Shock Absorber - front (Part No. 37122) is an exact fit for your vehicle.

                    Answered on 1/28/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I would like to buy a set of 4 shocks such as this one for my modified suzuki samurai, the questions are: can the spring have different lbs lode(I need ones very soft someting like 180lbs rear and 140lbs front), I have read that the shocks are not adjustable but how soft are them? my car is very light so I need the springs + shocks to be very soft. thank you
                  Asked on 10/31/2013 by Silviu from Romania

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                    A:

                    The Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber (Part No. 58608) with PSD (position sensitive damping) and the Safe Tech system combines our exclusive precision tapered grooves in the pressure tube with application engineered valving and Fluon banded piston to improve the ride, handling, and safety characteristics of the vehicle. These units also include a heavy gauge calibrated spring for extra control and comfort. A new pair of Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting shock absorbers can assist in maintaining ride height when up to 1,200 lbs of additional weight is loaded. This unit is ideal for light trucks that carry varying loads or tow trailers. In order to locate the exact shock absorbers, please provide us the year, and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 10/31/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  how do you adjust the shocks?
                  Asked on 10/27/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    It is made of PSD (position sensitive damping) technology which automatically adjust to changing conditions. They offer superior comfort for normal driving and deliver extra control when operating conditions get more demanding.adjust rapidly to changing road and weight conditions, delivering enhanced control with uncompromised ride comfort. A lower height makes your car go faster on the road by decreasing drag on the underbody while a raised ride height allows your car to handle off-roading better.

                    Answered on 10/27/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  does it comes in pair?
                  Asked on 7/30/2010 by Roger from Miami

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes these are sold as a pair.

                    Answered on 7/30/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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