Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
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Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber

Part No. 58600 Warranty Details  
$137.29
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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:16.125 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:26.750 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Spring Rate:60 lb/in
Travel Length:10.625 in

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MonroeLoad Adjusting Shock Absorber
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • High-performance (5)
  • Comfortable ride (4)
  • Improves handling (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (11)
  • Everyday driving (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (6), Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Love them I loaded my camper up and the truck didn't move

By 

from Pinellas park

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

These are the best things I ever bought my truck use to bottom out and sit low when pulling my camper or heavy loads what a difference now. The truck doesn't move at all

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

very good shocks for the price

By 

from saginaw mi

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Truck Handles Great
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

    helps my truck with tired leaf springs on 1/2 ton

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great shocks!

    By 

    from Manchester, NJ

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      I bought these for my 1996 Chevy Cheyenne.
      After installation, the ride was back to the way it should be...instead of boucing around, I had a steady ride. great for trailing.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great quality shock

      By 

      from San Antonio

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Outdoorsman, Truck Enthusiast

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Heavy duty

      Cons

      • Install Little Difficult

      Best Uses

      • Hauiling
      • Sagging Springs
      • Towing
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      Installed these on my '96 GMC Sierra. I purchased these to help when towing my 25ft pull trailer and also because of all the positive reviews. I'll test towing on my next trip. My daily ride is firm but smooth, shocks raised rear about 2". I bounced on the rear bumper to test the feel and I know it can handle heavy loads if hauling. Because they are spring coils they were a bit tricky to compress to install. I lifted one side of the truck from the frame and while I was laying on the ground I used a flat pry bar to wedge the bottom of the shock into the mount and then kicked it in place while inserting the bolt. The second shock was easy to install due to the the extra lift of the first shock. If you carry heavy loads, tow a trailer or have saggy leaf spings I recommend these shocks.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Shock, All Day Job

      By 

      from West Viriginia

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • DIFFICULT TO INSTALL

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      Nice shock. It raised my truck about another 2 inches. Took all day to change them. The helper spring on the shock makes it difficult to compress when installing. Two things come in very handy to make installing a little easier. A jack to line up the shock and a pry bar to snap in place on the shock mount. Better spray the shock mount bolts with PB Blast about 30 minutes before you start. These shock look very cool but it's a job.

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      • Truck Enthusiast
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      • No
       
      5.0

      I wilb be purchasing these for my other

      By 

      from pikeville NC

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great driveability
      • Great for towing
      • Raised my truck 2 inchs

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      I have 195,000 miles on my truck and after installing these shock makes it feel like a new truck

      • Car & Truck:
      • Truck Enthusiast

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gets The Job Done!

      By 

      from Gautier, MS

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Great For The Price

      Cons

      • Kinda Difficult To Instal

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      Put these Sensa-Trac Load Adjustable Shock Absorbers on the rear of my 1997 GMC Sierra Z71 K1500 XC with 190000 miles and couldn't be any happier. Have the Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorbers on the front. Stops the excessive sagging when towing my 18ft Wellcraft boat and car trailer. Maintains a level and comfortable ride. The shocks did raise the rear a hair. Installed these myself with some difficulty but make sure you jack is free to compress the shock to line up the bottom bolt holes.

      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual Fix It My Self

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great product

      By 

      from mount airy nc

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install
      • Lacks Adjustability

      Best Uses

        Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

        alsome gave my truck 2 inches of lift

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm a believer

        By 

        from Hazleton, PA

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

        Made my '90 K1500 perform better than new. I loaded the back of my truck with enough pressure treated wood for a 10x25 porch. The rear of the truck squatted some, but a lot less then I expected. The truck handled great with the load and I didn't get that floating feeling in the front end when you over load a truck. They were a little more difficult than installing regular shocks. I needed a pry bar to compress them a little... but they were dfinately worth the effort. Buy them now and enjoy.

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        • Mechanic

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great deal for 2 shocks?

        By 

        from Knoxville,Tn.

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        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling
        • Improves Launching

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

          I have a Half ton Z71 truck and I can haula little more then a ton. Stocks are awesome, 2nd time buy some!

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          7 Questions | 8 Answers
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          • Q:

            How much lift will this add to the rear on a 1996 K1500 5.0L w/o Z-71?
            Asked on 3/2/2016 by Cory

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Cory, good question! This Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber - Part No. 58600 gave approximately 2 inch lift to your 1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L w/o Z-71.

              Answered on 3/2/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            How much lift will this add to the rear on a 1996 K1500 5.0L w/o Z-71?
            Asked on 3/2/2016 by Cory

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Cory, good question! This Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber - Part No. 58600 gave approximately 2 inch lift to your 1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L w/o Z-71.

              Answered on 3/2/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            will these work on my 1998 k1500 z71 if not what will engine 5.7
            Asked on 9/2/2014 by dave from stillwater ny

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Dave, this part is not an exact fit for your 1998 Chevrolet K1500 Z71. We do have an exact fit part available online for your vehicle and the part number is 911512. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

              Answered on 9/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 98 chevy k1500 350 v8, I installed these shocks on my truck and love them, I like how the lift the rear of the truck, I was wandering if these could be installed on the front of the truck? It seems like there wouldn't be enough room around the shock with the springs on them, my stock shocks I have on now are very close other objects.
            Asked on 1/22/2014 by clint from red lion, pa

            1 answer

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              A:

              I'm happy to help, Clint! These shocks are not designed for fitment on the front of your 1998 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L V8. The front shocks that should fit since the Load Adjusting Shocks did fit (non-Z71) are Monroe Gas-Magnum Shock Part No. 34798, Monroe Reflex Light Truck Shock Part No. 911043, Monroe Sensa-Trac Light Truck Shock Part No. 37130, Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Part No. 911511 and Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Part No. 32263.

              Answered on 1/22/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            my father in law bought a set of these and now the rear of his truck sets way up in the rear. How do these shocks adjust?
            Asked on 11/7/2011 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              If you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

              Answered on 11/7/2011 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            It says it is a package of 2. Does that mean it comes with 2 shocks or is 2 packages and you need to order a quantity of 2
            Asked on 5/21/2010 by jed from ga

            2 answers

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              A:

              Yes this product does contain 2 shocks in this package.

              Answered on 5/21/2010 by kevin from AAP
            • A:

              two

              Answered on 5/11/2012 by rey from houston
          • Q:

            in monroe shocks,what is the differance in 58600@58612? my son bought me the shocks,on line they look the same. i own 1996 gmc k1500 p-up,i tow a 30 foot camper.
            Asked on 4/8/2010 by kenny from Huntington,W.Va.

            1 answer

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              A:

              For further assistance, please provide the engine size of your truck.

              Answered on 7/27/2010 by Mike from AAP
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