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Great Shock Absorber Cross Reference

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fairlane Dave, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Fairlane Dave
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 634

    Fairlane Dave

    I've been looking for shorter front shocks for my Fairlane after lowering it and stumbled onto this great cross reference from Monroe. You pick the codes for the top and bottom mounts based on the drawings and then search the charts for the right length and travel. This is a great resource and it saved me a ton of random search time! (I edited out the last few pages of struts to keep the file size smaller)

    Attached Files:

  2. That is a great piece of reference-- Thanks alot.-- will come in handy on the F100.
  3. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,585

    Alliance Member


    I called the auto parts store 20 mins ago and asked them to look up a front shock for a '46 Dodge. They wouldn't even pull the book, just said bring one in and we'll match it.

    That's great but the odds are they'll have to order it and I'm 25 miles from them as it is.
  4. Fairlane Dave
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 634

    Fairlane Dave

    Another good reference is
    I looked up my shocks for the '57 and the "info" icon beside each shock shows the dimensions (most of them have this, a few don't). That gave me a good starting point for the Monroe chart that I uploaded in the original post.
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  5. COS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 729

    from KCMO

    Man the HAMB strikes again!! I have been looking for something just like this for the past few days!! VIVIA LA HAMB!!

  6. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,484


    This one is going in my bookmarks, thanks!
  7. saved it thanks!
  8. hotrodbob
    Joined: May 7, 2002
    Posts: 488


    This is GREAT. Just found the shocks for my Plymouth in gas that they keep saying don't exist.

    Thanks for posting this!
  9. 30panel
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 112


    Been calling all around to find some obsolete shock spec's.
    This is a great help.
    Book Marked
  10. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 865


    Another good site that can be used with the Monroe site is " ". Gives additional information as far as cross reference by vehicle.

  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 15,527

    from California

    last time I needed shocks for an odd application all those specs were in the back of the catalog.
  12. jlscheele
    Joined: Sep 11, 2010
    Posts: 1


    Fairlane Dave,

    Thanks for sharing this great tool!!!! Now my gasser will have shocks.

  13. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,238


  14. I have done this many times to find a shock for an application where it is not stock. For example, on my lowered 92 Chevy dually, turns out that Aerostar front shocks are the same mounting but shorter. Use the Gabriel shocks site once you have a part number and it will tell you applications. Then search for the application on whatever site you want.
  15. bigaadams
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
    Posts: 156

    from Georgia

    I am very thankful to you for having the foresight to copy this in .pdf format. Monroe no longer supports this page..I know, I had this as a short cut in my favorites..their application chart also has very few makes and models listed to choose from..long way from what the site used to be..

  16. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Glad to see this post. Use to have this list but lost it long ago. Its very handy for custom builds-Thanks
  17. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 8,839

    from Tampa, FL

    X27. Thanx. Gary
  18. 48prerunner
    Joined: Mar 19, 2009
    Posts: 20

    from ny

    just what i needed thanks
  19. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,346


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