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Tech: Cheap Shock Showdown / Cross Reference Chart

Hey guys!

We've spent some time compiling the extended and collapsed lengths of a number of budget-friendly aftermarket and OE replacement shocks and struts.  This is important information as it represents the amount of wheel travel a shock or strut will allow in a given application.  Note that this data isn't exhaustive and/or tell a full story about which is "best".  Besides the information recorded here there is data which we haven't had the opportunity to document such as force curves of each dampener, shock shaft diameter, shock body diameter, the quality of the seals used, the type of oil used, etc.  We hope to acquire a shock dyno in the future to provide the data necessary for a consumer to make educated purchasing decisions.

Note that measurements provided are in inches and that these measurements are eye-to-eye or eye-to-stem measurements as provideded by a manufacturer.  Also note for Toyota 120 and 150 Series applications the Toyota 4Runner was used and for some applications some manufacturers may call for a differing partnumber (there may be differences in valving but the lengths are the same from T4R to FJ to GX).

2G Tacoma FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-239370 22.5617.035.53Limited Lifetime
OME9002121.3816.265.12
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-22021.9716.935.042 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7137122.3916.895.50Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34134021.7317.594.14Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5173921.3616.794.57Limited Lifetime
2G Tacoma RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-18672822.9414.028.92Limited Lifetime
OME6009123.5814.179.41
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-70523.8214.259.572 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3727022.2014.068.14Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34441022.3213.508.82Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6388522.2413.568.68Limited Lifetime
3G Tacoma FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-26310822.2217.584.64Limited Lifetime
OME9002121.3816.265.12
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-22021.9716.935.042 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7137122.3916.895.50Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34134021.7317.594.14Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5173921.3616.794.57Limited Lifetime
3G Tacoma RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-18672822.9414.028.92Limited Lifetime
OME6009123.5814.179.41
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-70523.8214.259.572 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3728022.4013.768.64Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34901022.6413.549.10Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6400622.7513.818.94Limited Lifetime
Toyota 120 FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-239370 22.5617.035.53Limited Lifetime
OME9002121.3816.265.12
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-22021.9716.935.042 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7137122.3916.895.50Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34134021.7317.594.14Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5173921.3616.794.57Limited Lifetime
Toyota 120 RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510033-18717423.5014.918.59Limited Lifetime
OME6000422.8314.018.82
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-70523.8214.259.572 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3727022.2014.068.14Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34441022.3213.508.82Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6388522.2413.568.68Limited Lifetime
Toyota 150 FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-19649922.4817.584.90Limited Lifetime
OME9001021.3816.265.12
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-70021.8517.014.842 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7137122.3916.895.50Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34008521.8117.574.24Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5173921.3616.794.57Limited Lifetime
Toyota 150 RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510033-18717423.5014.918.59Limited Lifetime
OME6008023.7414.499.25
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS59-70523.8214.259.572 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3727022.2014.068.14Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34918521.6113.148.47Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6388522.2413.568.68Limited Lifetime
Nissan D40 FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-18705315.2610.554.71Limited Lifetime
OME9000315.3511.304.05
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS45-64215.1611.263.902 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7110215.5610.994.57Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34146714.9611.023.94Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5176615.5610.994.57Limited Lifetime
Nisstec MK84N-MK84-CO15.5010.824.681 Year
Nissan D40 RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-187152 21.6513.847.81Limited Lifetime
OME6001722.0113.788.23
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS45-64521.8514.137.722 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3727321.0813.437.65Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34506721.0613.387.68Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6403121.1913.507.69Limited Lifetime
Nissan 2GX FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-18705315.2610.554.71Limited Lifetime
OME9000315.3511.304.05
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS45-64215.1611.263.902 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7110315.5610.994.57Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34146814.9611.023.94Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5176515.5610.994.57Limited Lifetime
Nisstec MK84N-MK84-CO15.5010.824.681 Year
Nissan 2GX RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravel
Warranty Duration
Bilstein 510024-18716920.8713.547.33Limited Lifetime
OME6001722.0113.788.23
3 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS45-64521.8514.137.722 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3727620.2512.807.45Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34506820.1512.877.28Limited Lifetime
Gabriel Ultra6959520.3412.837.51Limited Lifetime
Mitsubishi 3G Montero FrontPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravelWarranty Duration
Bilstein 460024-06271818.5816.651.93Limited Lifetime
OME9000618.6612.995.673 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS43-78318.5813.115.472 Year
Monroe Oespectrum7135718.6912.925.77Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34125118.5813.585.00Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG5183918.5813.345.24Limited Lifetime
Mitsubishi 3G Montero RearPartnumberExtended LengthCollapsed LengthTravelWarranty Duration
Bilstein 460024-06272522.3013.988.32Limited Lifetime
OME6001722.9115.127.793 Year / 37k Miles
DobinsonsGS43-78422.6413.988.662 Year
Monroe Oespectrum3725023.2014.009.20Limited Lifetime
KYB Excel G34430022.6813.868.82Limited Lifetime
Gabriel UltraG6403622.6713.669.01Limited Lifetime