When it comes to a comfortable highway cruise or impressive off-road performance, shock absorbers come packed with features to considerably improve ride quality and control. Jeeps running aftermarket suspension systems are exposed to more jolts and sways, and shocks with superior materials, precision engineering, tuning and finishing are just what the doctor ordered. Whether you need increased travel and cooling capacity, custom valving and adjustability or unsurpassed durability, aftermarket shocks can substantially up the off-road capacity of your Jeep. King Shocks, TeraFlex and Bilstein are trusted names that offer kits and performance shock absorbers individually when you want to absorb everything the road and off-road throws at you.
Off-road driving is hard on your suspension system. Rocking your Jeep back and forth over uneven terrain wears out your dampeners. If you are depending on the factory parts to keep your body roll under control, you are trusting a bit too much to fate. Upgrade with high-quality aftermarket Jeep shock absorbers.
How Do Shock Absorbers Work?
Your springs are there to support the weight of your Jeep and provide flexibility. When kinetic energy from bumps in the road travels up the suspension system, your springs give that excess energy somewhere to go. Without them, you would feel every impact with your spine.
The problem with springs is that they wobble around a bit too much. Our performance shocks for Jeeps keep even extreme oscillations under control with hydraulic pressure. They mount to the body at one end, and the suspension at the other. When your control arms travel up and down, a piston inside is compressed. This piston absorbs kinetic energy and resists excess travel of the spring.
Testing Your Shocks
It's easy to tell when shocks are worn out. Press down firmly on the corner of your bumper and watch for excess travel. Your Jeep should pop back up to its normal ride height and stop. If it bounces up and down, the shocks are weak. When driving, your tires will hop slightly causing premature wear. This is noticeable in wear pattern in the tread. Look for cupping along the inside edges.
Upgrade Your Shocks Today
Our shocks and shock absorber accessories are sold as individual components or in sets of four. We carry top brands including Pro Comp, Bilstein, and Rubicon Express. All our parts are backed by our low-cost guarantee. If you find the same parts for less advertised somewhere else, we match the deal or refund you the difference. Order your performance shocks from 4WD.com today.
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