How much weight would these hold? Looking for a firm shock while have a constant 600lb load.
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Shocks don't hold up weight. Shocks provide viscous damping force in resistance to motion. It's the damping force rating that describes how they perform. There are among Bilstein's highest damping struts without going to a full custom series. Gas-charged struts self-extend, but that's incidental. A big guy can hold one high damping 5165 and compress it relatively easily. If you use one to actually hold up a load, sooner or later that load will fall when the gas-charge weakens and the shock collapses, which generally happens long before the damping force fades. Now, if you're looking to know how much vehicle they can control -- I have two on each front corner of a Ram 3500 crew cab 4x4 CTD with 500+ lb of custom bumper, grille guard, and 17000 lb winch, and they do just fine.
from South Texas
Compression is the downward force or static ride height of the vehicle. Rebound is the upward force of the vehicles load. All vehicles shocks have a specific valving for compression and rebound. This helps keep the tire contact patch on the ground giving you better traction and ride quality.
will this shock work with a three inch lift on my 2002 F 350 4 by 4 on the front of the truck.
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We would need to know the manufacturer of the lift kit. Some manufacturers relocated mounting positions of the shocks. With that information we can put you on the correct Bilstein 5165 Series Reservoir Shock Absorber BIL25-176117
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