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Follow up, I put the Monroe Magnums on my 2wd truck, part numbers 34520 (fr) and 34521 (rr). They're soft, and I'm happy. I would consider them an OEM-equivalent replacement shock. We'll see how they last.


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Follow up, I put the Monroe Magnums on my 2wd truck, part numbers 34520 (fr) and 34521 (rr). They're soft, and I'm happy. I would consider them an OEM-equivalent replacement shock. We'll see how they last.
Those came from the 4500/5500 cab chassis right?

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Those came from the 4500/5500 cab chassis right?
I found them on Rock Auto's website, they're listed as heavy duty replacements for my truck so I guess it's possible they're used on those trucks. They might be heavy duty and they are gas charged, but the charge is relatively light compared to other gas charged shocks I've installed before. I could compress these by hand to finagle the length and get the bottom bolt in. It wasn't easy but it was possible. There was one rear shock I used a flat blade screwdriver to leverage up but the other three I pushed up by hand.

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I found them on Rock Auto's website, they're listed as heavy duty replacements for my truck so I guess it's possible they're used on those trucks. They might be heavy duty and they are gas charged, but the charge is relatively light compared to other gas charged shocks I've installed before. I could compress these by hand to finagle the length and get the bottom bolt in. It wasn't easy but it was possible. There was one rear shock I used a flat blade screwdriver to leverage up but the other three I pushed up by hand.
The 4500/5500 shocks were significantly beefier than the ones that were called for when I did my experiment with them. Hope these work out for you... being that your 2wd, probably wont have an issue. Like I said in the other thread, the were great at the start but could not keep up with the beating they were getting from the fire roads/pot holes/freeway (almost worse than the fire roads). It got to a point where they were not holding the axle down once they warmed up.

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