Universal ShockWaves comes in a variety of mounting and ride height options, making them a perfect solution for your custom project. First, you will need to choose the ShockWave best suited for your vehicle's load capacity; then you will need to choose compression and extended shock lengths. Choose from the options below:
The 1000 series double convoluted ShockWave, with its shorter stroke and larger diameter, will have a larger load capacity and spring rate that is appropriate for the front of most vehicles. It is also a progressive spring, which means that the further it is compressed, the firmer the spring rate. This progressive spring rate helps the vehicle ride very comfortably at a normal ride height and still offer great handling when the spring is compressed further, such as a tight turn.
The 7000 and 8000 series ShockWave, with a smaller diameter and longer stroke, will have a less load capacity and a softer spring rate that is appropriate for the rear of most vehicles with a solid rear axle. The spring rate and load capacity is influenced by the profile of the lower piston. A straight piston will offer a very linear, or constant spring rate, throughout its travel. A tapered lower piston will result in a more progressive spring rate, much like the double convoluted airspring.