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Load Adjusting Shock Absorber

Load Adjusting
Shock Absorbers

Ideal for light trucks that that tow or carry varying loads, Monroe® load adjusting shocks adjust to changing road and weight conditions for superior comfort during normal driving, and provide extra control when operating conditions get more demanding.


Designed to Occasionally Haul Varying Loads

Monroe load adjusting shock absorbers feature a heavy gauge calibrated spring to rapidly adjust to changing road conditions and reduce vehicle sag when up to 1,200 lbs* of additional weight is added. (Capacity is limited by vehicle suspension, tires and transmission. See vehicle owner’s manual for details.)

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Ideal for vehicles that carry varying loads or tow trailers to reduce sag when loaded up to 1,200 lbs.* and features a heavy gauge calibrated coil spring and single groove pressure tube for added performance and control.
Self-lubricating fluid seal retains gas and reduces excessive friction against the piston rod to help reduce premature wear while heavy-duty nitrocarburized rod delivers long life.
Tuned specifically for each application, full-displaced valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide ride consistency.

Features & Benefits

Consistent Ride

OE all-weather fluid contains special modifiers to handle extreme temperatures.

Enhances Responsiveness

PTFE-banded piston helps reduce friction between the piston and pressure tube to enhance responsiveness to changing road surfaces.

Improves Performance

 Nitrogen gas charge maintains tire-to-road contact for improved ride and handling by reducing aeration and shock fade (on most applications).

Which Carry the Load Product is Right For Me?

Compare all of our Carry the Load shocks, struts and strut assemblies on our Carry the Load products page.

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  Magnum Loaded Strut Assembly Gas-Magnum Truck Shocks* Max-Air Shocks Load Adjusting Shocks* Magnum Light Truck Shocks*
All-in-one strut solution for multipurpose half-ton trucks X        
Midsize/full-size trucks & vans   X      
Towing/hauling X   X   X
Light trucks that tow up to 1,200 lbs.**       X  
Limited Lifetime Warranty / Feel the Difference™ Guarantee X X      

*Does not support weight, helps improve control when under load.
**Capacity is limited by vehicle suspension, tires and transmission. See vehicle owner’s manual for details.

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Compare our entire catalog of shocks, struts and strut assemblies.


Constantly hauling or towing and need extra support?

Max-Air® shocks are ideal for vehicles consistently hauling loads or towing trailers. They feature an air chamber which can be inflated when under load to help maintain a level vehicle height.

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