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Max Air Adjustable Shocks

Max-Air Air Adjustable
Shock Absorbers

Ideal for vehicles that consistently haul heavy loads or tow trailers, Monroe® Max-Air® shock absorbers are designed to maintain level vehicle height.



Monroe Max-Air air shocks can be inflated or deflated as needed, up to 150 PSI, to maintain ride height when under load with additional weight up to 1,200 lbs. (Capacity is limited by vehicle suspension, tires and transmission. See vehicle owner’s manual for details.)

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Special air fitting resists air leakage and ties into factory system (where applicable) or manually inflates with an air compressor; pair with Monroe air shock accessory and shock air hose AK kits (varies based on application).
Hardened and precision ground piston rod for consistent performance, sintered iron piston for enhanced durability and longer service life.
Full-displaced valving on compression and extension cycles for a smooth ride.

Features & Benefits

Consistent Ride

OE all-weather fluid contains special modifiers to handle extreme temperatures and help reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.

Handles the Load

Ideal for vehicles that haul heavy loads or tow trailers, the large volume air chamber inflates up to 150 PSI when under load with additional weight up to 1,200 lbs.* and deflates for normal driving.

Smooth Operation

Lubricated air sleeve reduces friction for a smooth ride.

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.

Depending on your screen size, you may need to scroll left and/or right to view the entire table below.

  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.


Occasionally hauling or towing?

Designed for vehicles that occasionally haul varying loads, consider upgrading to Monroe load adjusting shocks. Featuring a heavy gauge calibrated spring that adjusts to road and weight conditions, load adjusting shocks help reduce vehicle sag when under load.


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