Which Bilstein Replacement Shock or Strut is Best for Your Vehicle?

Has your vehicle become bouncy and uncomfortable? Or have you recently lifted or lowered your vehicle? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then chances are it's time to upgrade your shock or struts. Depending on your desired result, Bilstein offers a wide assortment of shocks and struts that could be a match for your application.   Bilstein HD...  Read More

Factory Style Shock at a Reasonable Price: KYB GR-2/Excel-G

Not everyone is looking for or needs a stiffly valved adjustable race shock. For those looking for comfort and a return of factory ride quality, an Original Equipment style replacement shock will do just fine. These shocks and struts feature a lower price tag due to a lack of adjustability and features, but aim to stop the bouncing associated with old,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Purchased these tires from Tire Rack about 5 years ago since my vendor (I have a shop) does not carry this brand & I wanted to try them out. Very easy to balance & have not had any problems with tires going out of balance. Fantastic performance on rain, snow & ice, drove in 2 large snow storm 19" & 32" & never got stuck or felt any slipping in fact they push...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

What I was looking for was a responsive tire with good straight line stability. Handling and surefooted confidence was far more important than a spongy ride. The Yokohama Geolandar HT/S tires (with 15K on them) that were on the truck when purchased used at 93K were quite squirmy exhibiting a very delayed response from steering input. Before I looked for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

YES, they will fit and they do not rub. I've had trucks my entire life... so moving to a Volvo XC70 was quite the shock. AWD is great, but it's only good if you have good traction. The BFgoodrich All Terrain K/O has incredible traction year round in any condition. I have driven through some of the worst winter storms on the I-70 corridor in Colorado. On more...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.64     2004 GMC Canyon SLE Extended CabMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 80,000 Location: A...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

After 45,000 miles I could not be happier. Still have plenty of tread and the ride is as if the tires are new. Dropped the gas mileage a bit from the previous Dunlop's that were oem, but that was also because they were like q-balls with no resistance and consequently no tread to absord the noise and shock either. The popularity of these tires has also led to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

This is my second set of WinterForce tires for a pickup truck. My first set was installed on a 1999 Ford Ranger. They were fantastic, but as the seasons wore on I did have trouble balancing them. We eventually had to use a Hunter Road Force to get a acceptable balance. On the 2005 Chevy, these tires were as quiet as the all seasons I had on (Bridestone).They...  Read More

How to Choose a Suspension Upgrade

The most popular upgrade for cars and trucks is new custom wheels and tires. After that, suspension upgrades are very common on both late model and older vehicles. Typically, drivers will want to simply raise or lower their car or truck for aesthetic reasons, but there are often performance reasons for suspension upgrades, as well.Raising, often referred to...  Read More

Which Shocks Are Right for My Car?

Have you ever felt that your car bounces more after you go over a bump? It just doesn't feel as connected to the road as it did when it was new? Shock absorbers are an expendable item that has a big effect on your ride quality. When it comes time to replace shocks, you're going to have access to your springs. This is a great time to add lowering springs.Not...  Read More

On the Level

Pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, but many people don't use their trucks for what they were originally intended... hauling a load.   On many pickups, especially 3/4 and 1 ton applications, using the vehicle as a daily driver with little or no load in the rear creates a rear end high, front end low configuration...  Read More

Bouncing along? Need new shocks?

Has your chariot lost some of that new car handling and ride? Do you feel like you're on a trampoline after hitting a bump? It might be time to get new shocks and struts (dampers) for your car, truck or SUV.  Tire Rack offers a wide range of options from Original Equipment style replacements to performance upgrades. The KYB GR-2 line will firm up the ride...  Read More

Stability and Control

A wide variety of vehicles have been installed with KYB shocks and struts because of their proven reliability and finely tuned ride quality. Tire Rack offers KYB gas shock absorbers for use on passenger vehicles, performance cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. KYB offers two distinct lines of shocks and dampers to match your performance needs.Use...  Read More

Looking for a Lift?

Thinking about a suspension lift for your truck, but you don't want an overly stiff ride? Consider the Traxda Lift and Level Kits. Traxda kits lift your ride by relocating the mounting point of the spring that holds the truck up without changing the location of the stock suspension arms. Installation is simple and does not require the removal of all...  Read More

Ever get that uneasy feeling?

Worn out shocks and struts can not only give your vehicle that unstable feeling, but can also contribute to abnormal tire wear, pre-mature suspension wear and can affect your car's ability to handle in an emergency situation. Typical life expectancy is about 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Your shocks may look fine, but internally the components have worn and are...  Read More

Need a little lift?

See a tire or wheel package you would like to put on your truck or SUV but you do not have enough clearance for them to fit properly? Superlift and Traxda makes suspension lift kit or sometime it's called a leveling kit that will give you a little more clearance that you are looking for. These kits are designed to lift the front suspension to level the...  Read More

Truck Shocks

Some trucks are meant to be driven in extreme conditions—and we're not just referencing deep snow and rainstorms. Try rugged roads filled with sand and mud. You can only imagine what those off-road conditions feel like on the average passenger. The good thing is, you can combat that excessive bounce with a great pair of shocks. But not just any shocks. Truck...  Read More

KYB Shocks

If you're looking for state-of-the-art gas shocks, you'll be interested in KYB shocks.KAYABA Industries is Japan's largest manufacturer of automotive shock absorbing equipment, and as such, they've been continually refining their products for over 50 years. As a result of their efforts, KYB shocks employ Kayaba Hydraulic Technology to generate smooth road...  Read More

30 Years of Down and Dirty

Greetings,  in order to add a little credibility to my ramblings let me begin by saying I was a working manager in a retail tire store for 28 years. My responsibilites included everything form hiring and firing to overseeing accounting and training. I have seen and worked on tire and wheel applications from bicycles and wheelbarrows to Buicks, Porshes and...  Read More

So smooth, it's shocking.

At Tire Rack, we make it really easy to buy shocks online. Search by vehicle, and we'll recommend the best suspension options for your car, light truck or suv. We've done the research, comparisons and testing. From Bilstein to KYB, KONI and more— every brand we offer is an industry leader that meets our strictest standards. Shocks are an integral part of...  Read More