The Fabtech Dirt Logic line includes the 2.25-inch shock absorber, a take-apart monotube shock with steel body, and aluminum end caps. It's designed for lifted applications in the OE position, as well as for multiple shock applications, and is available with or without a reservoir. The Dirt Logic is designed to provide superior damping for highway and heavy off-road use. Other Dirt Logic shocks include the 2.5 coilover and massive Dirt Logic 4.0 for Ford Super Duty trucks. Information: Fabtech, 909/597-7800, www.fabtechmotorsports.com.
SX8000 twin-tube shock absorbers are intended for use on lifted fullsize trucks and SUVs. They're nitro-gas charged to limit fade. These shocks carry a limited lifetime warranty. Bushings are polyurethane. Information: Tuff Country Suspension, 801/280-2777, www.tuffcountry.com.
King supplies custom rockcrawler, prerunner, and racing shocks in diameters up to 4 inches. The King 3-inch Triple Stage Bypass with reservoir shown here is made of billet 6061 T-6 machined aluminum parts. Triple-stage bypass valving offers highly tunable options for smoothest ride. Components include a chrome-plated, 7/8-inch shaft, honed and polished bores, and Teflon-lined spherical bearings. Heat-treated stainless steel alloy valving is designed for extreme temperatures. Custom valved for each specific application, the shock is completely rebuildable and revalvable. Information: King Off-Road Racing Shocks, 714/530-8701, www.kingshocks.com.
Gabriel's line of truck shocks includes the Max Control monotube, designed to provide the ride and control of a sports car for sport-utility vehicles. It uses a high-pressure gas design with floating piston technology to allow the shock to react faster than any other shock on the market, resulting in superior handling and performance. Information: Gabriel, 800/999-3903, www.gabriel.com.
Superlift's Super Ride Select Series shock absorber is constructed using a seamless extruded steel body, and employs high-pressure gas with a machined floating piston to eliminate oil foaming and damping fade. The shaft is induction-hardened steel, precision-ground and hard-chromed for durability. It's available with a brushed silver exterior, with premium rubber bushings, a black dust boot, and it's backed by Superlift's limited lifetime warranty. Information: Superlift Suspension Systems, 800/551-4955, www.superlift.com.
Rancho's RS 9000X Pro Series premium shock combines nine-position damping-adjustment technology with an advanced remote reservoir ideally suited to hard off-road driving. It's compatible with Rancho's RS 9000RCX dual-action remote system, which provides easy on-the-fly adjustability of compression and rebound damping. RS 9000X shocks can be mounted in any position, and available for most popular applications and in several extended-length designs. Information: Rancho, 734/243-8000, www.gorancho.com.
Rough Country's RCX 5100 series nickel-plated chrome monotube shock absorber features application-tuned valving and high-pressure nitrogen gas with floating piston technology. The nitrogen gas is separated from the superior-grade hydraulic shock fluid by a specially designed floating piston. This design maintains constant pressure against the hydraulic fluid, absolutely eliminating fluid aeration with the results being better response and less potential for lag and fade. Unique designs for each application help to optimize ride quality and performance characteristics. The self-adjusting working piston, with spring-steel valving discs, precisely regulates oil flow for optimum compression and rebound control. There are no check valves or springs to wear out. The RCX uses a strong, induction-hardened 14mm chrome steel piston rod with self-lubricating rod guide and end seal. Information: Rough Country, 800/222-7023, www.roughcountry.com.