The shock really is a key part of the ride quality and that's been a major focus for Skyjacker
- Lonnie McCurry Jr
"The shock really is a key part of the ride quality, and that's been a major focus for Skyjacker," said Lonnie McCurry Jr of Skyjacker Suspensions.
A shock's job is damping or resisting movement.
We got with Lonnie McCurry Jr.
at Skyjacker Suspension and discussed their shocks and how to tell them apart.
Skyjacker shocks are extremely popular, easy to find, and fairly simple to understand.
"The Hydros we generally use more on the lighter-weight, smaller vehicles [roughly less than 6,000 lbs] you can use them with bigger heavier trucks they just don't perform quite as well.
For the bigger heavier trucks we usually step up at least to the Nitro shock," explained McCurry
"One valve code across-the-board is an average, the valving is not vehicle specific whether it's on a Super Duty or Jeep," mentioned McCurry
So we use a different valve code between the front and rear of that truck to keep the ride quality balanced and controlled," explained McCurry
Whereas the Mono-Tube
shocks can be mounted either way," continued McCurry