No matter how well you treat your Mopar vehicle, shocks still wear out every 50K-100K miles. And they will need to be replaced. Replacing your shocks is a pretty straightforward job, and it’s one we’d recommend for DIYers with intermediate experience.
This guide is all you need to replace your shocks in your garage in the safest and most efficient way.
Signs of Worn Shocks
Some of the most common telltale signs of worn shocks include:
- A bouncy ride
- Strong body sway while cornering
- Tire shaking
- Cupped tires
- Strong nose dive when braking hard
You can officially diagnose worn shocks by doing the bounce test (which takes all but 5 minutes).
Where to Find Genuine OEM Replacement Shocks at Wholesale Prices
If you need to replace your shocks, we have good news. You can buy genuine OEM replacement shocks from us at wholesale pricing. This will save you a good chunk of cash because Mopar dealerships tend to mark up their prices a lot. Look up your Mopar make and model in our catalog to see if we have shocks for your car.
Tools to Get Before Starting
NOTE: This set of tools is based on the Jeep Wrangler. While you can apply this set of tools to another Mopar make and model, be sure that the sizes are correct.
- 1/2” drive racket
- 1/2” drive socket set
- 10” extension for the 1/2” drive
- Box end hand wrench set
- Vise grip pliers
- Wheel chocks
How to Replace Your Shocks
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NOTE: This set of steps is based on the front shocks on the Jeep Wrangler. The process may differ slightly if you have another Mopar model. Essentially, the process involves removing the top and bottom bolts on the shock and then replacing the shock. It’s a pretty straightforward process.
- Park your vehicle on a flat surface.
- Open the hood.
- Place a wheel chock behind each rear tire to keep the vehicle from rolling away.
- Find the top shock nuts on the right and left side of the engine bay.
- If the air box or any other component is blocking access to the top shock nuts, remove it.
- Remove the top shock nuts, as well as the washer and shock bushing.
- Lift the front of your vehicle with a floor jack and jack stands.
- Scoot underneath your vehicle.
- Remove the bottom shock nut on both shocks.
- Take off the old shocks.
- Install the new shocks in the reverse order of removal.
Replacing the rear shocks is similar, except you need to remove the top shock nuts from underneath the vehicle.
Please contact us if you have any questions about:
- Replacing the shocks on your vehicle
- Finding the right shocks for your vehicle
- Confirming that one of your shocks is worn
- Anything else that’s related to shocks