Made is USA, Made in Michigan, since 2009.
HOW MUCH AIR PRESSURE FOR MY SHOCKS:
Your Shocks are shipped with NO pressure in them. You need to charge them with nitrogen. Nitrogen is the best option.
UPDATED for 2020
150 psi Emulsion shocks at full extension.
150 psi Bonzi Reservoir shocks at full extension.
150-200 psi PRO Series Reservoir shocks at full extension.
All Big Shocks use AW-32 or SAE 10w.
GENERAL MOUNTING INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
1. Shock shafts extend and compress in a linear path while most suspension components travel in an arc. As a general rule, the shock should be mounted so the shaft is as close to 90 degrees, to the axle at full compression. Bump stops and limit straps protect your shocks and your truck from damage.
(BAD Angle = Failure) (GOOD Angle = Correct)
2. Shocks and reservoirs should be securely mounted taking care to provide ample clearance between the shocks and the tires and/or chassis throughout the entire range of motion to prevent damage to the shocks from contact, or excessive side loading or binding. When clamping remote reservoirs locate the hose clamps at either end of the reservoir to allow expansion and prevent crushing the cylinder. Make sure hoses will not rub against the chassis or body panels or come in contact with sharp objects that may cut into the hose.
3. Care needs to be taken when welding or grinding. Grinding sparks and weld splatter can damage shafts, hoses and shock bodies. When welding around your shocks, make sure the ground strap is directly adjacent to the area being welded. If the welding current is allowed to travel through the shock shaft and arc to nearby metals, permanent damage will be made to the hard chrome plating on the shafts.
4. Never remove a suspension bar while working on truck, It will fall over and wreck parts.
BASIC INFORMATION NEEDED WHEN ORDERING SHOCKS
If you are building your own chassis or upgrading to Big Shocks on your existing vehicle you will need to know some information before you place your shock order. The suspension will need to be cycled from full extension to full compression so usable suspension travel can be measured. You will need to determine the desired ride height. The weight of the vehicle will be needed to help determine spring rate. If you have no access scales you can call us we can help. Is the vehicle front engine, mid engine or rear engine? What is the front to rear weight ratio? What size tires are you using? Will you be jumping? The more detail you can provide the easier it will be to design your shocks.
SPRING RATE EXCHANGE POLICY
Springs must be returned in new condition and in original packaging.
No scuffs, scratches, chips or defects which impact appearance or function – inside or outside of the spring.
We recommend wrapping the springs in low tack painters tape during installation.
Customers pays for shipping to return original springs and on the replacement set.
Springs not meeting these requirements will not be accepted as a return or exchange and will be returned to customer after return shipping is paid.
Returns - Stocked Products
We accept unused, new product returns for 30 days from the original ship date with a 25% restock fee. To return an unused product you must call for a return authorization and the product must be shipped freight prepaid.
Returns - All Shocks
Unfortunately there are absolutely no returns on shocks or custom "one off" products. These items are made specifically per customer and are unsellable to the general public. Therefore, once you buy it you own it.
Due to the environment and harsh conditions of most offroad use, there is no warranty on Big Shocks. We do not warranty anything against flagrant disregard for common sense.
USA Shipping ONLY.
Find a US Based freight forwarder, and we will ship to them.
DEALER PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED 12/19/19
We sell direct to the customer or shop. We do not offer a dealer program or discounts.
We offer fast service with shock orders shipping in 3-5 Days MAX.
Made in USA.