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Western Shock Absorber

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Andy's Beast, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Andy's Beast

    Andy's Beast Member
    Messages: 31

  2. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I'd use it
  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Check your local auto part store. Any Brand name shock will work. They are also more likely to be cheaper than Northern Tool.
  4. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Tried the auto part store and had no luck in Monroe or Gabriel. I would go with northern
  5. Andy's Beast

    Andy's Beast Member
    Messages: 31

    shock absorber unbdate

    I bought the Buyers shock absorber and it seems to absorb shock quite well. At least it looks good! Now I have to blast the plow, paint, replace hardware and trip springs and I should be ok.
  6. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Yes Monroe originally made shocks for Western. We had an in depth discussion on this last winter. We tried crossing over to a different shock and someone even tried a Volvo truck cab shock which was supposed to work but didn't. the Western shock used to be $138.00 but I have seen them as cheap as $ 68.00 now. $60.00 for the Buyers shock is even cheaper and I'm sure it will work just as well.
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

  8. Watkins

    Watkins Member
    Messages: 60

    The url indicates it covers this part for western and should be pretty versatile even if you just need to modify one of the tabs it mounts to which is only 15-20 mins of work too.

    It states this

    Fits Make
    Replaces Western # 60338

    In the article and description.