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Monroe intros new gas-charged shocks

Monroe MAGNUM gas-charged shock absorberTenneco on Wednesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas announced plans introduce a new line of U.S.-manufactured gas-charged shock absorbers, Monroe Magnum.

T.J. Fontana, director of sales, commercial vehicle for Tenneco’s North America Aftermarket business says the Monroe Magnum is already being used in the European market, adding the North American version will be manufactured in the company’s Paragould, Ark., facility

Monroe Magnum shock absorbers, commercially available April 1, will be covered by a 90-day risk-free ride offer and extensive technical and product application support.

Magnum shocks include a large-diameter nitrocarburized rod that provides improved compression control and side-load strength; PTFE-coated rod guide bearing that increases durability by minimizing friction between the rod and rod guide; robust hydraulic lock-out design that helps prevent over-extension of the suspension; larger diameter piston to provide greater tuning precision for each vehicle application; and Tenneco’s latest, advanced shouldered bushing design, where applicable, which helps prevent bushing extrusion and related concerns.

New Monroe Magnum shocks, the company says, offer twice the pressure-tube thickness of many competing commercial vehicle shocks. Increased pressure tube thickness significantly reduces the chances of shock damage in extreme load and road conditions.

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Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, and is a Class A CDL holder. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.