8000 Series ShockWave Rear - HQ Series


The 7000 and 8000 series ShockWave, with a smaller diameter and longer stroke, will have a less load capacity and a softer spring rate that is appropriate for the rear of most vehicles with a solid rear axle. The spring rate and load capacity is influenced by the profile of the lower piston. A straight piston will offer a very linear, or constant spring rate, throughout its travel. A tapered lower piston will result in a more progressive spring rate, much like the double convoluted airspring.

The 8000 ShockWave Series

Although your specific vehicle may not be listed, we have a variety of ShockWaves that are designed to work with just about whatever setup you’re using. Whether you’re replacing your current CoilOvers, or starting a fresh build we can suit your air suspension needs. 

Recommended Applications:
Solid rear axle: Rear axle weight is less than 2,000lbs. 
NOT recommended for IFS installations … not enough load capacity

Diameter and load capacity: 5″ diameter 8000 series = 1,200 lbs. @ 100 psi

Handling Quality Series

The Handling Quality (“HQ”) Series features single adjustable shock valving. It is housed in a impact forged aluminum construction. The HQ series is available in a wide range of stroke lengths, and mounting styles to fit a large variety of applications. 


  • Completely redesigned internal design
  • Aluminum construction
  • Single adjustable shock valving
  • Available in a wide range of stroke lengths, and mounting styles to fit large variety of applications
  • Impact forged body / mono-tube design for superior ride quality and durability
  • Easy & precise valve adjustment with 24 rebound clicks

General Terms to Know:

Compressed Length

This is the measurement from the two mounting points when the suspension is fully compressed.

Ride Length

This is the distance between the two mounting points when the vehicle is at the height it is intended to be driven.

Extended Length

This is the length between the mounting points when the suspension is at full extension.

Mounting Style




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