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Shock Absorber Comparison Table


In this table we compare various shock absorber brands and types. It is our intention to show which shock absorbers are relatively identical in terms of length (both collapse and extended) NOT in terms of damping settings. Therefore the listed specifications are for reference only. 

This is NOT a recommendation table. Only the LiP 4x4 and Trail & Track 4x4 shock are part of the suspension kit and supplied by us. The other brands are for comparison only.

Land Rover SWB 88" / LWB 109" Front

Brand Type Collapsed Extended Stroke Fixing
mm inch mm inch mm inch eye/eye
Land Rover RTC4431 280 11,02 405 15,94 125 4,92
Land Rover RTC4483 250 9,84 375 14,76 125 4,92
Trail & Track 4x4* 716.410 300 11,81 507 19,96 207 8,15
LiP 4x4* 716.15 290 11,42 430 16,93 140 5,51
Ironman 12090GL 283 11,14 439 17,28 156 6,14
OME (gas) N78 287 11,30 447 17,60 160 6,30
Explorer ES3000 / 9000 _18546 280 11,02 455 17,91 175 6,89
*) Part of HST suspension system

Note: the std multi-leaf springs are +/-25 mm thicker then the HST parabolic springs. This means that the same dimension shock will allow +/-25 mm lift on HST systems.

Land Rover SWB 88" rear

Brand Type Collapsed Extended Stroke Fixing
mm inch mm inch mm inch eye/eye
Land Rover RTC4232 320 12,60 515 20,28 195 7,68
Trail & Track 4x4* 716.410 330 12,99 522 20,55 192 7,56
LiP 4x4* 716.16 330 12,99 530 20,87 200 7,87
Ironman 12741GL 342 13,46 552 21,73 210 8,27
OME N90 357 14,06 582 22,91 225 8,86
Explorer ES3000 / 9000 _21546 350 13,78 550 21,65 200 7,87
*) Part of HST suspension system

Land Rover LWB 109" rear

Brand Type Collapsed Extended Stroke Fixing
mm inch mm inch mm inch eye/pin
Land Rover RTC4233 315 12,40 495 19,49 180 7,09
Land Rover RTC4235 285 11,22 465 18,31 180 7,09
Trail & Track 4x4* 716.420 330 12,99 522 20,55 192 7,56
LiP 4x4* 716.18 315 12,40 440 17,32 125 4,92
Ironman 12640GL 332 13,07 551 21,69 219 8,62
Explorer ES3000 / 9000 _21573 350 13,78 550 21,65 200 7,87
*) Part of HST suspension system

Warning! Shock absorbers designed for multi-leaf (Land Rover) springs can NOT be used with parabolic springs. In some cases the oil will overheat due to excessive internal friction since the damping settings of these shock absorbers are not suited for parabolic springs. In some cases these shock absorbers can explode.

Heyste Automotive bv is not liable for any damage to goods and/or persons caused by fitting the above listed shock absorbers.


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