Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Putting a 4x4 shock/strut in a 2wd truck, if the 4x4 one is longer, is going to bottom out before hitting the rebound bumpers (please feel free to correct my terminology for this.) This will lead to damage at both ends of the strut and possibly shear something off. Best bet is to look up the strut/shock part numbers for both vehicles and compare. If the same part number is used for both across several websites then go for it. If not, then more intricate technical specifications need to be examined. Length extended, length collapsed, diameters, bolt configurations, support hardware, etc...
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