Does anyone "know" exactly which shock absorber is a factory replacement for
a 1998 Dodge Dakota, V8, Ext. Cab, 2-Wheel Drive, Automatic?
The dealer tells me they have 2 shocks for this vehicle. One costs $97.95
ea. and the other costs $37.95 ea. Both are replacement shocks, so they
said. That is a huge difference in price and I must assume a huge
difference in quality/ride as well. I asked if the cheaper shock would make
my truck ride like I have a solid steel rod for a shock was installed or not
and they said it would not. When I asked them if I could return them if it
did make my truck ride bad and they told me no. They assume I will just
take their word for it and move on because they are the dealer and I am not.
Which "after market" shock will be a direct replacement for the OEM shocks?
I know Dodge doesn't make shocks and the OEM stamping comes form a shock
manufacturer. It is that manufacturer part number I want.