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Can anyone I.D. these rear shocks???

I had these on a car I bought way back in 2001, some kind of spring "booster" attached to the rear shocks.

The spring is removable, it is NOT a coil over type shock, as it is used with leaf springs. Spring compression is NOT adjustable.

Cannot find any identifying names or numbers anywhere on them.

Any idea's ????

Shock on the left of first pic. is assembled, shock in center has spring removed. and on the right is just the spring.

Bottom pic just shows a closer up pic of the shock with the spring removed.

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I don't knowwho made the ones in the pics but they look like they were spring boosters used to help out when your springs sagged. I think some of them were also called load levelers.

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They look like the "load leveler" style shocks mentioned..sometimes referred to as "boosters" too. I have yet to see a shock that didn't have some # stamped into the metal housing, it may be under the rubber insulator. That should tell at least the manufacturer. They are different than most I have seen since they have chrome springs, that makes me think they aren't really old(60s-70s), so if you can find the numbers on the body( the corrosion sometimes forms in them and needs wire brushed to see them) you can probably find them in a current catalog.
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Monroe made them for years. For both front and rear of many cars.
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