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I need to reverse a shock number…

I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were
for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems to
let me search from the model.

I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could do
that for me?

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  1. admin says:

    On Sep 23, 1:45 pm, "rdoc" <b…@this.net> wrote:

    > I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    > I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were
    > for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems to
    > let me search from the model.

    > I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could do
    > that for me?

    Call Monroe or a local auto parts shop and they shoudl be able to look
    uo which vehicles it is used on.

  2. admin says:

    rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
    <q76dnSGzGonpO2vbnZ2dnUVZ_hisn…@giganews.com>…

    > I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    > I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were
    > for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems
    to
    > let me search from the model.

    > I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could
    do
    > that for me?

    I’ve got the catalog…….

    20801 fits the front on a ton of 1950s-to-1990s GM full-size, Chevy Van,
    1950s-to-1990s Ford full-size, etc.

    20803 fits the rear on some AMC, a lot of full-size GM, ’50s-to-’90s Fords,
    some Toyotas, etc.

    Does that hit anything you own or have owned?

  3. admin says:

    "*" <nos…@this.addy.com> wrote in message

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    > rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
    > <q76dnSGzGonpO2vbnZ2dnUVZ_hisn…@giganews.com>…
    >> I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    >> I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were

    >> for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems
    > to
    >> let me search from the model.

    >> I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could
    > do
    >> that for me?

    > I’ve got the catalog…….

    > 20801 fits the front on a ton of 1950s-to-1990s GM full-size, Chevy Van,
    > 1950s-to-1990s Ford full-size, etc.

    > 20803 fits the rear on some AMC, a lot of full-size GM, ’50s-to-’90s
    > Fords,
    > some Toyotas, etc.

    > Does that hit anything you own or have owned?

    In a few instances, but… the common theme with fronts *and* backs might
    have been a Monte Carlo and the time frame I might guess I scavenged them up
    would match that as well… does that jive with your book?

    Bottom line: What I’m wondering is… can I use the 20803′s on my 90 Olds
    Ciera? They look a lot alike at a glance (without the old ones removed).

  4. admin says:

    On Sep 23, 1:45 pm, "rdoc" <b…@this.net> wrote:

    > I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    > I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were
    > for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems to
    > let me search from the model.

    > I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could do
    > that for me?

    cross it to a Gabriel part number, Gabriel lets you do a reverse
    lookup on application.

    nate

  5. admin says:

    "N8N" <njna…@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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    > On Sep 23, 1:45 pm, "rdoc" <b…@this.net> wrote:
    >> I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    >> I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they were
    >> for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only seems
    >> to
    >> let me search from the model.

    >> I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that could
    >> do
    >> that for me?

    > cross it to a Gabriel part number, Gabriel lets you do a reverse
    > lookup on application.

    > nate

    Thanks.
    Good idea but it doesn’t see it as a valid number… even though the shock
    clearly has Monroe stamped in it.

  6. admin says:

    rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
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    > "*" <nos…@this.addy.com> wrote in message
    > news:01c7fe17$b3299c20$2490c3d8@race…

    > > rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
    > > <q76dnSGzGonpO2vbnZ2dnUVZ_hisn…@giganews.com>…
    > >> I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    > >> I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they
    were

    > >> for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only
    seems
    > > to
    > >> let me search from the model.

    > >> I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that
    could
    > > do
    > >> that for me?

    > > I’ve got the catalog…….

    > > 20801 fits the front on a ton of 1950s-to-1990s GM full-size, Chevy
    Van,
    > > 1950s-to-1990s Ford full-size, etc.

    > > 20803 fits the rear on some AMC, a lot of full-size GM, ’50s-to-’90s
    > > Fords,
    > > some Toyotas, etc.

    > > Does that hit anything you own or have owned?

    > In a few instances, but… the common theme with fronts *and* backs might
    > have been a Monte Carlo and the time frame I might guess I scavenged them
    up
    > would match that as well… does that jive with your book?

    Actually, the 1970-1988 Monte Carlos called for the 20802….which had
    diffeernt mounts.

    > Bottom line: What I’m wondering is… can I use the 20803′s on my 90 Olds
    > Ciera? They look a lot alike at a glance (without the old ones removed).

    The 1990 Olds Cutlass Ciera calls for a 20897 in the Regal-Ride line.

    The 20897 has the following specifications:

    Upper Mount: S
    Lower Mount: LS 7

    Compressed length: 16.125"
    Extended length" 21.0"
    Travel: 4.875"
    Parts pack: P1134

    The 20803 that you have, has the following specifications:

    Upper mount: S
    Lower mount: L1/CP3

    Compressed Length: 12.750"
    Extended length:21.375"
    Travel: 8.625"

    Parts pack:P576/P1134

    The "S" upper mounts are simply studs. While there are different-sized
    studs, chances are that the bushing kits would make up any differences.

    The "LS 7" Lower mount on the "897", is a 10mm i.d. X 1-5/8 long steel
    sleeve inside a rubber bushing.

    The L1/CP3 lower mount on the "803" is a rubber bushing with a cantilever
    pin that is designed to bolt into the hanger on the rear axle housing –
    replacing the OEM setup.

    While you might be able to cobble your shock to fit the Ciera, the part
    that would concern me would be the shock travel. The "803" closes down a
    lot more than the "897", and there COULD be some bottoming out of
    suspension components there.

    Add in that the "803" was designed for a full-sized (REALLY full-sized cars
    of the ’50s through ’80s), rear-wheel-drive car, installing it on a much
    lighter, Front-wheel-drive car will, in all likelihood, result in an
    unpredictability in handling, braking, etc.

    You’re talking the "Regal-Ride" line of shocks here that sell for $12.95
    each ($9.95 on sale) at the local DIY, retail auto parts stores…..hardly
    worth the effort to swap them around.

  7. admin says:

    "*" <nos…@this.addy.com> wrote in message

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    > rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
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    >> "*" <nos…@this.addy.com> wrote in message
    >> news:01c7fe17$b3299c20$2490c3d8@race…

    >> > rdoc <b…@this.net> wrote in article
    >> > <q76dnSGzGonpO2vbnZ2dnUVZ_hisn…@giganews.com>…
    >> >> I need to do a sort of reverse lookup for a Monroe shock number.

    >> >> I have some new shocks here that I do not remember what vehicle they
    > were

    >> >> for. I know the Monroe number (20803 and 20801) but their site only
    > seems
    >> > to
    >> >> let me search from the model.

    >> >> I need to search from the part number… Any ideas on a site that
    > could
    >> > do
    >> >> that for me?

    >> > I’ve got the catalog…….

    >> > 20801 fits the front on a ton of 1950s-to-1990s GM full-size, Chevy
    > Van,
    >> > 1950s-to-1990s Ford full-size, etc.

    >> > 20803 fits the rear on some AMC, a lot of full-size GM, ’50s-to-’90s
    >> > Fords,
    >> > some Toyotas, etc.

    >> > Does that hit anything you own or have owned?

    >> In a few instances, but… the common theme with fronts *and* backs might

    >> have been a Monte Carlo and the time frame I might guess I scavenged them
    > up
    >> would match that as well… does that jive with your book?

    > Actually, the 1970-1988 Monte Carlos called for the 20802….which had
    > diffeernt mounts.

    >> Bottom line: What I’m wondering is… can I use the 20803′s on my 90 Olds

    >> Ciera? They look a lot alike at a glance (without the old ones removed).

    > The 1990 Olds Cutlass Ciera calls for a 20897 in the Regal-Ride line.

    > The 20897 has the following specifications:

    > Upper Mount: S
    > Lower Mount: LS 7

    > Compressed length: 16.125"
    > Extended length" 21.0"
    > Travel: 4.875"
    > Parts pack: P1134

    > The 20803 that you have, has the following specifications:

    > Upper mount: S
    > Lower mount: L1/CP3

    > Compressed Length: 12.750"
    > Extended length:21.375"
    > Travel: 8.625"

    > Parts pack:P576/P1134

    > The "S" upper mounts are simply studs. While there are different-sized
    > studs, chances are that the bushing kits would make up any differences.

    > The "LS 7" Lower mount on the "897", is a 10mm i.d. X 1-5/8 long steel
    > sleeve inside a rubber bushing.

    > The L1/CP3 lower mount on the "803" is a rubber bushing with a cantilever
    > pin that is designed to bolt into the hanger on the rear axle housing –
    > replacing the OEM setup.

    > While you might be able to cobble your shock to fit the Ciera, the part
    > that would concern me would be the shock travel. The "803" closes down a
    > lot more than the "897", and there COULD be some bottoming out of
    > suspension components there.

    > Add in that the "803" was designed for a full-sized (REALLY full-sized
    > cars
    > of the ’50s through ’80s), rear-wheel-drive car, installing it on a much
    > lighter, Front-wheel-drive car will, in all likelihood, result in an
    > unpredictability in handling, braking, etc.

    > You’re talking the "Regal-Ride" line of shocks here that sell for $12.95
    > each ($9.95 on sale) at the local DIY, retail auto parts stores…..hardly
    > worth the effort to swap them around.

    That’s a lot of info… thank you. I can’t figure what the heck I got these
    for… or remember where. I probably snagged them at a swap, but who knows
    what for.

    Anyhow… I’m not rigging anything when it comes to brakes, steering or
    suspension (everything else is game:-). They either fit or don’t and I guess
    they don’t.

    Thanks again!

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