Suzuki Sidekick – Geo Tracker Shock Options

Have you done a 2-inch lift on your Geo Tracker / Suzuki Sidekick and need longer shocks?

If you look at the stock Monroe shocks below, you’ll see that they are from 11-1/2″ to 12-1/4″ compressed, and 18-1/4″ extended with 6-1/8″ to 6-3/4″ of travel.

So we need to find a shock with a 13-1/2″ to 14-1/4″ compressed length, at least 20-1/4″ extended length, and 8″ to 8-3/4″ travel to work with a 2-inch lift.

Here is a list of shocks in that size range that offer the same mounting style as your stock rear shocks (LS26 / S4):

 

Stock

Shock

Model

Part Number

Vehicle Application Compressed Length Extended Length Travel Length
Monroe OE Spectrum 37070
1992-1995 Suzuki Sidekick
1989-1997 Geo Tracker
1998-2004 Chevy Tracker
12-1/4″ 18-1/4″ 6-1/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32316
1989-1997 Geo Tracker
1989-1998 Suzuki Sidekick
1999-2004 Suzuki Vitara
11-1/2″ 18-1/4″ 6-3/4″
Other
Shock Model Part Number

Vehicle Application

Compressed Length Extended Length Travel Length
Monroe Sensa-Trac 37117 1992-2014 Ford E-150 Rear 13-1/2″ 22″ 8-1/2″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 37132 1997-2003 Ford F-150 2WD Rear 14-1/4″ 23-7/8″ 9-5/8″
Monroe Gas-Magnum 34761 1992-2014 Ford E-150 Van Rear 13-1/8″ 21-3/4″ 8-5/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic 32378 1978-1979 Ford Bronco / F-150 13-1/4″ 21-1/4″ 8″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 58625 2008-2014 Ford E-150 Rear 13-3/8″ 22-1/8″ 8-3/4″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 58628 1997-2003 Ford F-150 Rear 2WD 14-1/4″ 23-7/8″ 9-5/8″
Monroe Reflex Truck 911132 1997-2003 Ford F-150 Rear 2WD 14-1/4″ 23-7/8″ 9-5/8″
Monroe Reflex Truck 911536 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler  Front 14″ 21-15/16″ 7-29/32″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 5861 1980-1988 Ford Thunderbird Rear 14-3/4″ 23-3/4″ 9″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32162 1980-1988 Ford Thunderbird Rear 14-1/8″ 23-5/8″ 9-1/2″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32268 2008-2011 Ford E-150 Van Rear 13-1/8″ 21-3/4″ 8-5/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32284 1976-1979 Ford F-150 4×4 Front 13-7/8″ 22-3/4″ 8-7/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32303 1997-2004 Ford F-150 2WD Rear 13-7/8″ 23-3/4″ 9-7/8″
Monroe Gas Magnum 34656 1997-2004 Ford F-150 2WD Rear 14-3/8″ 24-1/4″ 9-7/8″

What About The Crown Vic & Mustang Shocks?

You’ve probably seen people recommend the Ford Crown Victoria or Ford Mustang shocks.

Again, If you look at the stock Monroe shocks below, you’ll see that they are from 11-1/2″ to 12-1/4″ compressed, and 18-1/4″ extended with 6-1/8″ to 6-3/4″ of travel.

There are (4) Crown Victoria shocks that have a 12-1/8″ to 12-1/2″ compressed length with a 20″ to 20-1’8″ extended length, and 7-1/2″ to 7-7/8″ of travel. Really, these may be better suited for a 1-inch lift.

The 1994-2004 Ford Mustang rear shocks are 14-1/2″ compressed and extend to 19-1/8″, but only offer 4-5/8″ of travel. Won’t work.

The other Mustang shocks listed may also be best suited for a 1-inch lift.

 

Stock
Shock Shock Model Part Number Vehicle Application Compressed Length Extended Length Travel Length
Monroe OE Spectrum 37070
1992-1995 Suzuki Sidekick Rear
1989-1997 Geo Tracker Rear
1998-2004 Chevy Tracker Rear
12-1/4″ 18-1/4″ 6-1/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32316
1989-1997 Geo Tracker Rear
1989-1998 Suzuki Sidekick Rear
1999-2004 Suzuki Vitara Rear
11-1/2″ 18-1/4″ 6-3/4″
Crown Vic
Shock Shock Model Part Number

Vehicle Application

Compressed Length

Extended Length

Travel Length

Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 33128 1983-2002 Ford LTD / Crown Victoria Rear 12-1/8″ 19-1/2″ 7-3/8″
Monroe Gas Magnum 550011 1983-1986 & 1992-2002 Crown Vic Rear 12-3/8″ 20″ 7-5/8″
Monroe Severe Service 550018 2003-2011 Ford Crown-Vic /Police Rear 12-1/2″ 20″ 7-1/2″
Monroe Severe Service 550055 2003-2011 Ford Crown Victoria Rear 12-3/8″ 20-1/8″ 7-3/4″
Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Sensing 58568 1980-2002 Ford Crown Victoria Rear 12-3/8″ 19-7/8″ 7-1/2″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 5961 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria 12-1/8″: 20″ 7-7/8″

Mustang

Shock Shock Model Part Number Vehicle Application Compressed Length Extended Length Travel Length
Monroe Sensa-Trac 5783 2005-2014 Ford Mustang Rear 12-1/2″ 20″ 7-1/2″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 5968 1994-2004 Ford Mustang Rear 14-1/2″ 19-1/8″ 4-5/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 33137 1994-2004 Ford Mustang Rear 14-1/2″ 19-1/8″ 4-5/8″
Monroe Sensa-Trac 5845 1985-1993 Ford Mustang Rear 12-1/4″ 20-1/8″ 7-7/8″
Monroe Monro-Matic Plus 32202 1984-1993 Ford Mustang Rear 12-1/8″ 19-3/4″ 7-5/8″

Another discovered option is the 1989 Chevy Cavalier – 13.06 compressed – 21.92 extended – 8.86 travel

Want Shocks For A 3-Inch Lift?

The 2001-2007 Ford Escape takes a rear Monro Sensa-Trac P/N 37217, but it has a 5/8″ (16mm) ID lower sleeve versus the Tracker 12mm, and is 1-9/16″ wide versus the Trackers 1-1/2″. It is 15-1/4″ compressed, 25-1/8″ extended, and has 9-7/8″ of travel.

The 1997-2003 Ford F-150 takes a rear Monroe Monro-Matic Plus P/N 32305 that is 15-5/8″ compressed, 27-1/4″ extended, and has 11-5/8″ of travel.