-=- originally posted by csuder99
that caught your attention, right ? ;-)
Given that shock production is only economical in large quantities I was curious who the players are. Here's what I found so far, going by major manufacturers :
Tenneco Automotive - possibly the largest manufacturer.
Owns Monroe and Rancho.
OME shocks are made by 'the only shock manufacturer in Australia' (quote from ARBUSA website). Googling around it turned out to be Tenneco/Monroe.
Monroe is also private brands Explorer Procomp, possibly BDS, and likely many more - if you know chime in !
BTW Monroe USA cranks out 64000 shocks a day.. yes, day !
Arvin Meritor - Gabriel brand, no info on private brands.
Tokico - has production in US, mostly for OEM. Claims no private brand in the US.
Doetsch - used by RE, others ?
Edelbrock - private brands ?
Sachs - does OEM for Jeep.
Koni - no presence in 4x4 market ?
Purpose of this whole excercise is to tell fact from fiction when it comes to shocks bundled with lift kits. Ideally we kick off an informative thread and end up with a 'Who makes who's' list. Wouldn't be surprised if it's Tenneco most of the time...