Al-ko IRS Shock Absorber

Al-ko IRS Shock Absorber

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Al-ko IRS Shock Absorber

Al-ko IRS Shock Absorber (Blue) and (Red) are suitable for Al-ko IRS axle groups only.

  • Blue rating is 1350kg per axle (2700kg Tandem Capacity)
  • Red rating is 1800kg per axle (3600kg Tandem Capacity)

IRS shock absorbers operate in reverse to standard shock absorbers and are therefore ineffective for standard beam axles.

Service Agents

Caravan service agents should be checking shock absorbers on all IRS trailers and caravans. We would also recommend this equipment to be installed on IRS suspension installed on boat trailers.

irs blue shock absorberWhen dampeners are worn or lose compression or lose rebound compression, they should be replaced. 

For a long time drivers have been worried about trailer vibrations on uneven roads. Until now, conventional standard shock absorbers have barely delivered a noticeable improvement in driving safety.

They are designed for a weight range that is too large (for example 0 to 4.0 t). Medium trailer weights (2.0 t) achieve optimum damping.

Damping in the lower weight range is excessive, causing trailer bumps and jolts, while the damping in the upper weight range is inadequate.

AL-KO Octagon axle shock absorbers, on the other hand, improve the trailer's drive characteristics and provide optimum damping – thanks to precise, weight-based, tuning.

Purchase beam and off-road shock absorbers here.

For a long time drivers have been worried about trailer vibrations on uneven roads. Until now, conventional standard shock absorbers have barely delivered a noticeable improvement in driving safety.

They are designed for a weight range that is too large (for example 0 to 4.0 t). Optimum damping was only achieved at medium trailer weights (2.0 t).

Damping in the lower weight range is excessive, causing trailer bumps and jolts, while the damping in the upper weight range is inadequate.

AL-KO Octagon axle shock absorbers, on the other hand, improve the trailer's drive characteristics and provide optimum damping – thanks to precise, weight-based, tuning.

Your advantage

  • Ideal damping
  • Direct reduction of dangerous jolts
  • Greater driving stability
  • Greater braking stability
  • Optimum ground contact
  • Ensure next-generation performance

How to replace shock absorbers

Two bolts secure the Alko blue shock absorber into position, and it is a relatively straightforward operation to remove them. To test rebound simply close a fully opened shock absorber. If your blue shock absorber closes efficiently, then it needs replacement.

The tell-tale signs of a worn shock absorber are the degree of stone chips. These stone chips can puncture as mentioned before; however, they are an excellent indication of shock absorber wear.

Specifications

  • Fully Open - 380mm
  • Fully Closed - 250mm
  • Opening Compression - 20% Resistance
  • Closing Rebound - 80% Resistance
  • Bolt Size 12mm
  • Offset Bushes

News article, how long do shock absorbers last.

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Al-ko IRS Shock Absorber

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 10 × 10 cm
IRS Shock Absorber Size

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