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Don't they have a different shock system on the Mohave? I seem to remember seeing a Mohave youtube video of the whole truck raising and lowering on air shocks automatically like a Range Rover. That system should retrofit the Borrego.

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Update: Last weekend I jacked-up the Borrego and removed the right rear shock. 'Took measurements, etc, and have sent the data to some online shock absorber companies to try and find alternatives.

And for the record... We also own an '04 MINI Cooper S, have owned a '93 Corvette, and a '99 Chevy S10 ZR2 (Bilstein-equipped). I'm used to stiff suspension!

...Wait to see what these online folks come back with.
Let me know what you find also please, I am looking to lift my Mohave at least 2".
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I just put new Bilstein shocks on my 2004 Toyota Tacoma (plus a 2.5" lift ). It has 77,000 miles on it and was due. I cannot tell you enough how much of a difference the Bilsteins make over the stock shocks (albiet the stocks were worn). Bumps that were rattling through the cabin are now being eaten up by the shocks. It's like driving a new vehicle. Now, Bilstein doesn't make a direct application for the Borrego, or any Kia vehicle for that matter. You can probably send them the specs and see if they have something that will work. The better bet might be to wait for Koni to come up with a shock. They already make Heavy Tracks shocks for the Sportage and Sorrento.
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Contacted Bilstein - North America and they said they don't make shocks for the Borrego yet, try again later. I'm not holding my breath for that one.
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I did an internet search for shock absorbers and the only hits I got were for the Rancho shocks. As these shocks tend to be very heavy duty, I doubt they would be much better than the stock shocks. But ya never know.
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OK... here's what I'm looking at now:



Koni North America - ITT - Raid

They make them for the Sorrento and Sportage... contacting them to see if they can help. Just waiting now...

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No surprise... Koni's not available for the Borrego.

However, with the min/max travel and the mounting fitment data, they might be able to do the job. More digging to do.
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Just "talking out loud"...

Here's some specs for the Borrego:

Front shock stroke: 99.0mm
Front coil free-height: 358.4mm (Yellow Blue) / 357.2mm (Green Blue)

Rear shock stroke: 136.6mm
Rear coil free-height: 297.1mm (Blue)

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Sorrento 2006

Front shock stroke: 112.0mm
Front coil free-height: 341.1mm

Rear shock stroke: 179.0mm
Rear coil free-height: 359.4mm

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Koni's Heavy Tracks are made for the 06 Sportage... and the stroke is greater on the Sorrento... which is good news.
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Borrego Shock Absorbers - any updates on aftermarket availability?

Any updates on aftermarket availability for a smoother ride? Thanks.
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thanks for the info, i too dislike the roughness of the ride.
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