Here is the part number info for the NIVOMAT Self Leveling Shocks...
Also, if you look at the bottom of the shock, where it mounts to the suspension, there is about a 3/4" post that comes out from the bottom of ths shock tube and connects to the "eye' that the bolt goes through. If the mouting "eye" is welded drectly to the shock tube, you don't have self leveling shocks.
Hope this helps,
Last edited by diboblo; 08-18-2008 at 12:13 AM.
So can anyone just install these on a 300C that doesn't have them already? Any alterations needed or is it just a straight install?
Are the springs any different? Are they a different part number?
Yeah, the springs are a different part number. They didn't appear to be any longer, shorter. I'm sure they have a different spring rate...
I was fortunate enough to purchase a complete set of shocks and springs from a NVRDUN. We tow a small camp trailer with our Magnum and the shocks and springs really improve the handling and stance of the car with the trailer attached.
The PN is for a Magnum Nivomat.
I recently bought a set of Nivomats & rear springs for my '05 Magnum R/T from someone who'd lowered their '05 Magnum. I also looked up the part numbers I received in the 2006 Magnum/300 (LX) parts PDF & after decoding all the build options, verified that they're correct & didn't change between '05 & '06 Magnums. They are:
SHOCK ABSORBER, Suspension: 4895 563AA
Spring, Rear Coil: 4895 538AA
I've had my lift tied up with another project, so broke down & scheduled a local shop to install them tomorrow.
Why am I doing this? I bought the Magnum to tow things. First my pop-up camper, & now we've bought a JAYCO Jay Feather Ex-Port 17Z camper that weighs in at 2900 lbs dry.
I hope this helps someone else doing converting to the tow package suspension as it took me about 3 evenings of digging to find & verify the part#s. Seems there's a lot of bogus info out there!
BTW, the Charger load leveling package DOES NOT FIT the Magnum: the ride heights & suspension dimensions are different.
Last edited by Verell; 03-17-2010 at 12:13 AM.
I have Charger SRT8 nivomats with Magnum SRT8 rear springs (with Charger SRT8 front spings/shocks) on my '05 Mag. RT. They're the same rear spring rate, just 1/2-3/4" taller. Car rides and sits just like a factory Magnum SRT8.
From all i've read, the Nivomats work off the spring rate for leveling, and the spring height sets the ride height(as with any other vehicle). My car would ride like a brick truck if this weren't true.
Last edited by jg; 03-17-2010 at 10:22 PM.