Gas shocks are far superior and longer lasting than oil filled shocks. EMPI gas charged performance shocks will improve handling and stability because they adjust to varying road conditions automatically. On smooth roads the shock piston travels freely for a comfortable ride, on rough road surfaces the shock piston compresses more rapidly and the shock responds faster to maintain tire/road surface contact. EMPI’s new gas charged performance shocks are specifically designed and engineered for the VW Beetle. Finished in bright white. EMPI shocks are sold individually boxed. Compressed overall length 11in – fully extended 14-1/4in.