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Old 10-28-2010, 08:28 AM
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Dual shock hoops- where you guys getting them?

Where is a good place to pick up a set of dual front shock hoops for the '04 Ex? I already have one new set of Bilsteins, and will obviously pick up a new additional set but looking for the dual hoops. I have a 3.5" hanger kit and getting ready to add the X codes. Any other issues?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:44 AM
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their are a few companies that make them like Fabtech and procomp... i had the fabtech on my truck and didnt like it very much.. i would go with the Pro comp full hoop... what shocks do you currently have?

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:54 AM
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Bilstein 5100's. Am praying I can still use them and just pick up another set...
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What didn't you like about the Fabtech? That is about all I have seen:

00-05 Ford Excursion Dual/Multiple Shock Hoop Kit - eBay (item 250715979051 end time Nov-22-10 14:05:49 PST)
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Out of curiosity, is there a reason you want dual shocks? Just asking because your ride quality is going to deteriorate significantly.
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With the shackle lift plus X codes it sits up a bit, and she already sways. The new rear modded springs helped ride quality and stability a lot, but want to smooth out the front, and have it handle a little better. Being the 6.0 and the Ex in general is so heavy, have been told the duals help out quite a bit. Even with the new 5100's in there she still bounces. Could wait until after I do the X codes, but may end up doing it all at once. Will sacrifice a little ride quality for more stability.
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You only need dual shocks to control giant tires. I ran 46s with single shocks and never noticed that bad of a ride.

Maybe just get some 5150s with light or medium valving.
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From what I have been told, 250's and Excursions ride different, handle different, etc. I run a ~35" tire on an 18" rim. How wide were your 46's? I would assume quite a bit wider than 12". Also, your springs probably had a large part in your handling. I assume replacing my worn out stockers with the X codes will dramatically improve ride quality and handling and may not need the duals as you stated. Might have to do the springs first and go from there...
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I always recomened correctly valved Bilstein duals on a Ex..Only truck I do. We have mounts, Bilsteins and all suspension upgrades for the Ex..

X codes may take longer shocks and will need a adj track bar..
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