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post #1 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Schock Related Question

I'm about to replace the front shocks on my 2003 Excursion, I was looking at the set up last night and it looks pretty straight forward, looking at the top portion it appears that my truck has a long dust cover ( I'm not sure if that's the correct name) which is attached by what appears rubber taps or rubber screws, I try to remove one and I can tell already that they are going to break.

How do you remove them without breaking them? Do you replace them? I don't see any other way to get to the upper shock nut without removing this cover.

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That doesn't look like a Excursion.. as it has the coil sprung front end, did you swap the front end with a truck?. All excursion came from factory with leaf spring fronts. any how you would either remove those top nuts from the engine compartment or pull the plastic fender liner .. the fender retainers may be like plastic rivnuts.. earlier trucks have tiny screws...

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Thanks, As far as I know is all original, I purchase that truck with 20K so I really don't know now that you mention this
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2WD??


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Yes, is a 2003 Eddie Bauer 6.0/ 2WD
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For some reason my truck don' like anything that is aftermarket Ordered my new front Bilstein Part Number 24-185448, and Im having trouble undertsanding what is going on, with the boot installed this thing simply won't fit. t not only the boot but witht the boot spacer, can I leave that boot out?
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Ah 2wd, I've never seen one up close. My BAD. Sorry. As for fitment, you may need to play with it. most shocks don't include detailed instructions etc.. you compress the shocks a few times before install. You Excursion looks really clean , nice find.
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Thanks!!I'm a clean freak so I try my best to keep her looking good, I love this Beast, well I'll see what the outcome is, maybe return this shocks and install OEM.
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Job done, WOW, the passanger side was a Pita!
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