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How to find correct size shocks for lifted trucks

Heard some extra noise in the rear yesterday when going over bumps and found my rear shocks are about to fall off due to worn shock bushings. Questions are can i buy just the bushings serperate? Also i was thinking about putting some new rancho or pro comp shocks on the back. How can i find the correct sizes since the stock size will not fit.

97 F350 XLT CC LB 4x4 7.3psd 5spd White/Tan
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-Welds w/40in. Rockers
-Warn hubs
-LSD w/4.56 gears
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u can find better bushings for most shocks

and any decent retailer can get u shocks with a mount to mount measurement

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Eye to eye measurements with the truck sitting on level ground. Give him your spring rates or brand....any info u may have of them. And the number of shocks per location and call cary at ct performance, also a bilsten shock will be a much better shock then any rancho, or pro comp. Depending on your weights, spring rates and number of shocks will depend on what series shock and valving he recomends

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Thanks. So far i found bds shocks to be way to expensive. Ranchos site was hard to use. Pro comp has some es1000 shocks from summit at 30 a pop which seems like a great deal. Are they crap shocks?

97 F350 XLT CC LB 4x4 7.3psd 5spd White/Tan
-Straight Piped
-6637 Intake
-8in. Lift
-Welds w/40in. Rockers
-Warn hubs
-LSD w/4.56 gears
-Leather bucket seats
-Rhino lined
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yes I have a set layin in the back yard they were chit IMHO

I like the Ranch adjustable Bilsteins aren't my style

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Solved my problem. Found a great place off ebay in zeeland MI.4x4 everything. Ordered a set of BDS shocks front and rear for a lifted 350 with boots and ties for 220 shipped. Normal price on bds website would be 1100. Really lucked out. Have bds steering stabilizers, thats why i wanted bds originally but when i looked at their site and saw 250 per shock i was like no way. Ebay really comes in handy sometimes.

97 F350 XLT CC LB 4x4 7.3psd 5spd White/Tan
-Straight Piped
-6637 Intake
-8in. Lift
-Welds w/40in. Rockers
-Warn hubs
-LSD w/4.56 gears
-Leather bucket seats
-Rhino lined
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