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post #1 of 13 Old 08-09-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well, yall going down US 23 south yesterday. All of a sudden my front passenger side of my truck started bouncing. Well I get to my destination, got out and checked the front shocks. Well the passenger side broke completely off the upper shock mount.

Well I zip tied it to the mount. Then today I replaced them with the cheap Monroe Reflex Shocks with lifetime warranty. Well it was kinda of a pain. Reason being the lower mount was pinched. So after I got it spread apart it went back together rather easily.

Well now I have a smooth ride again. It is amazing how new shocks feel. Maybe next weekend I will do the rear.


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I still need to replace mine too .. just haven't bought them yet I want bilsteins but they are too pricey..

maybe if I tell the wife I want a set she will get them for me as she seems to find all the good deals, like her buying my wheel flares and leaves it on my kitchen table for me to find when I get home form work

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Amazing how good shocks feel... I have my Rancho 9000's, stock ones didnt
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I still need to replace mine too .. just haven't bought them yet I want bilsteins but they are too pricey..

maybe if I tell the wife I want a set she will get them for me as she seems to find all the good deals, like her buying my wheel flares and leaves it on my kitchen table for me to find when I get home form work
Have you checked eshocks.com? Seem reasonably priced.

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well i put mine off till one actually broke and that was not cool. Doing 70 mph down the highway and the passanger side of the truck just starts bouncing on you.


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I have 165,000 miles on it and it has the stock shocks still they need to be changed

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Putting 4600 bilsteins on the front on a 2wd SuperDuty are a pain in the azz. Especially the passanger side. Drivers side is a pain as well and I've done it twice. One shock blew with 3K miles on it.
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Putting 4600 bilsteins on the front on a 2wd SuperDuty are a pain in the azz. Especially the passanger side. Drivers side is a pain as well and I've done it twice. One shock blew with 3K miles on it.
how come its so much of a pain in the arse?

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how come its so much of a pain in the arse?
I'm sure you know what the factory shocks look like. Fixed nut below the mount and nut on the top that threads down the stud. To take it off you put a wrench on the bottom nut and hold it in place and loosen the top one. The Bilsteins only have one nut and to hold the shock in place you use an allen key to hold the shock while you tighten the nut and you place it on top of the stud from inside the engine compartment. There is no room on the passanger side and the drivers side barly has enough room. Good thing I still has girly hands
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well thats a great set up

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