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Old 09-11-2010, 02:37 PM
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New brake pads, fuel filter and shocks today

Used carbon-metallic pads, WIX filter and Monroe Reflex shocks.

Seems to work fine. There's no seat of the pants WOW, but it's pretty tame stuff I suppose.

Took about 3 hours for me in the driveway, but I don't get in a big hurry really.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:42 PM
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How do you like the shocks so far?
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:47 PM
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i have put on the reflex shocks on my two other trucks. my current one has them on all ready. they seem to work really well right away, but seem to wear out quickly. i only put 25k on them on my 03 and i could tell that they were not the same as when i put them on. i am going with bilsteins next time....
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I've read generally positive reviews of the Monroes and nothing but good about the Bilsteins. In fact, I have a set on my GMC. However, these were available OTC and have a lifetime warranty. Sounds like every 2 years, I'll take them in for a new set.

I also put Firestone HT tires - my buddy has a dealership. Truck rides pretty well for what it is.
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I'd get that damn Wix fuel filter out of there in a hurry...before you run into problems.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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WIX is bad? First I've heard of that. I searched and didn't see anything definitive on fuel filters. Can you point me towards the good ones or tell me what to look out for on the WIX that's in there?
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Never heard negative on WIX either. Never run one myself though.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:11 PM
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You want to run motorcraft...for sure. I ran a wix filter...not even a thousand miles later, I had a dead injector. My buddy ran a wix filter also, and his truck left him on the side of the road. Had it towed to the dealership, they said it was the Wix filter that caused it...put in a motorcraft one and it ran fine. Granted we both have 6.0s, but don't think that really matters in this instance.

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:55 PM
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Hmm-can't say anything about wix, fram,purilator-always run motorcraft on mine-get it at walmart-same part # as ford
Shocks? Hope all works out for you
The local off-road shop near me sets up ambo's all the time and swears by Rancho RSX shocks.
I put them on mine and ride has been pretty good--Been 5 years now
But always do homework before buying anything
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