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Super Duty Shock Replacement
So I was driving today and hit a bump that snuck up on me. I heard a clunk from the front end. From then on, at every bump, I hear a small clunk coming from the front passenger side. When I got to my destination, checked the shock and I can move it side to side at the joint of the boot and the body - needless to say it is shot. So now I am in the market for new shocks - I probably should do all 4 but would hurt to do just the front ones to save some cash now?
I have read that Bilstein's are a good shock for these trucks, any other brands I should look into purchasing?
Would NAPA supply a good shock for a replacement?
If you have any suggestions on where to buy them from, please let me know.
Also, are they hard to replace. Unbolt the old one, and bolt the new one in, making sure that I keep it compressed until I need to bolt it in. Can I leave the tires on the ground? I have never changed them before.
Thanks for all the advice in advance!
2006 Ford F-350 6.0
Crew Cab Lariat Short Box./4" exhaust/SCT X4 7015 (White Noise)/Autometer Boost and Fuel Pressure(Strictly Adapter)/Edge Insight CTS2/FICM Repair.com Complete Wire Kit/08+ Rear Differential Cover/B&W Goosneck hitch/Sinister Coolant Filter/High Idle/Blue Spring/Purchased 2/28/2014
2002 Ford F-350 7.3
Crew Cab Lariat Short Box, SOLD 2/24/2014