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post #1 of 34 Old 05-30-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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why do some trucks have staggered rear shocks, while others are on the same side?

Why did ford do that-The optimum mounting is one on each side of the axle, but I have noticed some shortbed trucks are both mounted towards the rear? It seems like a crap shoot too-My 05 has them staggered (crewcab shortbed) but my 04 has them both facing the rear (ccsb as well). What gives? Is it a clearance thing? Most ecsb seem to both be mounted towards the rear-is it a space thing?
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Staggered shocks is seen as an improvement. As is mounting them farther apart.
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I've always wondered this myself.

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I understand this-but what I'm asking is why, for example, does truck A have staggered rear shocks, while truck B does not. It would make sense if it was based on cab configuration, but like I said, I have seen identical trucks where one will be staggered, and one will have both shocks to the rear of the differential.
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Also curious...my 04 crew cab 8ft bed are both toward the rear when I did my lift they sent me the brackets for staggered and the pro comp technical support guy had no idea what I was talking about

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I have a 03 extend cab long bed and mine are both to the rear. maybe depends on what day of the week it was made on!!
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The staggered setup is to help with axle wrap. Don't know why they aren't all like that.
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I believe Ford started staggering shocks in 05 when they changed the body style. Which would explain why your 05 has them and your 04 does not. No positive but I think thats what why.

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the shocks on my early 99 are staggered (ccsb) as well!
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I think the shocks on my 95 were staggered. Cant remember exactly. But i'm pretty sure my brother's 84 chevy has them staggered.

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