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68 S-code GT
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Posts: 3835
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 06-28-2006 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Looking for a new set of shocks since I still have the originals in the back and the Gabriels up front has one of the bushings gone. I use the truck as a daily driver with not much towing or heavy hauling. I wouldnít mind it if I still had the OEM ride to it but a little firmer is ok I guess.

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC Bla-Bla-Bla
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

73torinoqcode
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Posts: 515
From: Buffalo,NY,USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-28-2006 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode        Reply w/Quote
All Ranchos are Buy 3 get one free now til end of this month. I have had good luck with mine. Sams Off Road has the best prices I have found.

Stewart
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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 06-28-2006 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
Bilsteins are my shock of choice. They came standard on the 01+ Lightnings (I have a '99 and upgraded) and I just ordered 4 Bilsteins for my wifes 4x4 PSD Excursion.

Stewart

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68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 3835
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 06-30-2006 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Anybody using the Monroe Reflex shocks?

68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 07-25-2006 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Going by the recommendations on the Ford Truck site, Iím going to try the reflex shocks. Iíll report back when I get them on whether I like them or not.

Moneypit
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Posts: 167
From: Sacramento CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 07-27-2006 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneypit        Reply w/Quote
I installed a set on the wife's 97 Explorer. We like them.

68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 09-09-2006 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Well I got them on the front but after seven New Jersey winters I cant get the Nuts off the top of the rear ones. Boy, they donít give you much room to get anything on there. I wish I had a torch so I could cut them off but maybe I can use a nut splitter on it.

Anybody have a way to get a tough set of rear shocks off of a 99 150?

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC (now toploader with 3.70 Traction Loc & 2.5" rear drums)
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

69 Sportsroof
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Posts: 2814
From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 09-10-2006 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof        Reply w/Quote
I just changed the rears on my 02 Supercrew and wound up having to put a box end wrench over the nut and then turning the shock tube to get it off due to the limited space to move a wrench. Have you soaked the nut and stud with PB Blaster? That helped too.

68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 09-10-2006 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Lots of PB on there. I guess Iíll get a pipe wrench on there and give it a go. I tried to use one of those ratcheting box wrenches but would barely get one click on there.

What do you do about getting things tightened back up?

MLariviere
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Posts: 4235
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 09-20-2006 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
I put a set of Monroe GasMatics on my wife's '00 Explorer last week. It made a huge difference in ride and handling,since it has 100k on it. The tops of the rears were hard to get at,but got easier when I took the spare off. Would that help you?

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