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Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by LONO100, March 23, 2011.

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  1. LONO100

    LONO100 Well-Known Member

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    hey all, i just purchased a 2003 sport trac XLT 4x2 and i love it. im looking for some good aftermarket shocks for a reasonable price that will help reduce sway, stiffen the ride on the freeway and in town but will still be able to handle occasional off-roading and trips up to the mountains. any suggestions?

    thanks
     
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    Monroe Sensa Tracs.
     
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    On my old '96 Expl. I ran Monroe Reflexes. Great shock for that vehicle.
     
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    I have Rancho RS5000 series on mine, they are not pricey and I off road my truck once in a while. Many others on here have the same shocks.
     
  8. LONO100

    LONO100 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the suggestions everyone. im going to check all these out.
     
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    ncranchero Co-moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    If you are going to do any towing I'd suggest looking into the Monroe Max-Air for the rear. Sport Tracs will sag quite a bit once loaded. I have them on mine and they do the job for the occasional towing I do.
     
  10. LONO100

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    i looked into the shocks you all suggested and the monroe sensa tracs seem to fit what im looking for the best. i also found some comparable gabriel's for a little bit cheaper than the monroe sensa tracks. anybody have any thoughts on gabriel brand shocks?
     
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    I have Gagriel ultras and they are very stiff. too stiff. I find them nice on the highway, but on bumpy roads I'm not happy with them.
     
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    just ordered sensa-tracs for the front and monroe max-air for the rear along with moog end links front and rear. $179 off amazon.
     
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    thanks flushot, very helpful. i think i might mix n match on my setup too. i might go with sensa-tracs up front and the monroe max air's that ranchero suggested to keep my back end from sagging when im towing. gotta make sure this all lines up first. thanks everyone.
     






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