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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by jlsparky7, June 16, 2011.

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      jlsparky7 Well-Known Member

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      Wasn't exactly sure where to post this so here it is. Couple vids I shot yesterday. These vids were done on my ranger but its pretty much the same idea. Comments and subscriptions are appreciated :)
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Thanks for the new videos:chug:

      I added these two to the first post of your video page.
       
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      I just did new shocks all the way round today.

      For a 2nd generation Explorer, if you have a 13mm ratcheting box end (gear wrench style) to remove the top nuts on the rear shocks, you will congratulate yourself on your ingenuity and foresight.

      For the front shock top tower, I used a 20" long 1/2" extension and deep socket from the top, hood open. When the rusted nuts stopped turning, I changed to a bigger ratchet and simply twisted them off. No cutting needed and easier than expected.

      P.S Ford, WTF is up with the 18mm? Why?
       
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      Thanks Rick! U da man.

      I tried the under the hood method and it didnt work for me... Everything was just way too rusty. :(
       
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      Thanks! Glad u enjoyed them!
       
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      what type did you switch to?
       
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      I believe these are the monroe sensa-trac's. They were the cheapest ones on Rockauto.com. So far im satisfied with them. Nothing too special though.
       

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