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Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by kevg703, October 4, 2002.

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    1. kevg703

      kevg703 New Member

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      I own a 1997 Ford Explorer (5.0L V-8, auto, full-time AWD) with almost 36,000 miles. Does anyone have experience with this vehicle installing good after-market shocks that will improve both handling and ride?
       
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    3. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      Welcome!

      How much are you looking to spend?
       
    4. kevg703

      kevg703 New Member

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      I don't really want to go over $50 each ($200 total). I considered Edelbrock shocks a couple of years ago, but thought about $90 each was high. There seem to be a number of other manufacturers that are in the $30 - $50 range, but I don't want to put them in if they are not really better than OE shocks.
       
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      I enjoyed my Gabriel VST shocks at $15 each. The difference wasn't night and day with them, but they were much better than stock shocks and other budget shocks. I think of them as a $40 shock for $15 ;)

      Some other members don't like them, but many like me do.
       
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      Rancho 5000 are good. they gave me a better ride in the back. havn't done the front yet.
       

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