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    suspension system problemss!!

    i am planning to buy 2020 or 2021 explorer, but 3 of my friends have explorer (2014-2015-2017) complain about the entire suspension system. Sway bar links, Strut mounts, shock absorber, Control arms and bushings even engine mountings... and other parts also. these parts keep wear out faster...
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    Shocks and Struts.....options?

    Hello every one. Currently i have a 2005 V8 Eddie Bauer Explorer. I want to change shocks absorvers, but, here, on Medellín-Colombia, is very very difficoult to find a good part for this truck. At this moment i import from Usa, and for rear wheels, Rancho Rs 5822, but forfront, rancho haven´t...
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    Shocks or Struts? Which one?

    2000 Explorer XLT 4-Door 2WD, 4.0 SOHC, Torsion Bar Front Suspension, original suspension parts. In the front, does my truck have shock absorbers or struts? I assume it has shocks (I may be wrong), but I just want to make sure. Thanks.
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    Looking for suggestions on what shock absorbers to use on my 96 xl

    Hey guys! what shock absorbers would you recommend to put onto my 96 xl I need to get all 4 done. Looking to do this cheap as possible but with still getting the best shocks for my money. Also I'm looking to do a body lift, any suggestions on parts and what the easiest and cheapest way to go is...
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    Shock Replacement Results

    So I plan to replace my front and rear shocks tomorrow along with my rear sway bar end link bushings. I purchased the RS5229 for the front and Monroe 58617 Load Adjuster shocks for the rear. I also purchased Moog Sway Bar End Links for the rear but they sent me two different products (I wanted...
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    04 XLT V6 Rear Strut Removal

    I am having difficulty removing the rear struts in my 04 Explorer XLT V6. I understand there are 3 nuts that need to be removed on the top of the strut/shock tower but one is hidden from view. It seems to be behind a bump stop that is metal but is covered with thin rubber. I have tried various...
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    How to change front shocks

    Hey guys, This is my newest video that will show you how to change out front shocks. Hopefully this helps people with changing their shocks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6dEXhEGoU8 Let me know what you think! **Also, if the video was helpful, give it a “thumbs up” on YouTube...
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    04 ST 2WD Shock Travel

    Hi, I've been googling and haven't really seen an answer, I was hoping someone could answer a rookie question(s), I've never changed shocks before. I have a stock ST 04 2WD, coming up on 170,000 miles and want to replace the front shocks with FOX 2.0 Performance Series Stem Top for the...
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    Shocks, suspension, ball joints, oh my!

    Hi everyone, I am a long time lurker and have gotten some very useful information from the forums. I replaced my front upper/lower ball joints a few years ago thanks to the great walkthroughs posted here but have recently started to have issues with my driver side upper joint again. I am trying...
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    Need to choose new shocks!

    I got a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0L OHV 4wd. The shocks have gone kaput and I need to choose some new ones for all four corners. Now the extent of my off-roading is about 50% and consists of trails for hunting, gravel/mud roads for work, and the occasional fire-break on the spine of a mountain...
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    Ride Control Helpers

    I haven't found much through search about this question, so I'm going to see if anyone around has any clues: I'm modifying my suspension setup on my 1996 Eddie Bauer Explorer. I am putting softer springs in the rear, lowering the front end using the torsion bar adjusters, replacing all of the...
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    shock absorbers for towing 5th wheel?

    I recently bought a 99 explorer from my father for a good price. It has the hitch and brake controller for a trailer. My only concern is that the Explorer sits very low in the rear once the 5th wheel is added. Can you recommend shocks brand or upgrade I should add? Thanks. Currently the truck...
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