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    Shock Advice Needed

    I recently installed lift keys on my X and gained about 3” of lift. The stock length RS9000’s feel like they’re over extended. I see that Cherokee shocks use the same mount types as the Explorer with a stem top mount and a bar pin bottom mount. Has anyone used Cherokee shocks on their Explorer...
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    Help me I'm new lol

    Ok so I just started on here and tryin to figure out how all this works is driving me crazy already. I have a 97 Explorer 2 door 4wd it's all stock right now except my system going to upgrade that later on, I have alot I want to do to it and I'll take any and all ideas. Right now I'm wanting to...
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    Regular Shocks or Load Leveling Shocks?

    I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking about replacing my shocks and I'm wondering about the advantages of load leveling shocks versus regular shocks. I've looked at Monroe load leveling shocks and they seem to be a lot more expensive (it looks like I can buy 4 regular for the price of 1...
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    Is Air Ride Control working?

    Hi there... I'm a newbie. I apologize in advance if I'm blowing it. I've got a 97 Limited 4.0 4x4 with Air Ride Control (ARC). My rear shocks are shot. I'd like to replace with the Monroes folks seem to say are the appropriate replacement, but I think that's only true if I want to keep ARC...
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    Rear Upper shock mount bracket rotted...Help!

    Recently bought a 1998 Explorer XLT. It was sitting in a neighbors yard and heading for the junk yard when I rescued it. It runs great, but looks like it sat submerged in water for a long, long time. The rear shocks are not connected at the top as the bracket that they mount to is swiss cheese...
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    Opions requested on rear shocks

    I have rebuilt my front suspension on my 05 EB V8 4WD over the last 1 1/2 years. Last part was lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, and new Monroe quick struts which were replaced last month. I am now planning on the rears. I ocassionally tow a 6 x 12 cargo trailer and am thinking about...
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    2013 Sport Rear Shock Recommendations

    I noticed I have a leaking rear shock on my Sport so it is time to replace them. All suspension and wheels are stock. Looking for recommendations. Should I replace with stock Motorcraft or aftermarket like KYB, Monroe, Bilstien or other? Thanks
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    Best approach to replacing front suspension parts

    looking to service original shocks, lower ball joints, upper control arms (since it seems to do so rather than replacing upper ball joints). I just replaced the stabilizer links as a bushing was destroyed. Tie rods seem ok. This is a rear wheel drive. So in doing all 3, what is better to do...
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    Looking to lift.. Shackles, leaf springs, shocks, or all?

    I want to lift my stock 1998 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4x4 SOHC. Should I add a leaf spring? Shackles? Both? Do I need new U bolts or bushings? Should I also get non stock shocks? Any and all information is greatly appreciated! Also, if you have any links or P/N to these parts that would help to...
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    Looking to lift.. Shackles, leaf springs, shocks, or all?

    I want to lift my stock 1998 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4x4 SOHC. Should I add a leaf spring? Shackles? Both? Do I need new U bolts or bushings? Should I also get non stock shocks? Any and all information is greatly appreciated! Also, if you have any links or P/N to these parts that would help to...
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    1997 Air Ride Removal Issues

    Hey All, First post! I just bought a 97 Eddie Bauer AWD 5.0. Once I parked it next to a similar explorer I noticed it looks much lower than other stock explorers of that era. I did some research and found out I had air ride. I read a bunch of posts about people converting to standard gas shocks...
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    New Shocks

    Hey guys, I recently bought tires for my 2000 explorer sport 4.0L SOHC 4wd with 171,000 miles. I put on the wrangler trail runners 255/70R/16. The guys at goodyear wanted me to replace my shocks too but quoted me at $600+. They said the shock absorbers were leaking. I was curious what shocks...
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    Finding EE Sway Bar or having a custom bent up?

    Hey guys, I've recently been looking around on the forum in my spare time and there's an item that'd I'd love to have, but as far as I can see isn't in production anymore. So, do you guys know of any place to find an EE rear sway bar? Is having one bent out of 1.25" or maybe even 1.5" pipe an...
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    ProComp shocks

    im looking for aftermarket shocks for my 07 ST. There are a few no-name brands I've found that I won't use; I only stick with the big companies when it comes to shocks. I'm not a fan of Rancho. But I found these from ProComp...
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    Shocks and turn signal issues

    Hello everyone. I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 with a 4.0. I have about 180k miles on it. I love the truck and finally I am doing some much needed maintenance on it. I have two things I hope to get some opinions on. The first one is easy and more opinion based. What shocks have...
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    2011 Explorer Shocks & Coil Springs

    Hello, I am looking for aftermarket shock absorbers/coil springs for my 2011 Explorer LTD to raise the ride height Amd firmness of the vehicle. Any recommendations?
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    Ranchos or not

    I have a 98 ford explorer sport (no leaf or coils in front) and my question I'm in the process of buying some shocks and need some help as to which ones to get. I WAS thinking on toe 5000's but just read they are oil filled as supposed to gas? Anyway I live in a bumpy pot-holed area and need...
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    Yet another problem; front end suspension, shocks, or ball joints

    So... very dangerous situation happened today on my way to work. I hit a pretty decent bump... really not THAT big; but big enough to feel it and maybe give the females a little boob jiggle.. (haha..) Well.. The bump made the front right end of my car emit a loud pop sound. I...
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    Lift and Other Questions

    1997 Explorer E.B. V8 AWD, I'm lifting my rig with a TT and WAR 153s. I'd like to smooth out the ride, any recommendations on shocks? I'll be putting larger tires on my rig, for medium off road usage. Besides the spedo change out, what other concerns should I have in going with bigger tires...
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    REAR Upper Shock Mount BROKEN

    The rear upper shock mounts snapped in half. A repair has been attempted but it snapped again. Currently it is being held together by two bolts with a piece of aluminum. After off roading the bar loosened and started sagging again and this is when I figured out the shocks were blown so i jacked...
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    Bilstein Ride Height Adjustable Shocks

    Has anybody looked into using these or something like these to level out the explorer? According to Bilstein's dealer sites they are not compatible which I assume finding one with the right specs it could work. It looks like they use your stock springs and the height setting is user determined...
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    96 xlt 2wd shock question

    Hey so I have a 96 4.0 rwd explorer xlt, I was just about to buy a set of new bilsteins for it but am a little confused. So far I have come up with the part numbers 24-021326 for the rear and 24-021319) for the front. The part I'm confused about is the wesbsites say these don't fit my vehicle...
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    2001 Ford Explorer Sport rear end sagging

    I got a nice sag going on not to mention it's a rough ride hitting bumps. Any suggestions on a CHEAP EASY FIX? I drive this truck to work and back and will be using it a lot during the winter and in the snow.
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    Opinions on possible Sensatrac front / Reflex rear setup for Sport 02 RWD

    Does anyone currently run, or ever try, a Sensatrac front / Reflex rear shock setup on a RWD Sport? I'm replacing OEM shocks and would like opinions on running that setup from anyone that has tried it. It's a daily driver that is not taken off road. I would have gone Reflex all around if they...
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    Replacement of KYB Shocks

    Folk, Replacing all 4 shocks on my 1997 Explorer XLT and had purchase a pair of KYB GR-2 for the rear and a pair of KYB gas-a-just for the front. Is there any issue with put different shock on front than rear. I thought of putting the gas-a-just mono-shocks on the front due to engine...
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