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    Quote Originally Posted by crouse View Post
    Might as well replace the rears while I'm at it.

    Rock Auto has the Monroe #5995 for $22.79 each, #5993 for $24.79 each, #550018 for $36.79 each and Motorcraft for $55.79 each. I'm leaning toward the Monroe 550018. Any suggestions/comments?
    My car has the 5993 OESpectrum shock. The 5995 SensaTrack shock is also available for the Marauder but Monroe only shows one replacement coil over strut shock, the 271346 'Quick Strut', also known as the OESpectrum Coil Over Strut Shock. Thinking its a toss up really.

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    I like the idea of a cheap alternative, but I also like the warranty of the Ridetechs. Let us know how this option goes!
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    The Rock Auto page has an interesting selection of Marauder compatible rear shocks.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+absorber,7556


    Ridetechs for $800 a pair - just WOW!



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    Motorcraft and Sachs are available for the rear and Sachs are available for the front.

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    Penske shocks fit..$1k each...if your springs are fine..plenty here like Monroe severe service shocks..
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    I’m considering contacting pro shocks.com. They have many options for threaded body shocks.

    Does anyone know the dimensions of the 02- back front shock? Like full extended and collapsed measurements?

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    Any of you who think the ridetechs are expensive haven't priced out quality coilovers for a more common platform. I think KW V3's for my M5 are 2300 bucks, even more for the Mustang.

    The Ridetechs were one of the best mods I've ever done to my car by far, it rides excellent and handles better than any other panther I've driven.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blakshukvw View Post
    Motorcraft and Sachs are available for the rear and Sachs are available for the front.
    Sachs started selling shocks for these cars? Where at, when I rebuilt the suspension on my black car I only had OE, Monroe and KYB to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakshukvw View Post
    Motorcraft and Sachs are available for the rear and Sachs are available for the front.
    The Sachs name really brings back the memories, as far as motorcycles go. Today, Sachs is a unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, producing auto parts, motorcycle parts, small displacement motorcycles, scooters, electric bicycles and farm equipment. In the late '60s - early '70s, Sachs produced and sold here in America a moderately successful 125 motocross bike, under the DKW nameplate.

    1971 Sachs/DKW 125 Motocrosser



    1975 Sachs/DKW/Hercules 300cc Wankel. Sachs beat Suzuki to the market by a year (1974 vs. 1975)


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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadkarter View Post

    Sachs started selling shocks for these cars? Where at, when I rebuilt the suspension on my black car I only had OE, Monroe and KYB to choose from.
    The ZF/Sachs website states that shocks for the 1983-2002 Grand Marquis are no longer manufactured. No more info.

    https://aftermarket.zf.com/go/en/sac...cleIDs=1112696
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    So what’s the difference between the GM and marauder shock? Same overall length correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadkarter View Post
    Any of you who think the ridetechs are expensive haven't priced out quality coilovers for a more common platform. I think KW V3's for my M5 are 2300 bucks, even more for the Mustang.

    The Ridetechs were one of the best mods I've ever done to my car by far, it rides excellent and handles better than any other panther I've driven.



    Sachs started selling shocks for these cars? Where at, when I rebuilt the suspension on my black car I only had OE, Monroe and KYB to choose from.
    I think the price is pretty fair especially considering the proprietary hardware included. For a rebuildable threaded body it’s pretty fair.I have that much invested in the coil overs I made that are on my rabbit, and the Bilstein Sports I used aren’t adjustable dampening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invective View Post
    The ZF/Sachs website states that shocks for the 1983-2002 Grand Marquis are no longer manufactured. No more info.

    https://aftermarket.zf.com/go/en/sac...cleIDs=1112696

    Most parts for the 02 and older chassis are irrelevant to us. The only thing off the top of my head that fits from a 98 - 02 are rear control arms and the rear swaybar, as well as airbags or springs.

    Bilstein "makes" shocks for the -02 cars, the reason they exist is because they also fit other fords going back to the 1960's.
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    440rwhp & 406rwtq Tuned by Adam @ Revolution Automotive

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadkarter View Post
    Most parts for the 02 and older chassis are irrelevant to us. The only thing off the top of my head that fits from a 98 - 02 are rear control arms and the rear swaybar, as well as airbags or springs.

    Bilstein "makes" shocks for the -02 cars, the reason they exist is because they also fit other fords going back to the 1960's.

    I'm cognizant of the fact that many vendors still show the Sachs 030 314 (2 year warranty at $55 each) still available for the 4th gen Marauder (and final gens of the Crown Vic and Grand Marquis). A search of the Sachs/ZF website this morning shows nothing currently manufactured for the Ford Panther platform. I would be wary of obsolete pieces still 'in the pipeline'. Pricey with a short warranty anyway. The link I posted previously was the only Sachs/ZF Panther link available on that date - still working by the way. Today's search from scratch isn't even pulling up the previous info. Gotta love the 'internets'....

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...428218&jsn=907
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    Part number for the later cars is 030-095. Still available.

    Does anyone know, are the 02 back shocks shorter or longer than the 03 up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakshukvw View Post
    Part number for the later cars is 030-095. Still available.

    Does anyone know, are the 02 back shocks shorter or longer than the 03 up?

    Obsolete front struts (no springs) still in the pipeline. One year warranty.
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