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    Rear shocks

    One of my rear shocks is wet....Anyone on this site recommend sticking with Ford OEM replacements or should I get another brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesboyst View Post
    One of my rear shocks is wet....Anyone on this site recommend sticking with Ford OEM replacements or should I get another brand?
    I went with recommendations here and got the KYB, I believe the model was 555603. However I ordered them from RockAuto and havenít installed them yet, so based on my experience with RA figure itís 50/50 that they sent me the right part.

    I also ordered a couple of parts kits for like $10 that were recommended, I gather theyíre bushings or something, but havenít checked them out. I have to get in there and see whatís up. I recall that they are slightly redundant, but someone suggested they would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesboyst View Post
    One of my rear shocks is wet....Anyone on this site recommend sticking with Ford OEM replacements or should I get another brand?
    The OEM Tokico shocks were discontinued years ago. If Ford has a listing they are probably CV or GM shocks. Not sure if CVPI shocks would work if there is a listing. KYB or Monroe severe service seems like what most go with now.

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    yeah there is a listing at some dealerships and they say Genuine Ford part.... I may go with KYB.....thanks all

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    The Ford part will fit, but the valving will be softer.

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    I just installed KYB's. Purchased them from Rock Auto and used the mercurymarauder.net discount.

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    KYB's in back (a tad firmer), Monroe super duty in front.


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    Make sure you just buy front shocks and use your existing springs. I purchased the entire Monroe strut and the front end sat about 1-1/2" higher. I sold the struts on Craigslist re-purchased KYB front shocks and had a local shop swap out the shocks in my Marauder springs.

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    I always go with Monroe shocks as my first choice
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    Rear shocks

    Shows what I know, I was thinking it was recommended / required to do the shocks AND springs in front; does either of you have the part number of just the front Monroe or KYB shocks? Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Svashtar View Post
    part number of just the front Monroe or KYB shocks?
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+absorber,7556
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