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Old 08-14-2009, 10:08 PM
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ford lightning rear shock help

I have an 01 lightning,rear shocks are shot.When I hit some ripples in the road the bumper stops hit. Anyways I was wondering if I can use bilsteins from a newer 04 and on model on my 2001.Are they compatible?
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Yes.

Bilsteins from the '01+ years are compatible with any year Gen 2 L.

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ok. I just wanted to be sure b/c the shock guys claim a NO fit on my 2001 lightning.They say an 04,5,6,7,8,9 F150 rear shock is not compatable with my 2001.
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ok. I just wanted to be sure b/c the shock guys claim a NO fit on my 2001 lightning.They say an 04,5,6,7,8,9 F150 rear shock is not compatable with my 2001.
I thought you asked about the Bilsteins from the '01 to '04 year Gen 2 Lightnings. THOSE Bilsteins will fit any year Gen 2 L, from '99 to '04.

I have no clue about the regular F150's from '04 and up.

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no problem,my message was a little confusing. Anyways, I looked at both of the sets and they do not match.The 97-03 f150 has one eye and something else on the blue end,the newer F150(04-09) has 2 eyes, one on each end.They must have had a lot of complaints on how difficult the job to change them is on the 97-03 models and they improved it on the newer edition trucks.
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It's been a number of years since I put Bilsteins on my '99, but I don't remember them being difficult at all.

Eh, grab a set and you'll see they aren't that bad.

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