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Old 11-15-2011, 07:04 PM
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95 f150 looking to do dual shocks on the front

Ok guys my front shock tower just cracked in half. So...im going to go ahead and upgrade to dual shocks for a little better handling. I have replaced the shock towers before, grinding off the rivits and what not and replacing it, but i was just wondering what all went into this upgrade. The new shock towers from what I can tell run about the same about as the stock ones. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:26 PM
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Well same coil but the front and rear shocks on that tower are different rates
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And your axle needs the piece for the 2nd shock
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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LMC has the diagrams and parts you need to upgrade.
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ok guys, I'm not looking to upgrade the rear shocks, only the front shock towers. I'm going to fabricate the rear mounts myself. What's the cheapest place to find the shock towers for the upgrade?
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Coil Spring Tower, Left Double Shock

Coil Spring Tower, Right Double Shock

Not exactly cheap but those appear to be OEM. You might check Ebay.

lift kits

This is supposed to be the lower mount on the Radius arms. Made by Skyjacker as I couldn't find the OEM part easily.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:06 AM
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Didn't Bronco's have dual front shocks? Why not just grab those? It should bolt right up.
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Didn't Bronco's have dual front shocks? Why not just grab those? It should bolt right up.
Only if it came with the handling package.
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Save your money and just put the single shock tower back on and QUALITY single shocks. dual shocks on a stock truck is a waste of money
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I have wondered about dual shocks in the past. Would anyone know if I could put dual shocks on my 92 F150, 4x4?
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I have wondered about dual shocks in the past. Would anyone know if I could put dual shocks on my 92 F150, 4x4?
Yes, you just need to swap out the shock towers and get the lower mount on the Radius arm.
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Save your money and just put the single shock tower back on and QUALITY single shocks. dual shocks on a stock truck is a waste of money
Sorry but I have to disagree with you. I have seen how well they perform on street performance style trucks. It improves cornering like you wouldn't believe. I wouldn't have made the thread if I wasn't serious about doing it.
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SO does anyone know were I can fin the coil towers for dual shocks? I really think this would be a nice addition to my f150 project. And BTW im not looking to lift the truck I just want dual shocks for better cornering, sudden braking, ect.
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Sorry but I have to disagree with you. I have seen how well they perform on street performance style trucks. It improves cornering like you wouldn't believe. I wouldn't have made the thread if I wasn't serious about doing it.
Front and rear sway bars installed (the large "diameter" bar on the front not that skinny one used on some models) that coupled with a good quality set of shocks would aid in cornering/street performance more then a dual shocks setup with no sway bars or that "skinny" bar would.

Dual shock more for off road performance, effects springs compression and rebound rates but mostly rebound, something not encountered in cornering conditions. Least not at a speed (springs rate of movement) need dual shocks to control.
Dual shocks prevents the trucks heaviest end, the front end from bouncing uncontrolled and or blowing "single" shock in the attempt in heavy off road use.

Now days if a "single" shock can't handle it? anything these trucks can handle to start with? buy better shocks.
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LMC has the diagrams and parts you need to upgrade.
Sounds great what is LMC?
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