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Old 03-09-2018, 03:15 PM
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Shock Recommendations

It's obvious that my F100 needs shocks. I don't plan to haul anything too heavy, although I might possibly tow our camper (~3,000 lbs, 200 lbs. tongue weight) occasionally (but not far). Any recommendations? How hard of a project is it? Thanks!
 
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Recommendations: Bilstein HD or Monroe Gas Magnums
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:21 PM
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x2 on Monroe Gas Magnums.
Cheap, stiff compression, made in USA I think.
Used them on several trucks.
 
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I wound up installing Gabriel ProGuards. Should have gone with the recommended Monroes. Here's why: The Gabriels have an upper tube covering the shaft, whereas the Monroes don't. With that upper tube, it's extremely difficult to get the top of the shock to line up through the small hole due to the tight squeeze next to the coil spring. Got them on Rock Auto, which indicated they would fit. Guess they did, but barely.






So regardless of what shocks anyone goes with, I'd recommend making sure they don't have a top tube for the front shocks.
 
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I went with KYB from Rockauto. Fit and ride great. Easy job.

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I went FROM gas-magnum shocks TO KYB gas-a-just. There Was a noticeable improvement in ride quality. Especially on washboard roads.

Gas magnums are fine shocks. But if you drive a lot and are looking for a little more comfort, get something better.
 
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