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Looking for an all around not expensive shock. Had seen earlier recommendations for Monroe Gas Shocks. They are about $56 for two at Kragen. I have a little problem with the rear end sagging a little(see photos) Is there a better shock choice or another remedy for dragging the back end? Thanks. FC
 
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:44 PM
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56.00 for 2 thats way to much. give me a sec i will look them up.
 
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in order to look them up what year is it? 2wd or 4x4 and is it f100 250 350
 
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Monroe 20708

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15.99 www.kragen.com
 
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:51 PM
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1965 F100 2 wheel drive, that was the price for the lower monroe also at the store. Is that heavy duty enough?
 
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yes they are stock shocks i have them on my 75 they work good.
 
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If your suspension is sagging, shocks aren't going to help out that much. Might want to throw a helper spring in there or put some blocks under the leafs.
 
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If your suspension is sagging, shocks aren't going to help out that much. Might want to throw a helper spring in there or put some blocks under the leafs.
Yes, I agree, shocks will not help with the sag. Getting your springs recurved or replaced and then bew shocks. The shocks damppen the spring recoil and do not hold up the suspension.
 
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:38 PM
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I posted awhile back asking about shocks. I finally had some time today and crawled under my 65 f100 and what I have are really old air shocks in the rear. I tried to pump them up and got just a little lift and it seemed I had the compressor going for a while. Since I can't read the psi recommended, is there a middle of the road psi I should try for? Or should I assume these are shot because they don't seem to be inflating. thanks for the help, the beast is running great besides this.
 
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They're shot. Airshocks don't hold a large volume.
 

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