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weirdbeard
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New Shocks

Post by weirdbeard on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:38 pm

I need to put some new shocks on my 1964 E-100 and wanted to see what you guys recommend and the cost. Thanks.
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Seth G
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Re: New Shocks

Post by Seth G on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:23 pm

Be advised, the top bolt(through sleeve in frame) on the rears can be a complete pita. Both of mine were rusted/seized into the sleeve, I got them eventually through much trial and effort but they sucked. I hope you don't run into that. I went with cheapo monroes, but in hinesight I think that was a mistake. Next time I'll get some better coil over types.
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econopoor
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Re: New Shocks

Post by econopoor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:30 pm

I have KYB Gas Adjust on my 61 pickup and was really impressed when I switched them from the old shocks that were on it when I bought it. Even my wife noticed the difference. I think they were about $36 each on Rock Auto.

Duane in Tennessee.

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Re: New Shocks

Post by Guest on Thu May 01, 2014 12:17 pm

I'm running KYB's on both of mine ... but be aware the fronts may need a BFH to install as the crowns are too close to the flanges and they will likely require adjustment as they might smack the mountings ...
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Twinpilot001

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Re: New Shocks

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu May 01, 2014 2:46 pm

Monroe or - Gabriel =Overloads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheers
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cali2chitown

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Re: New Shocks

Post by cali2chitown on Thu May 01, 2014 5:23 pm

I had no problems getting the upper bolt off on the rear shocks but 1 of my bolts going through the frame was bent. These probably aren't available anymore are they?
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eric67vanpkup

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new-shocks

Post by eric67vanpkup on Thu May 01, 2014 8:01 pm

I am running Gabriels front and rear.

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Seth G
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Re: New Shocks

Post by Seth G on Thu May 01, 2014 10:03 pm

grade 8 or better bolt w/shank will do.
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FCC

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Re: New Shocks

Post by FCC on Fri May 02, 2014 12:19 pm

what are you guys with lowered vans using for shocks? Is there concern of bottoming if you lower and use up part of the travel?
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uante

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Re: New Shocks

Post by uante on Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:41 am

My ride is super bouncy soft...will just new Monroe or Gabriel shocks stiffen it up noticeably?
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Twinpilot001

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Re: New Shocks

Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:37 am

yes - be amazed!!07:36:15 cheers I always try & put coil assist shocks on all my stuff !!

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