New Shocks


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New Shocks

Post by weirdbeard on Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:38 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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Re: New Shocks

Post by Seth G on Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:23 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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Re: New Shocks

Post by econopoor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:30 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.


Re: New Shocks

Post by Guest on Thu May 01, 2014 9:17 am

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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Re: New Shocks

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu May 01, 2014 11:46 am

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


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Re: New Shocks

Post by cali2chitown on Thu May 01, 2014 2:23 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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Post by eric67vanpkup on Thu May 01, 2014 5:01 pm

I am running Gabriels front and rear.

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Re: New Shocks

Post by Seth G on Thu May 01, 2014 7:03 pm

grade 8 or better bolt w/shank will do.


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Re: New Shocks

Post by FCC on Fri May 02, 2014 9:19 am

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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