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Alignment needed after new shocks?

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Alignment needed after new shocks?

I just replaced the front shocks on my 2001 Ranger 2WD. These are shocks, not struts. Do I need to have the alignment checked?
 
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No, shocks can't effect alignment, they are just dampers for the springs
 
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Thanks, RonD.
 
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There is an exception to this. Pressurized shocks like Bilsteins can slightly lift a vehicle. So if you go from a non-pressurized shock to a pressurized one, you might want to at least have the alignment checked.
 
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Good info

That makes sense and I appreciate the info. That's not my situation but always good to learn...
 
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Also, IF you do want to check the alignment, wait a while until things settle out and the shocks achieve ride height !
 
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