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'01 2wd front shocks

I put new Monroe shocks on my truck about 2 months ago. Now I am lifting the front 2". I do not want to buy 4 new shocks? Can I just get ones made for the Edge and put on? I know they mount the same, but are longer.
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actually the Edge shocks mount different than just a regular 2wd Ranger.....they mount identical to the 4wd Ranger shocks......

you will have to buy new shocks......sell the old 1's here...someone will want them..
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Thanks. I was about to waste my time then. Now I have to buy 4 shocks I guess. I don't want one kind on back and another kind on the front. The wife is going to love this. Anybody know any good fairly cheap shocks to buy?
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If you want a good ride, purchase mono-tube shocks(like KYB MonoMax or Bilstien) if you ever seen the way Monroe's or even Rancho's were built you would think twice before puttin them on any vehicle. They are made of exhaust tubing...no joke.
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They are made of exhaust tubing...no joke.
BS.......exhaust tubing doesn't have the vertical or horizontal strength to withstand what a vehicle would put on it.......if they made their shocks out of exhaust tubing, then they would be out of business before the days end.....get a freakin clue man...
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If you want a good ride, purchase mono-tube shocks(like KYB MonoMax or Bilstien) if you ever seen the way Monroe's or even Rancho's were built you would think twice before puttin them on any vehicle. They are made of exhaust tubing...no joke.

Are you a KYB spokesman or something?
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Yes, I do sell KYB shocks,and the only reason why I talk so muck on them is b/c they are the best you can buy, and apparently I am the only person who auctually knows how a shock works. A shock does not support the vehicle (unless its a coil-over system) it only dampens the spring rate. Lifted97ranger if you really think that the weight of the truck is riding on the shocks then you really need to go back to college. Shocks only soften the ride, and aid in articulation of the vehicles suspension(in another words shocks keep the tires on the road). Even under a load, the shock DOES NOT support the weight, they only keep the vehicle stable. lifted97ranger if you had taken a 8 hour class on all different shocks, monotube and twin tube you would realize that shocks DO NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE!!!! Git a freakin clue man...
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Yes, I do sell KYB shocks,and the only reason why I talk so muck on them is b/c they are the best you can buy, and apparently I am the only person who auctually knows how a shock works. A shock does not support the vehicle (unless its a coil-over system) it only dampens the spring rate. Lifted97ranger if you really think that the weight of the truck is riding on the shocks then you really need to go back to college. Shocks only soften the ride, and aid in articulation of the vehicles suspension(in another words shocks keep the tires on the road). Even under a load, the shock DOES NOT support the weight, they only keep the vehicle stable. lifted97ranger if you had taken a 8 hour class on all different shocks, monotube and twin tube you would realize that shocks DO NOT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE!!!! Git a freakin clue man...
dude......never said the shock supported the weight of the vehicle......there is pressures sustained on shocks from what the vehicle weights.....that is why they expand and contract.....pressures man pressures.....

it is clear that the class you took was given by KYB.....any sponsered class is going to be bias on their own product.......

i will admit KYB's are good shocks, but for a lifted or even a stock Ranger a Bilstein is the best out there...
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LMAO!!! Expand and contract? I think you mean compress and contract. Shocks dont expand. If you think that Bilstiens are the best well thats merely your opinion. Here is a cut away of a monroe and a KYB, notice the sidewall thickness and the size of the auctual working cylinder...the KYB is far superior than any twin tube on the market, and wheather anyone believes it or not the Monroe is made of exhaust tubing. Name:  shocks.jpg
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