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Old 12-09-2010
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2wd Front Shock Removal / Replacement Question

Okay, so I've searched many times for this but I havent found anything. I ordered and replaced my rear shocks with Bilsteins (they're awesome btw). I have also ordered the front ones, but I do not undertand the mounting hardware. I have coil springs up front, but the shocks I got seem just like the rear ones in respect to the mounting hardware (just an eyelet at the top and at the bottom). Is the mounting hardware the same? It looks to me like the front shocks have a bar of some sort with 2 small bolts going through to mount to the lower A-arm, and a rod that comes out of the top and goes through the frame for a nut to thread on to. I know I'm probably being confusing, but I would really like to get these things on, they've been collecting dust in my garage for too long! Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 12-10-2010
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Sounds like you got the wrong front shocks.
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Old 12-11-2010
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well crap. does anyone have a picture of a front shock from a coil ranger?
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looks like the one on the the left... that one is off of a T-bar truck, but it looks pretty much identical.

Stud on the top with an eye/bracket on bottom.
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Old 12-12-2010
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ah. well i definitely got the wrong ones.
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I have a 2WD with coils, this is what I replaced it with. I had a problem with a web site, they sent me a set for a torsion bar set up. I went on the Monroe web site to get the right ones #32330, then had my neighborhood part store order them...they were cheaper from him then the web site.
Go to the site, you'll see the differences.
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Well, I finally got them exchanged today, and sure enough, they were for a t-bar set up. They had a part number that was something like 10 digits, and one of them was a 1 and needed to be a 2 or something like that. But now that its all sorted out, I am excited to finally have the Bilsteins up front too!
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congrates man have you installed them yet? i just put kyb gas-a-just on all 4 corners of my truck bilsteins where out of my price range
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Nope, I wish I would have been able to get them today, they said they should be in by the 5th. Yeah the Bilsteins are pretty pricey, but worth it imo, but I really do like the KYB gas-a-just too. good call on those!
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Yeah, the web sites photo was the shock I needed but they sent the longer t-bar shock. Its been about a year since I got the right ones on both front and rear of my truck. Moroe-matic....Much smoother and softer for daily driver now. The closest I get to taking my truck off road is when I park in on my lawn when I need to get it off the drive way to move our cars around.
Have a great year,
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