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Bet you've never seen shocks this bad!

I just changed my shocks out on my 94 B4000 because the old ones looked like THIS: :mind-blow





notice how they're all at different heights just sitting there...I could push them all down and they would stay where they were.

On one of them, there was actually a hole worn through the shock body and was leaking oil...both rear shocks were crumbling like cookies in my hand as I was taking them off!

There's no need to say that my new Monroe Sensatracs feel MUCH better! :thumbsup:
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lol, my back shocks look just like the rusted ones. HA HA HA. I have to replace them so badly.
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I dunno, looks like you could've gotten a few more years outta them.
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wow, I'm glad I don't have to deal with rust like that.
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i actually ran my old truck after the bushing broke off and the pin was riding around in the bigger hole
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ive seen better...
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Good upgrade!
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When I dropped my truck It had the original shocks in the back and they looked just like that also. They rode good though still lol.

got to love salty cleveland winters.
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mine where worse one exploded and snaped in half
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i can beleive it zach these winters up here are rough on our trucks...

hell the drop shocks that have been on ym truck through two winters are already rusting im not happy about that I need to take them off and put a nice coat of paint on them.
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ya it was interesting trying to figure out what that noise was then noticed one of my front shocks was in two pieces lol.... hell my 1 year old skyjackers look like they have been on the truck 10 years
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hell you should see the powdercoating on my djm arms, its all flaking off and makes it look like the arms have been on the truck for more than 2 years more like 5+ years lol.

I have heard though that djm's power coating is ****ty.
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Winter salt is killer on all our beautiful metal trucks... I have a feeling after putting new shocks on in the spring this year that by next spring, they wont look so good any more...
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oh yeah the bottom of my passenger door on my 98 is starting to make its way over to the paint on the bottom.

this new truck Im rustproofing just like my dad did his other vehicles, he has all the wands and special **** to spray it and when he does it he goes all out takes all the interior panels off and sprayed inside and such and on the bottom cleans everything off first then sprays the undercoating.

His friend has a 03 ranger and its his work truck and he doesnt wash it or anything which is sad but after 4 cleveland winters of not washing there isnt a single spec of rust on the thing. Thats because my dad rustproofed it.
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How difficult is it to put new shocks on?
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How difficult is it to put new shocks on?
On the front or back?

The back is easy the front isnt to hard either its basically jacking up the truck removing the bolts and the shock itself replacing and bolting ti all back together.

What might fight you is the rust on the bolts getting it off lol.

It was a ***** putting my drop shocks on the back though had the rearend jacked all the way up and still wouldnt go on as if it was to short lol.
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wow i thought mine were bad when i changed them lol
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Ahh, I drove for two years with no shocks in my 88 ranger. It was fine.

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How difficult is it to put new shocks on?
its not too bad...the hardest thing for me was getting the rear lower bolts off cos they were so seized...had to heat them with propane torch and even then, once I broke them loose, I still needed a breaker bar to turn the the rest of the way. felt like they were cross-threaded but luckily they weren't.
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