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Old 03-30-2007
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Bouncy ride???

I put a set of Monroe Sens-a-trac all the way around on my 2002 ranger edge and it rides worse than it did with the old factory shocks. It's now a very bumpy ride whereas before it wasn't near as bumpy.

I am open for any suggestions that might help to remedy this problem.
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Old 03-31-2007
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i dont know anything about the monroe shocks... but the chances are that they're quite a bit stiffer than factory. so... stiffer --> "bouncier"

your stock shocks may have been blown, too, adding to the squishyness.

i experienced the same thing when i put on my ranchos. i just got used to it, i guess.
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Your basically using a shock that was designed for touring sedans. I've used the same shocks you mention on several of my trucks and they have all been a great add.

Your probably just used to the worn shocks and now that they are replaced, everything rides differently.

If the vehical has ' float ' when goint onto a bridge off an incline or something to that effect, you MIGHT want to check your other suspension hardware. I had float and moved up a stiffness in torsion bars in front and yanked a leaf in back. Fixed it without any drawbacks in ride quality.
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Old 04-01-2007
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Your right, my old shocks were shot and I bought the truck with them in this condition. I rode in my neighbors 2001 edge and it rides as rough if not more so than mine does. Thanks for your suggestion
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