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New Monroe Relex shocks installed over the weekend

I installed a full set of Monroe Reflex shocks on the truck this weekend. All the info and pics are up on the website: http://george-novak.com/shocks.html

So far, they are working out nicely. The usual body lean and "nosediving" are gone, and the truck seems to handle much better. Ride is a little bit more firm, but what can you expect from a truck
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Did you switch from the stock shocks?
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Did you switch from the stock shocks?
Yup, my old OEM shocks were about gone.
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Ok thanks. I am looking into getting new shocks for my truck. I want something that is less firm than the Rancho RSX that I have on there now. I was wondering if the Monroes would do the trick.
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Ok thanks. I am looking into getting new shocks for my truck. I want something that is less firm than the Rancho RSX that I have on there now. I was wondering if the Monroes would do the trick.
Well, according to the tech at Monroe/Rancho they are the same shocks. The only differance is that the RSX is geared towards the 4X4 crowd and has a flex cover to keep out dirt and water. They don't have a Rancho RSX for coil over Rangers, so he suggested I use the Monroe Reflex. It's not really that stiff, just more firm than what I have been used to. Remember, I've been riding on 6 year old OEM shocks, so anything will feel stiffer. Given time, they will loosen up a bit. The ride isn't jarring, and definatley feels better.

Monroe has a good tech support department, and they can probably answer any questions about finding the right shock for you. The only downfall is they don't have a toll free number. It's (734) 384-7809

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haha damn i didn't know monroe was local to me. (734)
i have these shocks on my truck, they are great shocks, just my truck outgrew em and i need longer shocks now because they are limiting my suspension about 2 1/2 - 3" in the front.
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haha damn i didn't know monroe was local to me. (734)
i have these shocks on my truck, they are great shocks, just my truck outgrew em and i need longer shocks now because they are limiting my suspension about 2 1/2 - 3" in the front.
Hmm, well let me rephrase my last post. Monroe's tech support number isn't toll free for MOST of the members here
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Hmm, well let me rephrase my last post. Monroe's tech support number isn't toll free for MOST of the members here
its toll free for me, the place isn't that far from my house.
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did you get the monotube units or the twin tube ones?


the monotube shocks are 100 times better then twin tube shocks.
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did you get the monotube units or the twin tube ones?


the monotube shocks are 100 times better then twin tube shocks.
Monotube was all they have for the 4X2 Ranger in my year
http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_de...ck%20Absorbers
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haha damn i didn't know monroe was local to me.
yeah, there down in Monroe, MI. duh. lol. its just east of cabella's. im usually on the phone with them every other day. oh the joys of working at sears. :shakes head:
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Monroe Reflex shocks were the first mod I ever bought for my first vehicle. I put 'em on my '98 explorer, and I was happy with them.
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