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shock softness??

ok i replaced my rear shocks on my 2008 fx4 today. took off the stock ranchos and put on a set of monroe sensa trac load adjusting shocks for towing the boat and what not. the old shocks i took off i was able to compress with ease. the new shocks have raised the rear of the truck and put the curve back into the leaf springs. with the old shocks they were almost flat. i am wondering about the front shocks now. truck has 43xxx miles on it. when i took my front wheels off to plasti dip them i noticed that the lower control arm has been hitting the bump stop alot becase of the nice clean circle. i have done the pre key mod. could the shocks in the front be as soft as the rear ones? the truck handles and rides alot better in the rear. thanks for the help.
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Should have posted on my thread https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tech-36/monroe-sensa-trac-load-adjusting-rear-shocks-132877/

Im thinking of getting the same shocks maybe you could post some pics to show me them installed.
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some pics




truck has some rake now

truck sits level now towing, and rides so much better
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those are helper shocks. cant get em up front
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I know you can get these up front, i was wondering if the front stock shocks would be as soft as the stock ones i took off the rear
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I know you can get these up front, i was wondering if the front stock shocks would be as soft as the stock ones i took off the rear
if they've been on the truck the same amount of time, the fronts will be worn out more than the rear, most than likely
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ok thanks i will be replacing them too i guess. advanced online has a 30 off rebate of 100 bucks or more and then monroe is doing 50 cash back
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