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    Default Buying Shocks- best stock replacement option?

    Looking into getting new shocks when I replace my rear end with an 8.8. The car is a cruiser/stoplight warrior so I知 not super interested in Bilsteins/Konis/etc.

    Who has had good luck with any of the stock replacement type stuff? What was the ride quality like?

    The car is an 84 LTD LX, and I知 also swapping in Volvo rear springs to raise the rear end up a bit for tire clearance/ ride height.


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    Well, there is Motorcraft. The newer versions are gas charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdanison43103 View Post
    Looking into getting new shocks when I replace my rear end with an 8.8. The car is a cruiser/stoplight warrior so I’m not super interested in Bilsteins/Konis/etc.

    Who has had good luck with any of the stock replacement type stuff? What was the ride quality like?

    The car is an 84 LTD LX, and I’m also swapping in Volvo rear springs to raise the rear end up a bit for tire clearance/ ride height.


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    I think the KYB's are a good value. Upgrade from stock but not super expensive like Bilsteins or Koni. Couple hundred thousand miles experience with them on my '91 GT.

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    I put the cheap kyb痴 from rock auto on and summit racing lowering springs a d I知 really happy.
    Previously I had Monroe shocks and struts and they were smoother/softer.


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    I put Gabriel Ultra shocks/struts on both my 85 2.3 and 88 5.0. Very happy with them on both cars.

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    Been very happy with the Monroe units I put on the car...lifetime warranty to boot!
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    I hated by Ford B springs and KYB Gas a Just. So hard and sucked big time.
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    So it seems that pretty much any of the choices seem to be alright, but I知 probably going to avoid the KYBs because I have heard they are hard riding. Want something smooth for the kids


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    I went with the Tokyio Blues off ebay, they were an upgrade over the originals.

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