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I have a 2004 F250 CC and I'm just curious how do you know if/when you need new shocks? I have 76k on the truck and mainly use it to tow my TT.Thanks for the help.


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Posted: 02/26/12 12:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same basic test for any vehicle. If, after going over a bump, the vehicle continues to bounce up and down, the shocks are shot.


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Besides the "bounce test" it would probably be a good idea to physically inspect them for signs of fluid leakage which is sometimes a precursor to a shock going bad.


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SoCalDesertRider wrote:



Same basic test for any vehicle.

If, after going over a bump,
the vehicle continues to bounce up and down,
the shocks are shot.



I wouldn't wait until my shocks are shot . . .

If your truck has ABS brakes on it ?

You need to have good shocks .

That's just a fact !

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campinginthewoods wrote:

I have a 2004 F250 CC and I'm just curious how do you know if/when you need new shocks? I have 76k on the truck and mainly use it to tow my TT.Thanks for the help.


If they are OEM, you needed them about 76,000 miles ago. You will realize just how bad the OEM shocks are when you replace them with something better!


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Ok thats what I was thinking but this is my first 3/4 ton truck so I wasn't sure...Atleast right now I don't need them. Thanks

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Jarlaxle wrote:

campinginthewoods wrote:

I have a 2004 F250 CC and I'm just curious how do you know if/when you need new shocks? I have 76k on the truck and mainly use it to tow my TT.Thanks for the help.

Thanks Skip and Jarlaxle I bought the truck used so I assume they are OEM. It seems to ride fine still and Im just asking as it's my first 3/4 ton truck. I always try to do preventive maintence as I can I just relpaced my brake pads on the front and ended up replaceing all four rotors and pads. WOW that was hit to my wallet. But safety first also my mechanic says that I have a axle bearing going so thats my next project. Thanks for help I plan on keeping the truck for a long time so I'm taking care of things as needed.
If they are OEM, you needed them about 76,000 miles ago. You will realize just how bad the OEM shocks are when you replace them with something better!


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Posted: 02/26/12 09:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have an axle bearing going at only 76,000 miles, sounds like either that truck was worked very hard, or they ran it low on axle oil, or they ran it with contaminated oil.

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