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Posted: 03/10/12 05:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I own a 2000 Ford Excursion (v10). As I am not the orignial ownwer, I have no idea when the shocks where last replaced. Is there a rule of thumb for when to replace? Also, is there a recommended shock to use? I tow a 30' Keystone Springdale. Thanks.


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Posted: 03/10/12 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mileage?

Any symptoms of worn shocks?

http://www.kyb-europe.com/signs-of-worn-shocks.html

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Posted: 03/11/12 09:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I prefer Bilsteins as well. I have/had KYB's and Ranchos and they are good too.


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I have Bilstein shocks on our 2002 F-250 Powerstroke Diesel. I think they are the best shocks we have ever owned. And my bride of 47 years and I have done a lot of camper towing over the years.

Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Posted: 03/10/12 06:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I"d replace them when they show signs that they NEED replacing. Excessive bouncing when recovering from a bump. Fluid leaking around the seals or frozen so they don't move properly. I got 145,000 miles out of the ones on my F 150.
Good luck / Skip


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