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Old 07-15-2019, 10:11 PM   #1
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Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

So Iím looking for new shocks. Probably some Monroe shocks. Always had good luck with them and the price is good. But my question is will I still need to use those rubber pieces? Mine are chewed up and dried out and I havenít come across them when Iíve been looking for other parts.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

New ones hopefully come with them or a pressed in bushing. That style of bushing should be in the box with the shocks if the shocks need them though.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

Those bushings are available aftermarket as well. I have replaced mine twice while retaining the shocks.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:34 AM   #4
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

NAPA has them. I searched "shock bushing" for a '55 3100, on their site and found this. They say they're just for the front. Your mileage may vary.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...Qualified=true

They're proud of 'em. A nickel part for only $3.69.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:19 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

They're also available through Dorman / Help line. I can't remember the part number but they were in stock at Advance Auto.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:06 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

Also available thru Rock Auto but still over $3.00 ea. plus shipping. I'd see what the shocks come with first.
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

they come with new shocks, no need to buy them
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:41 PM   #8
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they come with new shocks, no need to buy them
Ok. Thank you. I donít see them in the pictures or listed in any descriptions so I wondered if they were even needed anymore
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:04 PM   #9
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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

tf trucks take this type shock front and rear, they come with rubber on them
if you've modified your truck height, download the monroe catalog to see all the options available
jack the truck up to see the extended length and then figure the lower height by figuring out the bumpstop height
then look at the monroe catalog to see what shock you need
i flipped my axle on stock springs with stock brackets, found my shocks this way

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Re: Looking for new shocks. Do I still need these?

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tf trucks take this type shock front and rear, they come with rubber on them
if you've modified your truck height, download the monroe catalog to see all the options available
jack the truck up to see the extended length and then figure the lower height by figuring out the bumpstop height
then look at the monroe catalog to see what shock you need
i flipped my axle on stock springs with stock brackets, found my shocks this way

Ok thank you. I didnít change my height. Kept it stock except changing the rearend to a limited slip out of a 76 trans am. Which isnít changing the height any
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