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I have a 04 cc 4X4 with 6500miles. And the left front shock is leaking oil,Should I Have it replaced under warranty or just bite the bullet and buy aftermarket? If aftermarket which ones? Any Prefs? Thanks
 

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I think the best alternative would be to recieve a factory credit on improved shocks. The factory shocks are probally bad in the box. Good luck!
 

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The first time I drove my brand new truck I knew the shocks were inadequate. Don't bother with factory replacements. Go to the aftermarket and get some from people who make shocks for a living. I like Bilsteins. Ranchos are also very popular. I see that Bronco has Edelbrocks. About the only thing the factory shocks are good for is keeping the mounting brackets clean while you decide what to replace them with.
 

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Tsckey wrote:


About the only thing the factory shocks are good for is keeping the mounting brackets clean while you decide what to replace them with.



Sad but true
 

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About the only thing the factory shocks are good for is keeping the mounting brackets clean while you decide what to replace them with.

I love that quote. So true, so true. Many of us can attest to this.
 

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surprised they lasted that long. I lost both rears after a heavy tow (may not have caused it but that is when I noticed it) and only 3K on the odometer. replaced with 9 way adjustable ranchos and have been happy ever since.


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Thanks for all replies
I wil check out other posts on the Shock issue,Guess I should have looked harder on the forum, Sorry for the Post without doing a search. Thanks to all. Cheers
 

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My front left shock puked at 1400 miles! When I saw the oil all over the shock, I walked in the house and ordered a set of Bilsteins. Considered Edlebrock but Bilstein won the short debate.





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Edelbrocks are worthy of a try. "About the only thing the factory shocks are good for, is keeping the mounting brackets clean while you decide what to replace them with" Tsckey
 
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