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Old 09-21-2009, 15:12   #1 (permalink)
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Any Idea's on what I can do ???



Hello All:

I hope you guys can give me some Ideas on this!!!

The Wife and I are considering buying a small Pop up Camper...We are looking at something weighting about 1500 lbs to 1800 lbs.

Now here is the situation ... Our 2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L 24v Durtec,,, When we bought the Car in 2001 it had a
Tow Package (Draw-Tite rated at 3500 lbs) with a 4 prong pig tail connector. With this Rig you can have up to a 2" Ball. But I believe we have a 1 3/4" ball (but don't quote me on this).


Now on our Car we Replaced our Rear Shocks with some
Monroe Shock/Strut - Rear

Part No. 55971
Gas-Matic Shock Absorber; Station Wagon; Rear

about a year ago. We have never changed the Coil Springs, they are original OEM.

What I what to do is upgrade the shock, coil springs ... or what ever it takes to be able to tow a camper of the size I mention above.

You guys have any suggestion??? Any ideas are very much welcome.

Also any help on installing these items would help also.

Thanks all.


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Old 09-21-2009, 15:21   #2 (permalink)
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Monroe Quick Struts. The whole kit-n-caboodle, ready to bolt up.

Don't forget about the RockAuto discount (5%) in the supporting vendor section.

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Monroe Quick Struts. The whole kit-n-caboodle, ready to bolt up.

Don't forget about the RockAuto discount (5%) in the supporting vendor section.






Hello Jwko:

Is that for the Rear??? And where the heck is it on Rock??? I have spent 1/2 a day looking there...LOL.


Poop ... thats for the front....mine does not have a Straut Asmy just Shocks and Coil Springs....
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If it's got the tow package, it should have a trans cooler--double check that it does. YOU'LL need it. These trannys don't like to tow.
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I don't see them either..hmmmm..Try calling them and see what they can look up 1-866-ROCKAUTO (762-5288)
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Also try Bilstein - KYB - Rancho - Monroe - Edelbrock Automotive Truck Shocks and Struts - Shockwarehouse.com If they can help you, mention code FordForum5 for 5% off
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Now hold on a minute, the station wagon uses a regular shock on the rear, don't it??
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Now hold on a minute, the station wagon uses a regular shock on the rear, don't it??
Yep. All 1986-2006 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Wagons are multi-link independent suspension using seperate coil springs and shock absorbers.

I had the 2000 Taurus Brouchere way back when... then again, I still have it... somewhere... and I don't recall there was ever a factory tow package for those. 2001 either. My owners manual for my 2001 didn't list any specific tow package weight limits, just one specific limit.

Soooo... you will not have a bigger trans. cooler, but you do have one... two actually. One is combined with the P/S cooler, the other is a conventional type in the R. radiator tank.
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If it's got the tow package, it should have a trans cooler--double check that it does. YOU'LL need it. These trannys don't like to tow.



Hello Rick: Sorry I forgot It does have Tanny Cooler.
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