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Old 03-15-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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Shocks for an Aerostar

I'm going to replace my shocks on my '93 Aerostar 3.0. It's just getting
to the point where the tires are off the ground more than they're on the
ground!

I was wondering if my fellow Aerostarers could help me decide on a
shock. I'll be putting them on myself. I want a nice smooth ride, that's
the most important thing. I rarely have cargo in the back. In fact I
took out the back seats, so that's probably 180lbs less, which in turn
probably makes the ride harsher. I want something inexpensive.
Performance and handling aren't really an issue for me. I drive it easy.

If I go Monroe then probably the MonroeMatic would do me fine.
Comparable to that would be Gabriel's Guardian. Gabriel also has the
Proguard which is probably more suited for vans and light trucks. But as
I said, I don't haul much so I don't think I'd need it.

Matt
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Old 03-15-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shocks for an Aerostar

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:45:59 GMT, Matt <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I'm going to replace my shocks on my '93 Aerostar 3.0. It's just getting
>to the point where the tires are off the ground more than they're on the
>ground!
>
>I was wondering if my fellow Aerostarers could help me decide on a
>shock. I'll be putting them on myself. I want a nice smooth ride, that's
>the most important thing. I rarely have cargo in the back. In fact I
>took out the back seats, so that's probably 180lbs less, which in turn
>probably makes the ride harsher. I want something inexpensive.
>Performance and handling aren't really an issue for me. I drive it easy.
>
>If I go Monroe then probably the MonroeMatic would do me fine.
>Comparable to that would be Gabriel's Guardian. Gabriel also has the
>Proguard which is probably more suited for vans and light trucks. But as
>I said, I don't haul much so I don't think I'd need it.
>
>Matt

IIRC I installed Gabriel Super E light truck gas shocks and Moog
springs on mine. Only had to do it once.
With an Aerostar you NEED good shocks - or you are constantly changing
springs and tires.
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Old 03-15-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Shocks for an Aerostar

We got a lot of shity roads in this city, Tampa, FL. Not just the pot
holes, but just worn out roads that are rocky. Maybe with a better shock
my van can handle these roads at higher speeds. Maybe I'll get the ProGuard.


> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:45:59 GMT, Matt <mcollins_fl@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>I'm going to replace my shocks on my '93 Aerostar 3.0. It's just getting
>>to the point where the tires are off the ground more than they're on the
>>ground!
>>
>>I was wondering if my fellow Aerostarers could help me decide on a
>>shock. I'll be putting them on myself. I want a nice smooth ride, that's
>>the most important thing. I rarely have cargo in the back. In fact I
>>took out the back seats, so that's probably 180lbs less, which in turn
>>probably makes the ride harsher. I want something inexpensive.
>>Performance and handling aren't really an issue for me. I drive it easy.
>>
>>If I go Monroe then probably the MonroeMatic would do me fine.
>>Comparable to that would be Gabriel's Guardian. Gabriel also has the
>>Proguard which is probably more suited for vans and light trucks. But as
>>I said, I don't haul much so I don't think I'd need it.
>>
>>Matt

>
> IIRC I installed Gabriel Super E light truck gas shocks and Moog
> springs on mine. Only had to do it once.
> With an Aerostar you NEED good shocks - or you are constantly changing
> springs and tires.

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