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Old 11-02-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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Smooth shocks for1987 E-250 ?

I bought a set of Bilstein shocks for my 1987 E-250 last year ago or so. I
have hated the ride from day one. You can feel every single little bump in
the road. I made the mistake of getting some sort of semi-off road shock.
Anywhooooo ... I'm finally willing to fork out the duckets to correct my
mistake. What would be a good quality shock for that van and give me a
smooth ride? Thanks





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Old 11-03-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Smooth shocks for1987 E-250 ?

I know what you mean. I bought a set of Bilsteins to replace the Edlebrock
IAS shocks on my '98 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 and went from way too soft to way
too firm. I thought the Bilsteins would soften up after getting broken in,
but such is not the case and the shocks are as stiff now as when I first
installed them (about 6 months ago). So I guess I can tell you what shock
NOT to consider (the Edlebrocks), because at least on my Ram, they were
almost like running shocks without any oil in them, they're that "loose". I
think the next shock I'm going to try is Rancho's 9000X 10-way adjustable
shocks. I've had them before on a previous truck (an '88 Toyota) and they
worked great.

I actually have two trucks, and to tell the truth, I think I'll be putting
the Bilsteins on the other truck (a '01 Ford F-250 Superduty CrewCab 4x4)
because I need the stiffer, gas-charged shocks to help with towing a heavy
5th wheel trailer.

Good luck.






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Old 11-04-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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OT Re: Smooth shocks for1987 E-250 ?

FWIW - ducat not ducket

/Agave
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Division, Level IV

/Forrest wrote:
> I bought a set of Bilstein shocks for my 1987 E-250 last year ago or so. I
> have hated the ride from day one. You can feel every single little bump in
> the road. I made the mistake of getting some sort of semi-off road shock.
> Anywhooooo ... I'm finally willing to fork out the duckets to correct my
> mistake. What would be a good quality shock for that van and give me a
> smooth ride? Thanks
>
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 11-04-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT Re: Smooth shocks for1987 E-250 ?

Thank you. And after I buy the new shocks I'll have less ducats in my bucat. :')
"Agave" <idon't@thinkso.com> wrote in message news:TMidnTAFcLrNofbenZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@comcast.com...
FWIW - ducat not ducket

Agave
Assistant Deputy Director Grammar Police, Central Branch, Southwest Division, Level IV

Forrest wrote:
I bought a set of Bilstein shocks for my 1987 E-250 last year ago or so. I
have hated the ride from day one. You can feel every single little bump in
the road. I made the mistake of getting some sort of semi-off road shock.
Anywhooooo ... I'm finally willing to fork out the duckets to correct my
mistake. What would be a good quality shock for that van and give me a
smooth ride? Thanks







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Old 11-05-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: OT Re: Smooth shocks for1987 E-250 ?

:-D :-D :-D

Forrest wrote:
> Thank you. And after I buy the new shocks I'll have less ducats in my
> bucat. :')
>
> "Agave" <idon't@thinkso.com <mailto:idon%27t@thinkso.com>> wrote
> in message news:TMidnTAFcLrNofbenZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@comcast.com...
> FWIW - ducat not ducket
>
> /Agave
> Assistant Deputy Director Grammar Police, Central Branch,
> Southwest Division, Level IV
>
> /Forrest wrote:
>> I bought a set of Bilstein shocks for my 1987 E-250 last year ago or so. I
>> have hated the ride from day one. You can feel every single little bump in
>> the road. I made the mistake of getting some sort of semi-off road shock.
>> Anywhooooo ... I'm finally willing to fork out the duckets to correct my
>> mistake. What would be a good quality shock for that van and give me a
>> smooth ride? Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>



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