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Username Post: 93 Stepside Shock Absorbers        (Topic#358018)
41wildthing 
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09-11-19 01:28 AM - Post#2775313    

I posted about my truck about a year or so ago when one when one of my rear spring shackles broke. The problem was they were longer than the stock ones. I resolved that issue and now have another problem that I believe may be related. I also replaced all 4 shocks and since then the truck rides horribly stiff. I used Monroe shocks. I don't know the model number, but they were black and were for the truck. I want to replace them with something else to smooth out the ride. I was thinking maybe Gabriel. I meed some input on what would be the best choice. Thanks in advance....Phil



 
rockfangd 
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09-11-19 04:43 PM - Post#2775360    
    In response to 41wildthing

By chance is there any weight in the bed?
I ask this because a truck will ride rather hard when empty.
Also did you lubricate the shackle bolts?
Hopefully they are not seized up. That will make it stiff as well

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41wildthing 
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09-12-19 02:35 PM - Post#2775408    
    In response to rockfangd

No there is no weight in the bed. The truck used to have air shocks, however they started leaking and I had them replaced. Not at the same time as the shackles. To answer your question about lubing the shackle bolts, I have no clue as some else installed them for me. But I do want to replace the shocks and would appreciate any recomendation you might have. Thanks for your input.....Phil



 
rockfangd 
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09-12-19 06:11 PM - Post#2775423    
    In response to 41wildthing

I mentioned it because the stepside trucks weigh less as well due to the fiberglass sides.
I run KYB typically.
Monroe second.
I have air shocks on my 90 and have always had good luck with them.
It is the Monroe set. Was about 90.00 for the set and I have towed, hauled, you name it. Probably 8 years old and still hold air well

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