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Old 03-28-2017, 10:36 PM   #11
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I replaced all my shocks with Monroe Gas-Matic truck shocks. I got them from advance, they're painted all yellow, but it took me a few weeks spread just to do them due to money.

Since I put them on, my truck rides stiffer, yet smoother and doesn't bounce around.
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:01 AM   #12
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install the poly leaf spring bushings if you want that truck bounce LOL
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:43 AM   #13
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install the poly leaf spring bushings if you want that truck bounce LOL


HEELLL NAH!! When I used to work at Firestone, just after I bought my truck, I would pull in the back way and there is a little dip as you pull in, well my truck would run right through the damn thing and holy shit would that ass bounce up and down.

I was curious about it one day and decided to drop the tail gate and see how bad the rear shocks where.. well I weigh enough over 200 lbs, and sure the rain is wet, I bottomed out my rear suspension.

Come to find out the rear shocks had been replaced with cheap Gabriels that were leaking and the front where the original factory shocks that came on my truck.. so yea now it sits at the stock height and rides much better..
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:33 AM   #14
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When I ran my '93 D21 truck at a stock height, I used KYB MonoMax shocks & They were the best shocks that I have ever used. With a Torsion Bar Front End & a Leaf Spring Rear End, the ride is always going to be stiff....... your choice as a owner is: Stiff & Bouncy or Stiff & Not Bouncy........ without Coil Springs or Airbags, the stock suspension is always stiff. With lighter vehicles like a VW Bug, Torsion Bars, are not that bad, but with the D21's, I have never ridden in one with the stock suspension set up, that had a nice as ride as a car with coil springs. If you don't ever want to use the truck to carry anything in the bed, you can remove a few leaf springs, so the rear will travel more freely & improve the ride quality tremendously, but will sag if you ever do carry a load.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:34 PM   #15
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I went with KYB GR2 shocks front and rear, truck finally rides good, whole rough ride was caused by the Bilstein shocks in front, they were so stiff I could barely compress them by hand.
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I have the monroe's installed on the rear, but cant get the old ones off the front.... any tips aside from soaking with PB Blaster?
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Hold the shock shaft with a vise grip (your replacing them anyway so no worry about damaging the shaft), than try to get the top nut off, if this does not work I would just cut the nut off with a dremel or grinder with a cutting disc.
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