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Ford F-250 Super Duty Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

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REPLACEMENT SHOCK ABSORBER

Our REPLACEMENT shock absorber is manufactured from high quality materials and are built to match OE specifications at very affordable price. Get rid of your worn damper and restore your vehicle's steering precision and handling characteristics with this product. Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides maximum safety and stability
  • Greatly improves passenger comfort in all road conditions
  • SKU#: REPF280116
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Fit Note: 4WD, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 141.8, 158.0, 172.4 in. WheelBase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0, 158.0, 142.0 in. WheelBase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4, 158.0, 141.8 in. WheelBase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0, 158.0, 142.0 in. WheelBase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4, 158.0, 141.8 in. WheelBase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0, 158.0, 142.0 in. WheelBase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4, 158.0, 141.8 in. WheelBase
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | 8 Cyl 5.4L | King Ranch
  • 2003-2004 | 8 Cyl 6.0L | Lariat, XL, XLT
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KYB MONOMAX SHOCK ABSORBER

KYB Monomax Shock Absorber is a performance gas shocks ideal for hot trucks, sport SUVs, and 4WDs. Engineered to provide performance and stability, this offers specific valving for extreme handling. With 1/2-in. diameter hardened piston rod and large diameter piston for added strength, enhanced functionality and durability required by your vehicle can be attained.

  • SKU#: KY565044
  • Brand: KYB
  • Fit Note: 4WD, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 141.8 in. Wheelbase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 142.0 in. Wheelbase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 158.0 in. Wheelbase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0 in. Wheelbase, Crew Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4 in. Wheelbase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 141.8 in. Wheelbase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 142.0 in. Wheelbase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 158.0 in. Wheelbase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0 in. Wheelbase, Extended Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4 in. Wheelbase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 141.8 in. Wheelbase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 142.0 in. Wheelbase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 158.0 in. Wheelbase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.0 in. Wheelbase, Standard Cab Pickup, 4WD, 172.4 in. Wheelbase
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Red
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | 8 Cyl 5.4L | King Ranch
  • 2003-2004 | 8 Cyl 6.0L | Lariat, XL, XLT
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"Great shocks and a better price. How can you go wrong!" posted by: Moneyman on November 22, 2011

"I loaded my 8 1/2 foot camper into the bed of my recently purchased 2001 F 250. As I proceded down the road the truck bobbed from side to side. It was very appearant that new shocks were in order. I ordered the kub's. Wow what a difference really don't notice any sway. The ride loaded and empty is very smooth. There folks also had the best price by far. I goofed and ordered four rear shocks and they were very prompt in issueing a refund and did not charge a restocking fee. I will do business with them in the future." posted by: mckenzieman on July 29, 2011 view all 2 reviews

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MONROE REFLEX TRUCK SHOCK ABSORBERS

Precision-engineered using ASD Technology, these Reflex Truck Shock Absorbers have a unique and capable valving system that restores your vehicles handling and performance. Along with planted dual tube systems, the 2 inch diameter reserve tube increases fluid-holding capacity to achieve a cooler running unit. These components are manufactured to match OE standards and specifications on your vehicle. The induced-pressure is minimized is due to the 1.38 inch bore size and self-lubricating seals are kept intact to preserve gas at the same time cuts short superfluous wear or friction.

Item Details:

  • 0.63 in. piston rod diameter
  • 1.38 in. piston diameter
  • 2-2.25 in. reserve tube
  • 4.75 in. damper travel
  • SKU#: TS911173
  • Brand: Monroe
  • Fit Note: Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, RWD, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Silver
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2013-2014 | 8 Cyl 6.7L | Platinum
  • 2011-2014 | 8 Cyl 6.7L | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
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RANCHO RS5000 SHOCK ABSORBER

Experience exceptional performance and comfort when you install Rancho's rebuildable RS5000 Shock Absorbers. These light truck shocks exhibit an expanded tube design and valving technology. The expanded tube design allows for cooler operating temperatures. While the 10-stage velocity sensitive valving allows the shock to self-adjust as speed and road conditions change. The combination of these features delivers the comfortable highway ride and superb off-road performance you need.

Features and Benefits:

  • 0.63 in. diameter chrome piston rod
  • Ten-stage velocity sensitive valving for rugged performance on and off the road
  • Expanded design provides more fluid capacity for lower operating temperatures
  • Internal rebound bumper and red dust boot to protect the piston rod from contaminants

  • SKU#: R38RS5254
  • Brand: Rancho
  • Fit Note: 4WD, With 2.5 in. Lift, Not For Chassis Cabs
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2013 | All Engines | Platinum
  • 2011-2013 | All Engines | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
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Experience substantially improved driving comfort and performance with Gabriel® LTV Shock Absorbers. Gabriel LTV series is equipped with a super-finished chromed piston rod that provides increased corrosion protection and enhanced sealing properties.

Features:

  • 1 5/8 in. (41 mm) piston bore to provide strength and stability
  • 360┬░ arc welded end mounts that provide superior structural strength
  • Custom-sized to directly replace your stock shocks
  • 10-stage all-coil spring valving for comfort, control and enhanced durability
  • SKU#: GAB58810
  • Brand: Gabriel
  • Fit Note: 4WD
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | Lariat, XL, XLT
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Bilstein Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly
  • SKU#: W0133-1916563
  • Brand: Bilstein
  • Fit Note: 4-6 in. Lifted Suspension, 4WD, 4-6 in. Lifted Suspension
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Off-Road
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
 
Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | Lariat, XL, XLT
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PRO COMP – ES9000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

ES9000 shock absorbers by Pro Comp give you everything you want for heavy loads – highway performance and off-road manageability, with nitrogen gas-charged technology and twin-tube design. Pro Comp was built on the premise of developing the best value-based suspension systems and accessories possible for off-road enthusiasts, and is highly regarded as a leading aftermarket manufacturer.

  • Designed specifically for heavy loads/vehicles
  • Features a 10-stage velocity sensitive valve design
  • State-of-the-art nitrogen gas-charged shock design
  • Retains stock handling for the ultimate in handling/safety
  • Twin-tube cellular gas-filled shocks
  • SKU#: E37915510
  • Brand: Pro Comp
  • Fit Note: RWD, w/0 - 2 in. Lift;, RWD
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2011-2012 | 8 Cyl 6.7L | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
  • 2008-2010 | 8 Cyl 6.4L | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
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BELLTECH – STREET PERFORMANCE SHOCK ABSORBERS

Belltech’s Street Performance shock absorbers offer superior handling and performance for lowered trucks and SUVs and feature top-notch components as well as Teflon-coated bushings and piston seals to eliminate metal-to-metal contact. Belltech, world-renowned for its pioneer status in the custom truck world, designs and manufactures innovative lowering technologies to serve automotive enthusiasts and customizers.

  • Beefy 55mm body with 15mm rod and 35mm piston
  • Provides a more balanced driving experience
  • Bushings and piston seals are coated with Teflon to avoid metal-on-metal rubbing
  • Feature tuned low-speed compression rate and progressive rebounding
  • Gets rid of annoying body roll, squat and pitch at any speed
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
  • Direct fit
  • Number of shocks needed: 4
  • SKU#: B2610104H
  • Brand: Belltech
  • Fit Note: 81.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 81.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 81.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 81.8 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 81.8 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 82.4 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 82.4 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 96.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 96.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 96.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.0 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.6 in. Bed, Styleside, 2-Door, Standard Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.6 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Crew Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles, 98.6 in. Bed, Styleside, 4-Door, Extended Cab Pickup, RWD, Fits Stock Height Vehicles
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Silver
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2011-2012 | 8 Cyl 6.7L | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
  • 2008-2010 | 8 Cyl 6.4L | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
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SKYJACKER – NITRO 8000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

Nitro 8000 shock absorbers by Skyjacker are the highest quality and most reliable shock upgrade or replacement for serious off-road vehicles that money can buy, utilizing only the best quality materials and the highest production standards in the industry. Skyjacker, built on the principal of developing the best suspension systems and lift kits in the world, is the preeminent aftermarket manufacturer of suspension components that allow truck owners to get off the streets and into the great outdoors with confidence.

  • Direct fit by year, make and model of vehicle
  • Red shock boots and polyurethane bushings included
  • Designed specifically for large, hardcore off-road vehicles
  • Takes the edge off vehicle’s harshness and offers more pleasant ride experience
  • Benefits include twin tube design, multi-stage valving
  • Utilize pressurized nitrogen gas (150 PSI)
  • SKU#: S97N8023
  • Brand: Skyjacker
  • Fit Note: 4WD, 22.58 in. Extended, 13.71 in. Collapsed, With 0 - 3 in. Lift
  • Type: Standard
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | Lariat, XL, XLT
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"installed on a 1987 f350 4x4 with poor handling with the shocks bushing and ball joint it handles and rides much better. Just received the back set of bushings shocks and body mounts once in stalled expect the ride and handling to be better than when truck was new." posted by: on August 15, 2013

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MOTORCRAFT VARIABLE DAMPING SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Motorcraft is one of the leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality OE products, especially Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies. With their performance that meets the requirement of manufacturers specification, these enhance vehicle handling with quick engine response. Engineered with advanced technology and robust construction, these ensure long product life and excellent functionality.

  • SKU#: MIASHV19
  • Brand: Motorcraft
  • Fit Note: RWD, With Dual Rear Wheel
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | Lariat, XL, XLT
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FABTECH PERFORMANCE SHOCK ABSORBERS

Fabtech Performance Shock Absorbers are dual-positioned, twin-tube hydraulic dampeners with high velocity 9-stage valving that are capable of controlling the vehicle movement. Its closed cell insert lessens shock fade at high speed and include hardened chrome piston rod with OD piston and polyurethane bushings.

Item Details:

  • 2.38 in. body diameter
  • 1 in. ID eye ring-and-bushing upper and lower mount style
  • 1.38 in. OD piston and a 0.56 in. hardened chrome piston rod
  • SKU#: F37FTS7266
  • Brand: Fabtech
  • Fit Note: 4WD, With 5.5 in. - 8 in. Lift, With 6 in. - 8 in. Lift, 4WD, With 5.5 in. - 8 in. Lift, 4WD, With 6 in. - 8 in. Lift
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2005 | All Engines | FX4
  • 2004-2005 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
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TRAILMASTER SSV SPEED SMART VALVING SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Trailmaster SSV Speed Smart Valving Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies are made with adjustable nitrogen gas-pressured twin-tube. These enable automatic adjusting when driven in any road surfaces and prevent foaming. These dampers are durable and stylish with platinum-gray finish and 2.38 in. diameter cylinders.

Item Details:

  • 2.38 in. body diameter
  • SKU#: T5472480
  • Brand: Trailmaster
  • Fit Note: 4WD, With 0 - 3 in. Lift, 4WD, With 0 in. Lift/Drop
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2004 | All Engines | Harley-Davidson Edition, King Ranch
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | Lariat, XL, XLT
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SUPERLIFT SUPERIDE SHOCK ABSORBERS

Superlift Superide Shock Absorbers are engineered to offer excellent ride quality, long product life, and increased durability. Utmost control on and off-road is attained as these have ten-stage velocity sensitive valving to give comfortable ride. With o-ring piston seal that prevents fade and heavy-duty chrome-hardened piston shaft for increased protection, these allow the damper to function more effectively in your vehicle.

Features and Benefits:

  • High fluid capacity twin-tube body for smooth and comfortable riding
  • Urethane eye bushings for enhanced control movement
  • Includes yellow shock boot for long-term resistance

Item Details:

  • 9.25 in. stroke
  • 2.38 in. body diameter
  • Stud upper mount 0.38 in. x 24 thread size and 2.37 in. length
  • 1.25 in. ID loop lower mount 0.75 in. ID bushing
  • SKU#: S3088500
  • Brand: Superlift
  • Fit Note: 4WD, Gas Pressurized, With 2 - 2.5 in. Lift, With Camper Package Suspension, 4WD, Gas Pressurized, With 2 - 2.5 in. Lift, With Standard Suspension, 4WD, Gas Pressurized, With 2 - 2.5 in. Lift
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Performance
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2005-2012 | All Engines | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
  • 2009-2010 | All Engines | Cabela's
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TUFF COUNTRY EZ-RIDE SX8000 SHOCK ABSORBERS

Ideal for lifted full size trucks and SUVs, these Tuff Country EZ-Ride SX8000 Nitro Gas Shock Absorbers are recommended for full-size applications. Offering twin-tube construction and nitro gas charged characteristics; these will limit fading while keeping operation running on greatest durability and robustness.

Item Details:

  • 0.63 in. piston rod diameter
  • Includes polyurethane bushings and mounting hardware

Notes:

  • Some applications may require additional mounting hardware. For vehicles lifted 2-6 in.
  • SKU#: TUF61232
  • Brand: Tuff Country
  • Fit Note: Vehicles With 2 in. Stock Rear Blocks May Require Add Lift In Rear, With 2.5 in. Lift, 4WD, Vehicles With 2 in. Stock Rear Blocks May Require Add Lift In Rear, With 2.5 in. Lift
  • Type: Shock Absorber
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2013-2014 | All Engines | Platinum
  • 2006-2014 | All Engines | King Ranch, Lariat, XL, XLT
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DAYSTAR – SCORPION PERFORMANCE SHOCKS

Are the stock shock absorbers on your vehicle worn out? Replace all four of them with Daystar Scorpion Performance Shocks to create a much better handling vehicle. Daystar is one of the pioneering manufacturers of polyurethane suspension components for both automotive and motorcycle markets with over 35 years of specialized experience. Thanks to Daystar’s pioneering spirit, precise engineering and focus on made in USA quality, installing Daystar suspension components and off-road parts on your vehicle is a no-brainer.

  • Quality certified ISO 9001
  • Great replacements for worn-out stock shocks
  • Specially tuned for each vehicle application for the highest performance, (not a universal shock)
  • Available individually
  • Valving is velocity sensitive
  • Hardened piston shaft, (chrome)
  • Accepts no compromise between affordability, reliability and vehicle performance
  • Comes with Daystar boot and shock bushings
  • SKU#: DAYKU01004
  • Brand: Daystar
  • Fit Note: White;, RWD
  • Color/Finish: White
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Damping Type: Non-Adjustable
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Performance
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Fits the following Ford F-250 Super Duty Years:
  • 2015 | All Engines | All Submodels
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To be able to give you excellent ride and handling comfort, your Ford F-250 Super Duty needs the best shock absorber and strut assembly. Both the shocks and struts have the same basic function of damping all the bouncing motions that your truck gets from bumps and potholes on the road. But aside from providing better handling, your strut assembly also helps the suspension system when it comes to steering and supporting your pickup. It's important to check your shocks and struts periodically because a worn-out or leaking Ford F-250 Super Duty shock absorber and strut assembly not only gives you a very bouncy, uncomfortable ride; it also risks your safety due to increased body sway, skidding, and stopping distance.

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  • At how many miles is it necessary to replace a Ford F-250 Super Duty shock absorber and strut assembly?
    Answer: There's no definite number of miles that would indicate that the F-250's shock absorber and strut assembly needs replacement. However, it would be a good idea to check the shocks and struts every year or every 12,000 miles for signs of wear and leaking. The stock shock absorbers normally last for a good 30,000 miles. On the other hand, factory struts can be expected to last about twice as long. Some F-250 Super Duty struts even last for more than 60,000 miles.
  • What are the common danger signs of a worn-out shock absorber and strut assembly on a Ford F-250?
    Answer: When checking if the shocks and struts on a Ford F-250 might need replacement, one of the most common signs to look out for is an excessively bouncy ride. Even without driving the vehicle, a bounce test can be performed: if the pickup bounces more than three times after applying pressure on the rear or front areas, then the shock absorber and strut assembly probably needs to be replaced. Other signs include swaying of the truck's body when changing lanes and rocking back and forth when braking. For physically observable signs, it's good to check for fluid leaks from the suspension or uneven tread wear on the tires.
  • What are some important measures to remember when replacing the shock absorber and strut assembly on a Ford F-250 Super Duty?
    Answer: When working with almost any part of the suspension system, it's very important to be precise. This is why one of the most important things to remember when replacing the shock absorber and strut assembly on a Ford F-250 Super Duty is to always torque the nuts and bolts according to the manufacturer's specifications. It's also very important to have the wheels realigned after replacing the shocks and struts. If doing a DIY alignment is not an option, many mechanics offer this procedure for very low charges.