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Old 03-13-2007, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

Just thinking of replacing shocks, and wondering what they cost and how hard it is...

81k miles and they're ridin pretty hard...Not looking for something for offroad, just dependable for towing (7k loaded). Thanks!
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

It's only 10 bolts for all four shocks. You'll need an extension to get to the top mount on the rears. I did mine in under an hour, and I work slow. The concensus around here seems to be Bilsteins, but I put Rancho 9000's on mine. I think I'll try Bilsteins next time.

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Takes maybe 1/2 hour to 45 min. check Donahoe Signature shocks out, a little more $$ but won't corrode or rust since they are cleared.
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

I used Bilsteins. I am not looking back and am very happy with them. Easy job. About 30-60 minutes worth.
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Bilstein's...BE5-6209-HO on rear and BE5-6208-HO on the front. I've had mine on for I believe over 70k miles and have towed many times with them...they work great for me.
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

Jerry,

I used the Blistens as well.

I don't see that you have the rear sway bar installed yet?

If not, do that soon.

The shocks make a small difference but the sway bar is the best easy install for improved handling I have installed so far.

The shocks need replaced solely because: if you look close, you will see the OEM shocks leaking!

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Bilstein for me too....just did them and they work great. I should say that I don't know much about the others, but they made a big diff over the OE.
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

Bilsteins for me too.

I would advise you to change the "nuts" that the rear shocks screw into. Sometimes they break when taking them out and sometimes they break after you put the screw back in. Ask me how I know. Best get 4 of them, replace them and forget about it.
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

Anybody have the Bilstien numbers for a 4x2?
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

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Anybody have the Bilstien numbers for a 4x2?

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Here.

Looks like BE5-6206-H0 front and BE5-6207-H0 rear
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Anybody have the Bilstien numbers for a 4x2?

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Looks like BE5-6206-H0 front and BE5-6207-H0 rear

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Thanks! Gotta get rid of these KYB's soon. They're worse than stock!
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

Glad to finally hear some real world feedback on KYB's. So many people have such good things to say about them as a good cheaper alternative, but that's when they are brand new.
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Re: Excursion Shock replacement costs and difficulty

The KYB's work pretty good on some cars I've owned but not nearly as good as the adjustable Koni's that came stock on the Omni!

I've never done shocks on the 235K mile F250 or 171K mile Excursion.
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