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f250 shock tower question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unick, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    Im gonna go to the junkyard tomorrow and I want to get some shock towers while im there. What year ford should I look for to get the towers out of? Im planning on using Bilstein 5150 shocks soon.


    LMK
    Nick
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Buy them new from the dealer, they are only $11.00 each and you don't have to cut rivets. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ko that's cool but what year to ask for??
     
  4. the cork

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    theres a write up on it in the product reviews section,
    with numbers and years, looks like 1980- f250s
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Part number E5TZ-18183-A at your local Ford dealer..
     
  6. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    I just picked mine up 2 weeks ago. $11.60ea at local furd dealer
     
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    I hear people mentioning these all the time. Whats the benefit and are there any pics?
     
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    Check out this write up on the shock towers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. jekbrown

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I hear people mentioning these all the time. Whats the benefit and are there any pics?

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    benefits : cheaper than [darn], allow you to run long-travel shocks using the stock lower shock mount and the furd bolted to the frame, and no fabrication/welding skillz needed.

    pretty much the ultimate sort of 4x4 mod... its works, its easy, and its dirt cheap.

    pic

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  10. 88Silverado

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    Just did mine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    DOE-8403 Shocks (Summit p/n) ~$34/ea
    F=250 Towers (at dealer) ~$11.65/ea
    (Trimming required)

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  11. 88jimmy4x4

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    WOW thats great, thanks a million guys /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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