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where you guys geting shock towers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TorkDSR, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    where you guys getting Ford shock towers? I ive seen post where people have qouted $thirty five a pair
    my buddy called and they wanted ninety a piece
    any help would be appreciated

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  2. 55Willy

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    did you ask for the 1980 f-250 front mounts?

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  3. Esteban86K5

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    Give them this part number E5TZ-18183-A and they should give you the right one. I think I paid 11.50 a piece. Just give them that part number and they can't screw it up.

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  4. TorkDSR

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    is that the only one i can use?

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  5. 55Willy

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    You can use any mount you want. But to use the same as most poeple on here yaeh, those are the ones you want.

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  6. chvyhs

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    I used the same one as Esteban, it earned me an extra five inches of shock.

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  7. Grim-Reaper

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    I tried to get a set last week and the dealer said they couldn't get them. No longer available. Looks like I got to go junk yarding.

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  8. Esteban86K5

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    I know Richard(Chvyhs) just did his less than 3 weeks ago. And I'm pretty sure he got them from the dealer. I got mine about 4 months ago and they had to order one. Maybe different dealers have different access. I'll check my local dealer on Tuesday if someone wants me too.

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    Is the part # used for both sides?
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  10. Esteban86K5

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    Yup, it's able to mount on either side.

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  11. K5DRAGER

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    I went friday to order some and they said they where for a 85 f-250, not that it matters. He said that if the local wharehouse had them it would be monday, if they had to get them from some main one it would be a couple of days. He quoted me 12.30 a piece and didn't mention any problems with getting them. I'll let you guys know how this turns out.
     
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    hey grim, i would try another dealer
    i wanted a bushing for the steering column at the firewall, and the dealer near me said no longer available, said i had to buy the entire $140 assembly and i called another dealer across town, and he said he would get it for me the next day, and he did. a good counter guy is invaluable
    good luck
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  13. TorkDSR

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    thanks everyone, either my ford dealer (is it MY ford dealer? i dont own a ford) is giving me th wrong price or NorthEast PA isnt the place to buy shock towers[​IMG]

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    no ESTEBAN , they can screw it up , didi for me here in ec i gave em that part number and they said " duh we are stupid PHOURD guys ...cant help ya " arggg ill make my own dangit

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    Just letting everyone know that I got mine in to day like they said. No problem getting them at all. Just like someone else said, make sure you give them that exact part number.
     
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    Yes, I was the buddy who called for a price, I didnt give the part number (i was a work) But i did say they were from a 1980 f250. Dude said 91 bucks a piece and i almost crapped my pants. Ill try again with the part number and see what happens.

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  17. HarryH3

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    Esteban's part number is the correct one. I've got a pair of the brackets sitting right here and I just double-checked the labels. [​IMG] The parts guy here was surprised at how cheap they were once he saw what they were! [​IMG] Full retail on them is only around $15 each. (Unless the boys at Ford have found out how popular they are, and have decided that selling Ford parts to GM owners is a great way to stop the huge financial losses that they've been suffering lately). [​IMG]

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    How much work is involved to install these?


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  19. shaggyk5

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    Pretty stinkin easy.

    Check it out:
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    Kind of a badass mod for only 30 bucks plus shocks...(or in my case 182 bucks...)

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    Just did mine saturday. Took about an hour per side not counting running to tractor supply 3 times for bolts. That's using air tools. [​IMG]

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