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Recommendations for rear shocks & smooth ride

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by positivemojo, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. positivemojo

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    Please let me know your recommendations for rear shocks that will give my Expedition a smooth ride. Thanks!
     
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    Cheap Monroes.
     
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    Thanks for the response but I bought Monroe's two years ago and they worked great at first but are now bouncing all over the place. I'd rather not make the same mistake twice - but who knows, I may have gotten a bad set.
     
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    About two months ago, I installed Bilstein 4600s, new factory coils and a 2" front, 2" rear kit. It rides fantastic. I'd recommend the 4600s for sure!
     
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    Do you go a lot on real bouncy roads because my Monroes all lasted many many miles.
     
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    Is there something wrong with the stock suspension? Are stock shocks no good?
     
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    I am wondering the same thing, everybody seems to think because some shocks cost more they are better but actually I think they are worse because they make them stiffer which is very easy to do but it gives the sense of being "better".
     
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    The ride has gotten very bouncy. It's almost like there's very little dampening of the spring. The original shocks began leaking about 2 years ago and I replaced them with Monroe. I live in North Texas where there is a lot of clay soil and due to contraction and expansion of the clay the roads get really rough - they repair them all the time.

    I have Monroe's on the front and they are fine. It's just the rear. Little bumps are not a problem but if I go over a slightly bigger bump that's when it bounces 3-4 times and it shouldn't be doing that. At first the Monroe's were great, but now - not so much. So if I am going to replace them I'm not eager to put Monroe's back on.

    I've heard Bilstein makes a really good shock but don't have any experience. I have tried KYB for my wife's car and they seem pretty good. They were pretty stiff at first but settled in after a few weeks.

    I don't mind spending extra money. I just want something reliable that will provide a smooth ride.
     
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    The ride has gotten bouncy. They aren't dampening the spring.
     
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    Thanks. I've been thinking about Bilstein. I understand they don't come with the lower spring collar and you have to use the one off of the OEM shocks. I don't know if the last ones that replaced the OEM have a removable collar. Did you buy the whole rear strut or did you get one with a lower spring collar?
     

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