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chaccof 07-03-2010 03:22 PM

Will be Replacing Shocks - What to Watch For?
Hi all -

Will be replacing the front and back shocks on my '05 4X4 quad cab. Looks pretty straight forward and had done the same on my Dakota. But just wanted to see if there are any "gotcha's" I should watch for? Plan to soak the shock nuts with PB over night so that should help.

One question that may be a stupid one - but in looking at other threads in the forum I see mention of compressing springs, pictures with shock towers and springs but I'll be darned if I can find any coil springs on the front of my truck. The front shocks seem rather small to me and at a very severe angle - lie 45 degrees off center - sort of between 1 and 2 o'clock if straight up is 12 o'clock. So my question - am I missing the coil spring somewhere?

As always, TIA.

Richmond, VA

RamTech 07-03-2010 03:37 PM

Nothing special about them. What you see is what you get. You aren't missing the coils, your truck has torsion bar front suspension and doesn't have them.

chaccof 07-03-2010 09:10 PM

Thank you Randy - always enjoy reading your posts. Glad I'm not going crazy looking for coils that aren't there....

croscow 07-08-2010 08:05 PM

Hi Chaccoff...I have an 02 Ram Quad 5.9L...I'll be replacing shocks too. What brand to go with? I do just basic yard work and light towing (motorcycle) with the truck.

Silver Spring, MD

chaccof 07-10-2010 12:16 PM

I went with Monroe REFLEX shocks front and back. Job took about an hour and 15 minutes and I didn't even need to jack up the truck or remove the wheels. Like you I mostly use my truck to go back and forth to work with an occassional load of stuff to the dump. I also haul around a lot of golf clubs (have a repair business). So far I'm pleased with the ride and overall feel.

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