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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 11:29 AM
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60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

Hello all! my 96 xl is turning 60,000 miles here pretty soon and i am curious as to what maintenance should be performed. I bought the truck with 48,000 on it and have the original reciept from ford for the 30,000mi checkup. is there a series of things to do at 60,000???? also the shocks are original and are in need of replacement, when ever i drive over a speed bump the front end will "bob" about 3-4 times before leveling out. were the fore shocks any good originaly? i need some advice on what shocks to get for my application i want to spend about 200 for all four (front and rear) although if there is something great out there i may spend more. should i go with edelbrock, bilstein(sp) rancho???? i like to hit the light trails about once a month for camping etc. my 96 is all stock except for the 31's. thank you all in advance for all your help and advice

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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

I don't think anyone will argue against the Bilsteins.
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

Assuming you don't do any of these things regularly:
Trans fluid and filter
Cap & rotor
Plugs & wires
Belt/hoses
Coolant change
Front/Rear diff lube
Transfer case lube
Rear driveshaft slipjoint lube
Front steering lube
Other than that, unless there are specific problems you're noticing (wheel bearing noise, loose steering, etc...) you should be all set.

I say go with Bilstein shocks, but they're pricey. I was not happy with Rancho's on my Bronco, others love them. Completely different ride/handling between the two, so it's your preference. You may want to try something like Monroe, they're cheaper and probably work similar to the stock shocks, with an improvement, I'm sure.
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

honestly i would say the truck is prob 95% highway so maybe a stock replacement would be all i need???
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Go with the Monroes.
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

who carries monroe???? i want to install myself.
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

Sears
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does anyone know how often to change the fuel filter? it was done at 30k does it need it again at 60k? also do you all think i would gain much (except piece of mind) from running like a redline synthetic fluids in my f/r diffs my manual mazda trans and t case?
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

Yes, change the fuel filter.

You won't gain much if anything with the synthetics. It's more important just to keep clean oils in them.
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Re: 60,000 mile check up and shock replacement.

Napa sells a good shock too that I think are Monroe's brand. Sorry I was recomending the Bilstien for offroad performance. For what you are describing stock repacement should be fine.
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