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Are Edelbrock IAS Shocks worth it

I totalled my old 92 Bronco in a freak flip-over accident on the highway involving black ice. Everyone was alright but now I bought a new 96 Bronco with OE shocks and they suck! The ride is comfortable but the handling is awful, and when travelling through cloverleafs slowly at 25MPH, the Bronco feels really tipsy turvy. I need something that reduces chassis roll dramatically. Are Edelbrock IAS Shocks worth it for $49 each. Unfortunately I have quad-shocks so it looks to be around $290 total. What would you say about Gabriel or Monroe shocks? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Body roll

Do you have front and/or rear anti-sway bars??

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Re: Body roll

I have both sway bars on

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Re: Body roll

You should check ALL the suspension bushings, especially the sway bar and end link bushings. Also, see if the bars are bent, broken, or otherwise damaged.

Shocks don't keep the truck from swaying; they just damp the action of the springs so the truck doesn't continue bouncing after hitting a bump. They'll compress under any sustained load, like turning a long curve. If your sway bars are OK, check the tires. If they have low pressure, or were EVER run at high speed and low pressure, the sidewalls will allow the truck to lean over. You might also have a broken spring or two.

I think the most probable causes are: tires, sway bars, suspension bushings, springs (in that order). New shocks may hide the problem, but they won't fix it.

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Re: Body roll

Thanks Steve,

I will look into this, I checked my tires 2 weeks ago

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Re: Are Edelbrock IAS Shocks worth it

Ya I'v got the same problem. I just sold my 88 for a 95 and the new truck is more comfortable but it feels like it's going to tip over around a corner. The suspension is really soft. My old truck used to take corners like a race car.

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My 95 is fine for cornering in fact its a little stiff for the potholed city driving it usually sees. Brand and quality of tires of you may have make a big diff on the ride you are having. Some are made for soft car-like ride while some off-road tires are quite stiff. My yoka's are quite stiff (get new ones this spring) and thus a harsh ride over potholes. I have 6 - Trailmaster SSV shocks installed and they keep my bouncing in check. Cornering in my truck is pretty good in my opinion. I have both sways bars as well. Cant think what else would cause excessive sway. Springs going? Rubber bushings shot?

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My 95 is fine for cornering in fact its a little stiff for the potholed city driving it usually sees. Brand and quality of tires of you have may make a big diff on the ride you are having. Some are made for soft car-like ride while some off-road tires are quite stiff. My yoka's are quite stiff (get new ones this spring) and thus a harsh ride over potholes. I have 6 - Trailmaster SSV shocks installed and they keep my sway in check. Cornering in my truck is pretty good in my opinion. I have both sways bars as well. Cant think what else would cause excessive sway. Springs going? Rubber bushings shot?

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In that case, it may be designed like that since most Broncos were sold to women in the late 80's (when no one made a FS station wagon). If that's what it is, you could start swapping in springs and sway bars from older, heavier trucks.

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Re: Are Edelbrock IAS Shocks worth it

My old 92 Bronco had gas shocks by Gabriel and they made the truck feel very good around corners. I never felt the strong sensation of tipping over when compared to the new Bronco. Because of this, I did drive my old Bronco like a race car, just as you had done. With my new Bronco, I have to drive like a sissy, I need to stiffen my suspension. Has anyone tried and would recommend Edelbrock IAS Shocks. I can get them for $50

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