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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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F*rd towers and Bilstein shocks

I finally got around to installing the F250 shock towers and Bilstein 5125's that I bought a while back. I removed the old junk and did some measuring, then got to work. The new shocks are about 29.5" extended, so I decided they needed to be set at 22" when the truck is on its tires, so that determined where I would mount the towers.
I also put Daystar jounce bumpers on the shocks so I don't ever have to worry about bottoming them out.
A couple of the old shock bolts were way to long, so I have to make a run to town in the morning to finish it off.
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I got to do some road testing of the new set up today and I love it. I mostly drove on the road, with a little bit of dirt road and some rough stuff. The shocks really make the ride nice and smooth. It seems like the harder or faster I hit a bump, the more the shocks work. I think that next I am going to see about putting some of these on the back of the truck too.
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Trans mount

Today I replaced the transmission mount. It was a fairly easy job and took about 30 minutes or so. The old mount was toast. It was like a big hinge, with the top and bottom half swinging back and forth. The one I took off was the one the Burb came with from the factory. Next comes the engine mounts and new spark plugs and wires.
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I drove around today after putting in the new trans mount and I could definitely tell a difference. When I hit the gas, the trans and transfer case shifter levers don't move anymore. They used to move quite a bit, now they are stationary like GM intended. This old truck is starting to make me feel happy again.
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sounds like your haveing fun, i like your ford shock towers

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Thanks. I read where a few guys were having problems with cracking the frame when running these shock mounts. I took the portion of the mount that I cut off, trimmed it up, and used it as a backing plate for the mounts. I think that will help prevent any cracking.
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