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I have been researching through various old post for about two months and I'm trying to find the best shock set up for what I have now. The only measurement I took was in a parking lot sitting level. The sucko 5000 I have I hate.Anyhow while sitting level my front measures (from center of bottom shock hole on the radius arm to where it contacts the spring tower) 14 1/2", this includes the bushing at the tower. So... I was looking for a shock that is around 10"compressed, and 18" fully extended. The rear measures 19 1/2" so I'm looking at 15" compressed and 24" fully extended. Of course I would like the most travel but with a 2" lift there aren't many options! I measured my bumpstops on front from bottom of stop to radius arm it's 2 5/8". Correct me if I'm wrong but, does that mean that I can only flex UP 2 5/8"-3". So actually if I get front shocks that are 10.5" compressed the suspension will not flex that much going UP! I want to get the most flex for my $$$ and I want to do it right the first time. Monroe site offers the most info and cheapest but good product. I've also talked to quite a few off-road Ford owners who run monroe and they are pleased with them.I do not dave dual shocks. Any suggestion or comments are welcome. BTW- adding more lift at this time is not an option.