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Rear shock length

Does anyone know the rear shock length when its fully extended for the factory Bird shocks? I work at Advance Auto and im lookin at another possibility for rear shocks for our cars. I put the rear sensatracs on the back of mine that are for the 03 cobras and the ride is softer than I want. However, the rear sensatrac shocks for the Ford Escape are the same setup as far as mounting and are alot stiffer than the cobras. Looking for a cheaper option than the Bilstiens for guys who are tryin to save some money.
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Does anyone know the rear shock length when its fully extended for the factory Bird shocks? I work at Advance Auto and im lookin at another possibility for rear shocks for our cars. I put the rear sensatracs on the back of mine that are for the 03 cobras and the ride is softer than I want. However, the rear sensatrac shocks for the Ford Escape are the same setup as far as mounting and are alot stiffer than the cobras. Looking for a cheaper option than the Bilstiens for guys who are tryin to save some money.
According to Rockauto.com:

MONROE Part # 5965
Compressed Length 14.500"
Extended Length 19.125"
Travel 4.625"

MONROE Part # 33134
Compressed Length 14.500"
Extended Length 19.125"
Travel 4.625"
Parts Pack P1136

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Good lookin. I'll take a measurment of the others next time at work. Nevrmind, I found it.

Extended 25.15 inches
Compressed 15.25 inches
Travel 9.88 inches

Think they'll work?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Kind of slapped together

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You'll need to do something to limit suspension travel.

Extended - well, when I drop a shock to get ready to pull a LCA, it doesn't drop six inches.

And you'll be hitting the shock's limit of travel before the snubber. A really big dump and you just blew your shocks out. Or, worse, the upper shock mounts.

No, they won't work.

You can TRY them, but I'd be worried about them.

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Nope, I'll take your word for it, they wont work. I'll keep looking for somthing else.
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Here's what I want to figure out how to mount...

Brand Koni
Manufacturer's Part Number 86101436RACE
Part Type Shocks and Struts
Product Line Koni 8610 Single Adjustable Race Strut Inserts
Summit Racing Part Number KON-86101436RACE

Internal Design Twin-tube
Adjustable Yes
Gas Charged No
Boot Included No
Extended Length (in) 19.690 in.
Collapsed Length (in) 14.060 in.
Body Diameter (in) 1.713 in.
Upper Mount Stud
Quantity Sold individually.


From here:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/KON-86101436RACE

And theres:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/KON-86111257RACE

These are tougher, there's an adjustment bolt on the bottom, lol.



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