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Old 07-07-2011, 11:56 AM
Joe Garfield Joe Garfield is offline
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Default Need shocks: Sensa Trac Load Adjust?

'99 2wd Ranger, need rear shocks. All driving on (crappy) roads, occasional hauling of motorcycle (600lbs), sometimes long distance.

Interested in the Sensa Trac Load Adjustable shocks, but curious if they will jack up the rear of the truck. Had regular Sensa Tracs installed on front while getting front end inspected (now kicking myself for paying to have it done).

Anyway, looking at Sensa Trac load adjustable, or Motorcraft OEM or Motorcraft HD.

Any thoughts?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Need shocks: Sensa Trac Load Adjust?

Buddy has them on a dodge...loves em...dont flex the best though
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:57 AM
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Default Re: Need shocks: Sensa Trac Load Adjust?

Bailed out on them, after thinking about the load being transferred to the shock mounting bolts. Truck is from Vermont and pretty rusty. Went with a KYB Gas-filled Monotube.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: Need shocks: Sensa Trac Load Adjust?

Wow, now having about a week on my fron Sensa Trac shocks, I hate them. Just found the 'Safe and Sound' warranty on Monroe's site, will be calling and hoping to get a refund. Not sure why these come up as their first choice recommended shock for a Ranger XLT 2WD, they handle like a mid-90's cadillac. Steering response feels delayed, shocks feel soft, never experienced body roll on my truck until now (almost scary on the highway). I am not bashing the overall 'quality' of the shock nor the company itself, just the application of Sensa-Tracs on a Ranger-sized pickup truck.

I see the Gas Magnum listed on the site, but doesn't come up as a suggestion for the Ranger, and it looks like they stopped making the Reflex Monotube, at least in the Ranger's size (even sent an email about them, they referred me to other shocks but said nothing of the reflex).

I think if you have a lowered truck and want it to handle like a car, the Sensa Tracs might be OK. I bought a truck because I want and need a truck; don't want to pretend I'm driving a car, and don't want to sacrifice the great feel of the road with an aftermarket shock.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Need shocks: Sensa Trac Load Adjust?

I was going to get those for the rear...the shock that has a spring around it cuz i need sandbags in the winter for traction and didn't want the rear end sagging. I think rock auto has blisteins but im trying to go cheap but not economy.

edit: rock auto doesnt have blisteins but they have motorcraft...that's probably what i'll go with.
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