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Old 02-28-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 6.0 4X4 SMB. I bought The Van new and have about 80k on the clock. Most of the miles have been highway miles, and not too many miles on marginal forest service roads, but some....

The Van has the original Old Man Emu shocks. My question is how long are they good for, and how will I know when I need to replace them? I see the SMB folks in Fresno are now selling Fox Shocks as replacements.

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Old 02-28-2017, 06:04 PM   #2
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I have a 2005 6.0 4X4 SMB. I bought The Van new and have about 80k on the clock. Most of the miles have been highway miles, and not too many miles on marginal forest service roads, but some....

The Van has the original Old Man Emu shocks. My question is how long are they good for, and how will I know when I need to replace them? I see the SMB folks in Fresno are now selling Fox Shocks as replacements.

thanks...

Tom
You're probably already there. The OME shocks were basically rebranded Monroe's and you can't get them anymore. Get the Fox. I've got Bilsteins as part of the Deaver Spring package and I have had to rebuild two in less than 20,000 miles. My 2 cents.
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I have had to rebuild two in less than 20,000 miles. My 2 cents.
I had a similar failure with one of the Fox's I got from Agile. The rear ones were about a year old when one went totally away and turned the rear of the van into a pogo stick. Despite the fact that I bought them from Ramsey and he had re-valved them, he was down in Cabo, so I called Fox who said send em in. They were turned around in a couple days and even shipped at no charge. That's what I call great customer service. Beyond that, even if your current shocks were new, a set of revalved Fox's from Agile will make a big difference in how your van rides and handles.
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