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After owning a 69, 87 and now a 95, I've a question. This 95 has dual shocks up front. I originally thought it was an add on, but after further inspection, it looks to be stock. I even have the original window sticker and there is nothing noted about this feature. Was this a stock setup?
 

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If you have the 95 Eddie Bauer then yes, they have quad shocks up front for a better ride
 

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yo,
Here is the 95 Brochure;
page 7
see that the Trailer Towing Package was Optional on all Models incl EB
it consisted of; Trailer wiring harness, heavy-duty turn signal flasher, rear stabilizer bar (front standard), quad front and heavy-duty rear shocks, heavy-duty battery- 84 amp-hr./850 CCA (std. with Eddie Bauer), and super engine cooling

Same for the 96, see my Brochure here @ http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195079
 

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Just a word of caution if your going to be replacing the front shocks. There are two different shocks for front. Forward and after axle. Be careful with the lower mounting stud on the shocks forward of the axle. I broke mine and after reading on here apparently they are prone to snapping off.
 

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yo, If you DIY;
Shock Absorber, F-150 and Bronco Equipped with Quad Front Shock Absorbers
CAUTION: The low pressure gas front shock absorbers (18124) are charged with nitrogen gas to 931 kPa (135 psi) for 1-inch and 1-3/16-inch bore and 1034 kPa (150 psi) for 1-3/8-inch bore. Do not attempt to open, puncture or apply heat to the shock absorbers.

Removal
Insert a wrench to hold the upper front shock absorber retaining nut.
Loosen the stud by turning the hex on the exposed (lower) part of the stud. Remove nut and washer.
Disconnect the lower end of the front shock absorber from the bracket, bolt and nut for rearward of front axle installation, and nut and washer for forward of front axle installation.
Compress the front shock absorbers and remove.

Installation
Insert new one-piece insulators into the top surface of the upper spring seat (use soap solution to aid in installation).
Insert front shock absorber stud through insulator. Replace steel washer and hand-start nut.
Insert a wrench to hold the nut and tighten to 34-47 Nm (25-35 lb-ft) by turning the hex provided on the stud.
For installation of the rearward front shock absorber, attach the lower end of the front shock absorber to the bracket by installing the nut and bolt with the bolt head toward the tire. Tighten to 60-81 Nm (45-60 lb-ft).

For installation of the forward front shock absorber, attach the lower end of front shock absorber to the bracket by installing washer (concave surface to nut) and tighten nut to 60-80 Nm (44-59 lb-ft).


Quad Shocks,1996 Bronco with Dana Model 44 IFS

Item Part Number Description
1 805348 Nut and Washer
2 802084 Washer
3 18198 Insulator
4 5A333 Front Spring Upper Mounting Retainer
5 40949 Bolt
6 18124 Front Shock Absorber
7 620468 Nut
8 620469 Nut
9 18126 Shock Bracket
10 3405 Radius Arm (RH)
11 3A292 Radius Arm (LH)
12 805033 Bolt (Must Be Installed in Direction Shown)
13 605921 Bolt
14 58740 Bolt
15 40954 Bolt
16 18A151 Front Lower Shock Bracket (RH)
17 18A153 Front Lower Shock Bracket (LH)
18 N806085 Nut and Washer
19 390678 Stud
20 5A349 Retainer
21 N800895 Nut
22 5310 Front Coil Spring
23 5A307 Lower Spring Seat
24 5414 Front Spring Insulator
A � Tighten to 34-47 Nm
(25-35 Lb-Ft)
B � Tighten to 18-24 Nm
(13-18 Lb-Ft)
C � Tighten to 34-46 Nm
(26-33 Lb-Ft)
D � Tighten to 60-80 Nm
(44-59 Lb-Ft)
E � Tighten to 433-460 Nm (320-340 Lb-Ft)
F � Tighten to 26-34 Nm
(19-25 Lb-Ft)
G � Tighten to 326-352 Nm (240-260 Lb-Ft)




For Ford pn's. etc. see;
http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/CatalogResults.aspx?y=1996&m=Ford&mo=Bronco#Search

Shock Absorber
quad shocks front of axle ``BEFORE 5/16/94''; (Gas charged) (Front) $53.

Shock Absorber
4x4 - handling pkg. ``FROM 5/16/94''; Used w/F4TZ 18124-M to make-up dual shock (Front)

(AS-432) Shock Absorber w/trailer towing & w/o handling pkg - w/handling pkg ``FROM 5/16/94'' (Rear) $54.30

18V124 Shock Absorber W/frt quad shocks rear of axle - replace in pairs; Shock kit - front - includes attaching hardware (Front) $53.35

etc.
 

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yo, If you DIY;
Shock Absorber, F-150 and Bronco Equipped with Quad Front Shock Absorbers
CAUTION: The low pressure gas front shock absorbers (18124) are charged with nitrogen gas to 931 kPa (135 psi) for 1-inch and 1-3/16-inch bore and 1034 kPa (150 psi) for 1-3/8-inch bore. Do not attempt to open, puncture or apply heat to the shock absorbers.

Removal
Insert a wrench to hold the upper front shock absorber retaining nut.
Loosen the stud by turning the hex on the exposed (lower) part of the stud. Remove nut and washer.
Disconnect the lower end of the front shock absorber from the bracket, bolt and nut for rearward of front axle installation, and nut and washer for forward of front axle installation.
Compress the front shock absorbers and remove.

Installation
Insert new one-piece insulators into the top surface of the upper spring seat (use soap solution to aid in installation).
Insert front shock absorber stud through insulator. Replace steel washer and hand-start nut.
Insert a wrench to hold the nut and tighten to 34-47 Nm (25-35 lb-ft) by turning the hex provided on the stud.
For installation of the rearward front shock absorber, attach the lower end of the front shock absorber to the bracket by installing the nut and bolt with the bolt head toward the tire. Tighten to 60-81 Nm (45-60 lb-ft).

For installation of the forward front shock absorber, attach the lower end of front shock absorber to the bracket by installing washer (concave surface to nut) and tighten nut to 60-80 Nm (44-59 lb-ft).


Quad Shocks,1996 Bronco with Dana Model 44 IFS

Item Part Number Description
1 805348 Nut and Washer
2 802084 Washer
3 18198 Insulator
4 5A333 Front Spring Upper Mounting Retainer
5 40949 Bolt
6 18124 Front Shock Absorber
7 620468 Nut
8 620469 Nut
9 18126 Shock Bracket
10 3405 Radius Arm (RH)
11 3A292 Radius Arm (LH)
12 805033 Bolt (Must Be Installed in Direction Shown)
13 605921 Bolt
14 58740 Bolt
15 40954 Bolt
16 18A151 Front Lower Shock Bracket (RH)
17 18A153 Front Lower Shock Bracket (LH)
18 N806085 Nut and Washer
19 390678 Stud
20 5A349 Retainer
21 N800895 Nut
22 5310 Front Coil Spring
23 5A307 Lower Spring Seat
24 5414 Front Spring Insulator
A � Tighten to 34-47 Nm
(25-35 Lb-Ft)
B � Tighten to 18-24 Nm
(13-18 Lb-Ft)
C � Tighten to 34-46 Nm
(26-33 Lb-Ft)
D � Tighten to 60-80 Nm
(44-59 Lb-Ft)
E � Tighten to 433-460 Nm (320-340 Lb-Ft)
F � Tighten to 26-34 Nm
(19-25 Lb-Ft)
G � Tighten to 326-352 Nm (240-260 Lb-Ft)




For Ford pn's. etc. see;
http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/CatalogResults.aspx?y=1996&m=Ford&mo=Bronco#Search

Shock Absorber
quad shocks front of axle ``BEFORE 5/16/94''; (Gas charged) (Front) $53.

Shock Absorber
4x4 - handling pkg. ``FROM 5/16/94''; Used w/F4TZ 18124-M to make-up dual shock (Front)

(AS-432) Shock Absorber w/trailer towing & w/o handling pkg - w/handling pkg ``FROM 5/16/94'' (Rear) $54.30

18V124 Shock Absorber W/frt quad shocks rear of axle - replace in pairs; Shock kit - front - includes attaching hardware (Front) $53.35

etc.
So, would this be a worthwhile update, to a dd like my 90 that sees very little off-road other then some fire trails? I only ask because Bronco96 mentioned that it provided a better ride, and from what your saying, all the later models had them.:popc1:
 

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Just a little hint, try to make your thread title a little more descriptive next time, 1995 FSB was a little vague. People are more likely to reply to a thread with a good title.
 

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So, would this be a worthwhile update, to a dd like my 90 that sees very little off-road other then some fire trails? I only ask because Bronco96 mentioned that it provided a better ride, and from what your saying, all the later models had them.:popc1:
Yo TOM,
No, I didn't write "all later models had them"
I wrote; see that the Trailer Towing Package was Optional on all Models incl EBit consisted of; Trailer wiring harness, heavy-duty turn signal flasher, rear stabilizer bar (front standard), quad front and heavy-duty rear shocks, heavy-duty battery- 84 amp-hr./850 CCA (std. with Eddie Bauer), and super engine cooling

Same for the 96, see my Brochure here ...
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I've been in friend's 96 w/Quad shocks over same raods and trails and we haven't notice a ride difference between my std singles up front and the Quad shock arrangement. If we towed a trailer or large boat, Maybe we would sense differnce.
for a great highway ride, the MOOG® 820 model Frontreplacement springs are said to be a great mod!

Replacement Springs Review in a 96; "I posted a while back asking about stock replacement springs for the Bronco that would ease some of the abuse we endure. I decided to attack the front coils first since they were cheaper and I thought they would be easier to replace than the leafs (at least they were on my '72). Well, a few skinned knuckles and 3 hours later I have new MOOG® 820 model stock replacement springs installed. The first side wasn't easy to remove or replace, but they second side only took 30 minutes after I learned the process. I have a 5.8L engine and they Moog product spec says the 820's are designed for the additional weight of the 5.8L vs. the 5.0L. They designed the 818's for the 5.0L. If you decide to do this I will give you a few pointers on the removal and installation. If you are running a front anti-sway bar then you should unbolt the frame mounts on both sides before you remove the tires. This will allow for the additional axle droop needed to drop the coil springs out of the mounts. Also you must disconnect the shocks to also allow for the additional droop. You will need a 1-1/8" socket to remove the lower hold-down nut. A regular socket will do, but a deep socket will work better. Clean out all the dirt and mud around that lower hold-down nut and spray with penetrating oil a few days before the attempt. I think they contracted Hercules to tighten them at Ford. Either use coil spring compressors to shorten the springs for removal and installation or use a hi-lift jack to raise the frame up a bunch. The 820's are an improvement over the stock springs. I won't say that it rides like a newer Ford pickup, but it is much better. The 820's take off the biting thump that the stock springs provide when running over anything larger than an acorn. The variable rate Moog 820's are soft enough to absorb that bite, but they don't sag when you roll into a corner. I can say that I would recommend them especially for the price. I found them for $68 including shipping on Amazon. Plus $9.98 for a deep 1-1/8" socket still is a cheap install. They raised the front end up 1-5/8" but that was probably more due to tired front springs than the new springs being taller. I have a feeling installing the 818's with the 5.8L would arrive at the same ride height, but I don't know for sure. All in all I would recommend the investment if you enjoy retaining your dental fillings. No pictures...sorry." miesk5 Note; it is MOOG® CC820 Variable Rate Coil Spring and still available via AMAZON @ $71.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping as of OCT 2011; it fits 80-96 Bronco 5.0 & 5.8 w/o DUAL SHOCK OPTION; as well as many trucks & vans by scottmcwms (Scott) at FSB ...
 

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Just a word of caution if your going to be replacing the front shocks. There are two different shocks for front. Forward and after axle. Be careful with the lower mounting stud on the shocks forward of the axle. I broke mine and after reading on here apparently they are prone to snapping off.
Yep, the RH stud snapped off of my '94 when I was putting new shocks on it last year. My '86 F150 also has quad shocks and after many sets of shocks have never snapped it's mounting studs.
 
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