(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
So, the Eibach Pro-Truck rear shock is going to be one of the best options for your '09 to '13 two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive F-150 if your truck has a stock ride height and you want one of the biggest improvements in overall damping, handling, and performance, whether you're on the street or taking your truck off-road. Now, this one is a little bit pricier than some of the other options that do not include adjustments, or external tanks, or anything like that. However, those options that are less expensive than the Eibach option will simply not provide the same amount of damping or performance. And in terms of aesthetics, I'm happy to say, these things do look pretty bad-ass. Some of the more affordable options will feature a painted finish, whereas this guy actually has a nice black powder-coat finish. Black powder-coat will simply stand up to abuse a lot better than any other finish on any other shock. Now, I'm very happy to say that installing these shocks is very straightforward. It's a bolt-on job. You only need a couple of basic hand tools. You might need one specialty tool, like a torque wrench, however, you can still get this done in the driveway at home in probably 30 minutes to an hour. So, for that reason, I'm going to give the install a pretty simple one out of three wrenches on my patented difficulty meter. Now, we are using a truck that does have a small lift on it because, well, here at American Trucks, we like things big, so none of our trucks currently have a stock ride height. But, for the purposes of this install, it'll work just fine. So, again, if you want one of the biggest upgrades for a factory ride height rear shock, go ahead and stick around. I'm going to show you guys what tools you need, and I'll walk you through this install step-by-step. All right. So, we got our truck up in the air and we've got the discs supported by a pole jack under the pumpkin. Now, we can remove our shock. Obviously, you don't have to remove your wheel and tire, but we did it just to show you guys what we're working with here. At any rate, in order to loosen the bolts and nuts holding the shock to the truck, you need an 18-millimeter wrench and a 15-millimeter socket. Now, these might be pretty tight, so it's helpful to have a big breaker bar with you, and I'm using my PB B'laster here to help break things loose as well. All right, now that we have our factory shock removed, we can do a quick comparison here. You guys can see how much nicer the Eibach shocks look, which certainly speaks to their overall quality. Obviously, this guy's just got a pretty basic painted finish on here. You can see some corrosion's coming through. That won't be the case with the Eibach shock. These guys actually have a black powder-coat finish on them. Powder coat's actually a baked-on finish. It's a lot tougher than paint or just a bare finish, so it's safe to say, when you take your truck off-road, you put these things through some abuse like they deserve, they will not rust out on you like the factory shocks do. I also like they provide a pretty heavy-duty rubber boot here for the rod itself, so you don't have to worry about any grime or grease getting in there. And if you want to remove it to clean it off, even still, you can actually do so quite easily. Now, one of the things I like about the Pro-Truck shocks in particular is the fact that they still use rubber bushings. That's not going to add any noise, vibration, or harshness, or NVH, to the ride, so you'll still get a nice ride quality. So, overall, you're getting an upgrade here without having to deal with any of the bad stuff. All right, now that you can see why the Eibach one's a lot nicer than the factory one, let's go ahead and throw the new one on, shall we? It's the same exact process as the uninstall. Go ahead and throw the nuts and bolts, either zip them back down if you're using an air tool like me, or use your hand tools, and then when you get to that final step of tightening things down, you want to tighten everything down to 66 foot-pounds. All right, so once you've got all those nuts and bolts torqued to spec, that'll wrap up the install. Pretty easy stuff, right? That also wraps up my review of the Eibach Pro-Truck rear shock for your '09 to '13 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive F-150. I'm Travis. Thanks for watching. For all things F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Enhanced Handling and Performance. This adjustable Eibach Pro-Truck Rear Shock for Stock Height is the perfect custom upgrade to raise the performance of your Ford F-150. This shock offers factory ride height.
Race-Winning Technology. The Pro-Truck Rear Shocks are manufactured with the highest level of technology; unique to high-speed performance races like NASCAR, Dakar Racing, Formula 1, GT3, and V8 Supercar Champions, just to mention a few. This rear shock is dyno-tested for quality and performance, so you know they provide safety, quality handling, and comfort.
High-Quality Construction. For quality assurance, Eibach engineers this Pro-Truck Series Rear Shock with a mono-tube design and nitro-coated rods with 46mm pistons capability. It features miniscule springs, low-pressure valves and tension coils to offer the needed energy absorption. Additionally, it is coated with a heavy-duty zinc plating to protect it from corrosion for improved longevity.
Direct-Fit Replacement Upgrade. This Rear Shock Absorber is crafted to be a direct-fit replacement for the OE stock shocks. It is a direct, bolt-on upgrade, making the installation easy.
Warranty. To guarantee high performance and durability, Eibach offers a million-mile warranty to the original purchaser.
Application. This Eibach Pro-Truck Series Rear Shock for Stock Height is designed to fit all F-150 models built between 2009-2013, excluding the Raptor.
Fitment: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Details
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My truck is stock height but I do have airbags to level out towing a travel trailer. Am I still good with this shock?
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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