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post #1 of 6 Old 02-13-2008, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension Question

My '03 Ex 4x4 has its original stock suspension. The original owner put some cheap shocks on it over a year ago. It rides pretty pitiful at times. My question is with my tax refund coming in soon, what shocks or other mods should I do to smooth the suspension out?

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First I would ask........define a pitiful ride. You are a leaf sprung rig and you will not run as smooth as the coil sprung 2x4 brothers. But if you suspect shocks as a culprit, maybe bouncing too much or bottoming out type problems, I have been a Rancho fan for ever.

I have owned 2 of these beasts, a 2x4 2001 7.3 and now a 2004 6.0 4x4. Very different rides between the two.......

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Comfort in ride would be first and for most imo!! Safety also if this thing is bouncy!
Good shocks make a difference! Some lift kits offer the cheapest shocks unless you UPGRADE!!

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Bilsteins do awesome. Also to prevent some wandering a rear Hellwig swaybar is priceless.

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Check these out.....I am running these Pro Comp ES9000 Shocks on a stock '99 F250 4x4
7.3l. Work great and are far cheaper than the rs9000's.


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Man you could guess and guess - Ask and ask take your rig to a Front End shop and let them fig. it out. sug. Get your truck level, it will make a big difference on the ride - shocks, add-a-lief, stiffen everything up. pretty cheap fix.
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