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post #1 of 11 Old 03-23-2010, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy Shocks

Looking to get a set of new shocks for my truck, im not exactly sure if i have a 4" or 6" lift, because its all spring lift, not blocks. Ive got 315/75/16's under it, its my avatar pic.

Any recommendations on what brand of shock and where to get them??

My truck does a lot of towing and im not concerned with it riding smooth, if that makes any difference on shock selection.


Thanks!!!


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2004 F-350 6.0 6" suspension lift sitting on 35's 6spd MANUAL 4" Turbo Back Exhaust, AFE Air Box, (ARP Studs, New HG's and Complete EGR Delete by Josh at River City Diesel) Coolant Filter from Dfuser, Stainless Steel Up-Pipe from RCD, 4 gauge pillar with Autometer Phantom Series 1 gauges. Boost, Pyro, Fuel Pressure and Oil Temp. Shimmed FPR. Improved Banjo Bolts, Fabtechs all around with Procomp Steering stabilizer all from RCD
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I just ordered 5100 Bilsteins, I'll let you know in a week or so what I think

'06 6.0, EGR Delete, SCT/Looney, Swamps 58v w/PHP Atlas 40,Banjo Bolts, Built Trans w/GoGo Solenoid, Blue Fuel Reg Spring, DieselSite Coolant Filter, NUC Oil Bypass, CFM+ elbow, 4" exhaust w/cat-muf delete & FTE rsntr, AFE CAI w/zoodad, Extang bed cover, Daystar LK w/Bilstein 5100's, RC Dual Strng Stblzr, Nitto Durra Grappler's, EGT/Trans pillar gauges, Valvoline x-blue w/fumoto, Oasis Dif Cover, Firestone airbags w/Airlift system
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Most folks swear by the Bilstein 5100's. I'm going to be picking up a set pretty soon.

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Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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Just ordered FabTechs from River City Diesel and a dual steering stabilizer. Should have them next week

2004 F-350 6.0 6" suspension lift sitting on 35's 6spd MANUAL 4" Turbo Back Exhaust, AFE Air Box, (ARP Studs, New HG's and Complete EGR Delete by Josh at River City Diesel) Coolant Filter from Dfuser, Stainless Steel Up-Pipe from RCD, 4 gauge pillar with Autometer Phantom Series 1 gauges. Boost, Pyro, Fuel Pressure and Oil Temp. Shimmed FPR. Improved Banjo Bolts, Fabtechs all around with Procomp Steering stabilizer all from RCD
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Someone on the forum just replied to a post I made indicating the Blistein 5100 are NOT available for the F250.

Is this true?

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Is your truck lifted? here is the link to the bilstein 5100 application guide. They are designed for lifted trucks. Bilstein


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AFE Stage 2 Intake
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PHP F.U. Chip
4 inch rough country lift, 315/75/16 mud grapplers, and procomp 1069 16x10

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I was told by Adam at FCDP (who I initially bought the Bilstein 5100s from) that the Icons are a little better than the Bilsteins.

So I've got some Icons heading my way, I'll let you guys know what I think!

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Problem with the 5100's is one size wil cover a couple of different sized lifts..you can get Bilsteins that will be a better fit. Icons great shocks just a little softer than the Bilsteins.

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My truck is NOT lifted, it's all stock. So does this mean I cannot g Bilstein??

What exactly does a 2.5" leveling kit mean over my stock suspension.

I seriously trying to get this stuff!!!

'06 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab FX4, 6.0L PSD
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You can get bilsteins, just not 5100s.
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