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post #1 of 26 Old 02-25-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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What shocks are you guys using

I have the crappy ranchos and am looking for a smother ride

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Bilstien's are a big improvement for the 99-04 leaf springs.

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Bilstein 5100's. nuff said.

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I'm also running 5100s. They were a huge improvement over the Motorcraft Ranchos my truck came with.

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I'm also running 5100s. They were a huge improvement over the Motorcraft Ranchos my truck came with.

Ok bilstiens 5100s sound like the winner.

will they fit on stock ride height?

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Ok bilstiens 5100s sound like the winner.

will they fit on stock ride height?
Yep, just order accordingly.

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How much do those bilsteins go for?

I just put in Sky Jacker Hydro 7000's, they are for stock to 6" lifts.
I feel they work well with my 35's and 2.5" lift.
They ride great around town, but I cant tell if its the shocks, or the tires slightly unbalanced on the highway. Certain speeds the ride feels a little shakey or choppy.
But this current setup rides much better than the stock suspension with 33's.

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Bilstein 5100's. nuff said.
I agree! (darn 10 character minimum)

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I found mine at a deal, somewhere on Amazon, like $82.00 a pair with free shipping. That was a while back but there are deals out there. I suggest hitting the Bilstien website to find your part numbers and then go shopping.

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For stock height I went with the Monroe Reflex shocks. Inexpensive, good ride, and lifetime warranty.
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