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Racho Gas Shocks vs. Bilstein 5100 Series

Tell me what you guys think. Ive been told Bilstein is the way to go by buddies, and Ive been told by a guy who runs a 4 wheel drive shop that he likes the Rancho gas shocks. Let me know from experience

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calling all vendors that sells bistein shocks.. I currently have a 6 inch lift with just the reg fabtech shocks, i thnk they are ruff riding. and i want to upgrade the shocks, can someone give me a quote on some bilstein shocks for a six inch lift,, and will bistein shocks be noticebly different in the ride quality.

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calling all vendors that sells bistein shocks.. I currently have a 6 inch lift with just the reg fabtech shocks, i thnk they are ruff riding. and i want to upgrade the shocks, can someone give me a quote on some bilstein shocks for a six inch lift,, and will bistein shocks be noticebly different in the ride quality.

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I have a buddy that has a 6.7 cummins and he has 4.5" Fabtech with Bilstein 5100 series. He says the ride difference is like night and day

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Bilsteins or Icons are both money well spent.


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i had some pro comp shocks on ine, they wore out so i bought some Bilstien 5100's... wow, what a difference... absolutely no regrets with the bilstiens..


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Thanks for all the input guys and I believe that with the 15 to 1 poll on this for Bilstein I am going with Bilstein

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Bilsteins or Icons are both money well spent.
I believe Bilstein makes Icon's shock, but I could be wrong


Anyway Bilstein all the way, I had the Rancho 9000's on the truck and didn't like them at all, I think Rancho is only still around because that have been around so long

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I say bilsteins all the way!

I might switch my bilsteins from the oem yellow body ones to the 5100's b/c the dampering is better on them and the truck probably won't ride as firm !
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