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Shock Upgrade

Looking to upgrade my shocks, anyone have any recommendations? Bilstein, Rancho, etc. Truck currently has the stock Rancho Shocks that came with the FX4 package. Was looking at the Bilstein 5100's and the Racho RS7000MT's and the Rancho RS9000XL's. Anyone have any of these or recommend any of these?

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I put the 5100's on recently and am very happy.

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I have the 5100's.....nothing to write home about. Honestly didnt notice a difference from the stockers..

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I have the 5100's.....nothing to write home about. Honestly didnt notice a difference from the stockers..
Didn't notice a difference??? Wow.... Huge difference over stock.

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I'm noticing a pretty significant price difference between the Bilstein's and the Rancho's. If there's not a huge performance difference obviously economy would take priority. Anyone else have any suggestions or comments???

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I have no experience and was going to order the 7000MT last month but had some other things come up. The people I talked to that are running them loved them. That's about all I have to add though

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I have the RS9000XL and I like them so far. The only issue I have is trying to find that perfect setting that seems to work best overall, which may never happen.

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I have the RS9000XL and I like them so far. The only issue I have is trying to find that perfect setting that seems to work best overall, which may never happen.
I'm looking at either RS9000XL's or the RS7000MT Mono-tube. Just trying to figure out which one's are better and why. I've heard some good things about the Mono Tube's but not enough yet to make a decision. Why did you choose the RS9000XL's? How does the whole tuning thing work? THANKS!!!

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I had heard that the 5100's were too stiff and I liked the ability to adjust them... 2 ways to adjust, either manually with a setting knob (1-9) on each shock or with the My Ride wireless setup that must be purchased separately.

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