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post #1 of 26 Old 12-30-2013, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Rancho FX4 shocks

I was on a different Ford Superduty forum, and everyone was bashing the stock Rancho shocks. I have a brand new 2014 with them, did most of you guys swap them out ? If so what did you get? Bilsteins 5100 seemed pretty popular by the guys on that site.

Did your stockers quit? How did you know it ?

I looked on &bay and there were some new takeoff Rancho factory sets for sale for 150$ for all 4.

Must be junk?

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Great question. I just ordered a 14 f350 with the FX4 package. It also has those shocks. Sure hope I don't have to put new shocks on a truck I just spent 65k on.
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I have a 13 f250 fx4. The shocks aren't that bad. I personally like the way they ride. I'm not changing them out till they need to be replaced.
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We beat the tar out of the Rancho shocks at work at they can take it. Im actually thinking of going right back to Ranchos on my 05.

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See my thread in the general discussion.

In a nut shell, the ranchos are branded junk. Mine completely wore out at 40k, zero rebound. Replaced the rears with 5100s, and it's a night and day difference.
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im also looking to replace mine with the 5100s i have the stock "ranchos"..horrible

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They are junk. I just replaced the front springs and all four shocks with PP Prodigys. Wow, if you want you truck to ride similar to a GM I would suggest doing this. My OEM shocks with 12K miles on them would'nt even rebound after compressing on the shop floor after removal. I'm pretty sure they are'nt supposed to act that way.
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My '11 has 100k on them and they still ride fine, though mostly freeway. Planning on the 5100's when needed.



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They are junk. I just replaced the front springs and all four shocks with PP Prodigys. Wow, if you want you truck to ride similar to a GM I would suggest doing this. My OEM shocks with 12K miles on them would'nt even rebound after compressing on the shop floor after removal. I'm pretty sure they are'nt supposed to act that way.
Your springs were wore out also, or might as well replacement?



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I just bought a new F250 and I will be replacing the rancho shocks with Fox Shocks.
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