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Whats the best shocks for an 97 F250?

Anyone have info. on what the best shocks are for an F-250 with a four inch lift (has twin I Beam front susp.)?
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I have had both Skyjacker and BDS shocks and I must say I will never buy anything other then BDS. The ride is amazing. Skyjacker is still an excellent lift kit but for my F250 BDS works great.
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i like FOX but I've never owned a twin I beam frt end. I think 4wp is having a sale on them

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Anyone have info. on what the best shocks are for an F-250 with a four inch lift (has twin I Beam front susp.)?
Your asking a loaded question,...because a lot of your answers will be from personal preference and/or opinions.

I love ICON shocks...best bang for the buck...but that is my preference.
I wouldn't spend a nickel on Bilksteins....again...personal opinion.

The best way to help you, is for you to give us every piece of detail you can...like..

What is your spending limit?
Do you offroad?
What color?
What are all the specs of your truck?
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IMO Bilsteins are the best ..I have ran them on all of my cars and trucks for 30+ years. I have also ran Rancho's..crap, I have ran Icons their also good but valved a little to soft IMO also more $$. Kings great but$$$

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Bilsteins!

I think for the F250 and people I've talked to Bilsteins seem to be the way to go.

Thanks for all the input!
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Your asking a loaded question,...because a lot of your answers will be from personal preference and/or opinions.

I love ICON shocks...best bang for the buck...but that is my preference.
I wouldn't spend a nickel on Bilksteins....again...personal opinion.

The best way to help you, is for you to give us every piece of detail you can...like..

What is your spending limit?
Do you offroad?
What color?
What are all the specs of your truck?
etc
etc
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bilstien makes icons shocks, i use kings

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i think it depends on the price you want to spend King in my opinon are the best, then Fox and bilstein.... the proper valving is the key to a great riding shock
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unless u buy fox, king or bilstien any other shock are all pretty much the same any white bodied shock weather its says rancho fabtech pro comp skyjacker or superlift on it are all being made in the same plant its all about what name you want to pay for, and bilstien make shocks for icon, res and non res shock and superlift reservoir shock. the pro comp reservoirs are made by edlebrok their coil overs are made by fox. basically if you just buying normal shocks just get the cheapest like the pro comp 9000 they have a lifetime warranty and are gas charged if you want to spend a little more get the bilstien 5100. on my old ttb front end i use to run the ranchos then switched to bilstiens.

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i think it depends on the price you want to spend King in my opinon are the best, then Fox and bilstein.... the proper valving is the key to a great riding shock
that is the truth proper valving makes a world of difference.

IF CAPS ARE ON IM AT WORK I CANT TAKE THEM OFF
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4" exhaust straight piped
banks 6 gun
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9" lift 37" tires
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