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G'day Fellas,

I asked the question below on the 'Steering & Suspension' Forum.
However seeing I'm specifically talkin about the 99-03 SD, I thought it might get some input from you fellas here as well?


Originally Posted by fordpwrstroke7

I have dual Bilstein 5150s valved for a dual setup in front and singles in the rear. Truck rides great with them for being a leaf sprung vehicle. I did a lot of searching before I bought them and found that Bilstein - KYB - Rancho - Monroe - Edelbrock Automotive Truck Shocks and Struts - had the best pricing of anyone I talked to at the time (January).

My friend also has them on his highly modified '96 F150 and he would buy them again.

G'day Mate,

I've been doing a bit of research on replaceing the current Old Man Emu (OME) Nitrocharger shocks I have on my SD (see sig).
It appears that Bilstein 5100 or 5150 are the prefered shock for the SD. Icon get a good rap too.
What interested me in your set was the statment "I have dual Bilstein 5150s valved for a dual setup in front" . Is this setting recommended by Bilstein specifically for dual installations, or is it a learnt setting achieved by your own experience, feel, trial and error?

These Bilsteins or Icons seem to be what I want. They also cater for lifts as I have a 2.5" lift. Difficult to get them out here in Australia. I'll need to track down a US supplier who will ship to Aussie.

You would have had your 5150s on for a while now, so before pulling trigger, I would like to hear if you are still happy with the set up.


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