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post #1 of 14 Old 04-29-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks for leveled 4wd leaf spring F350..?

I was going to go with a 6" lift but decided against it..I deffintily need new shocks as I haven't replaced them since I bought the truck 3 years ago.
I have a 3" level kit in front and stock 350 blocks rear.
I think my shocks now are stock..
Any suggestions on what shocks to get ? I see some say 0-3" lift, 3-6", etc...
What do I use? 0-3"? How bout for the rears ?
I do 99.9% ON road driving on bumpy NJ roads..just looking for a decent ride and not looking to spend a fortune...it's a 10+ year old leaf spring 10k lb truck, I know it's not going to ride like my BMW, just want to replace them because I know they are worn pretty good..

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Most people are going to tell you to use the Bilsteins. Personally, I've not riden in, or driven, a truck with bilsteins so I can't attest to them being good or bad.

My truck is leveled 2" and I use the Monroe Reflexes. They are a good solid shock for cheap and they still have a lifetime warranty. These are the only shocks I have experience with on Super Duties.
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Zone offroad or Pro Comp es9000 ?
I don't need adjustable...I have $2000 adjustable Koni's on my Audi and never touch them..

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Which shocks did you decide on may I ask?
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i bought pro comp es9000's and i really like them.
i think mine is leveled 3" also and i bought shocks that were specified 2" of lift.
mine were 2 inches longer than my dads stock f250 so i had a good base point to check lol

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Which leveling kit did you get? And what'd you pay if you don't mind me asking? I have a 2000 f350 looking to level it after I get my chip in. And I'm dying for advice from someone with a leveled truck lol
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Which leveling kit did you get? And what'd you pay if you don't mind me asking? I have a 2000 f350 looking to level it after I get my chip in. And I'm dying for advice from someone with a leveled truck lol
I run the cheap Summit (made by tough country) leveing kit.

It added over 3" to my truck and make ,the 35's fit perfect.

Had it on there for a few years now with no issues

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I love finally having my truck back... that 7.3 dog that I was driving was just not cutting it.
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I run the cheap Summit (made by tough country) leveing kit.

It added over 3" to my truck and make ,the 35's fit perfect.

Had it on there for a few years now with no issues
Damn that's nice. What size rims though? That's probably why they fit 35s. Can you send me the link to the leveling kit if possible, and did you replace your shocks??
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Summit Racing SUM-G782 - Summit Racing® Front Suspension Leveling Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Here you go man, the listing says 2.5" of lift but im sure it lifted mine more than that.

I didnt replace the shocks, but they're due for replacement.

The wheels are 17x9's with 4.5 backspace.

PIS 175/80's, Van Turbo with EBPV, BD Billet Wheel
Lots of money spent at RiffRaff
Holley fuel pump, in tank mods, crappy riding leveling kit, DP-F6, 5 Gauges+Edge CS in dash, CB radio in Dash, over 100 goofy little mods
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I love finally having my truck back... that 7.3 dog that I was driving was just not cutting it.
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Kit looks good. I was looking at this one only because of the adjustible track bar. I heard they help a lot. Then I was looking at pro comp shocks.

2.5 inch 2000-2004 Ford F250/F350 SD 4WD Leveling Kit | Jack-It, The Suspension Experts
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