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Well my f250 has a 75 hp chip muffler delete and a 6637 intake. When I drive on the expressway 70-80 mph the rear end feels very lose to me especially over bumps or strong wind. Obviously I could just a few hundred pounds of weight but am trying to avoid that to keep my mpg's up. So my question is what is a good shock to run with a stock ride height to help plant my rear end.


Maybe I just need a big wing on my tailgate
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I recently replaced all my shocks and my steering stabilizer with Monroe Gas Magnums, and I couldn't be happier. Of course the stockers had 150k+ so they were pretty much gone, especially the front end. It rides like a completely different truck now, very smooth and no hopping around or vibrations.

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Bilstein shocks and fox shocks are good, but aren't cheap. Rancho shocks are used on the FX4 models, and are what I have on my truck. They ride stiffer and seem to handle towing well also.

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#5100's are not for stock height trucks....we can get you silvers that will fit..
I just need the installed length measurement bolt to bolt of the shocks with the truck on the ground, I like to insure correct fitment.

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