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2000 F250 SD shock question

I have a 2000 F250 PSD with the original shocks and need to replace them bad! I was thinking Bilsteins. What would be the best option for the money? What model shocks do I need?

BTW, my truck is not lifted or leveled, all stock, other than 285 75 16 tires. I would maybe do a leveling kit on the truck down the road. Would the shocks needs to be changed if I leveled it?

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I really like my fox 2.0 shox. They're about the same price as billsteins and I like they way they look a lot better - polished aluminum

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Fox 2.0 emulsion shocks are twice the price of Bilstein 5100s... They are however a damn good shock.

Kevlars, I really like Bilstiens in the front. However I run cheaper Monroe Gas Magnums in the rear (Napa rebrands). They are half the price of Bilsteins but do very well in the rear.

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Fox 2.0 emulsion shocks are twice the price of Bilstein 5100s... They are however a damn good shock.

Kevlars, I really like Bilstiens in the front. However I run cheaper Monroe Gas Magnums in the rear (Napa rebrands). They are half the price of Bilsteins but do very well in the rear.
How much are the billsteins? Last I looked I thought they were about $100 each? I paid about $110 each for fox

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$110 is a pretty good price. Poly Performance is wanting $157 each for smooth bodies now. A couple years ago they were $120. Bilstien 5100s are under $80.

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Any other thoughts? Rancho 5000's?

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leveling kits with replacement springs, like mine, require longer shocks.

some leveling kits you can still use the stock shocks.

i really like my pro comp es9000's only paid like 160 for all four, and they are holding up good and they ride great.

i know they arent the best but i like them.

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Thanks for all the replies. Still on the fence about what to get.

I forgot to mention that I plow with my truck. So, for a few months every year I have an extra 1000 pounds out front. Is there a shock better suited for that?

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I've seen and heard that the road salt DESTROYS the shocks coating or something like that. Talkin about Billsteins. The salt will rust the daylights out of them. I don't know if ya'll have heard the same?

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Yeah, the non-painted Bilsteins (5100s) can become discolored pretty quick. Can always lay some paint down, however.

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