Bilstein HD Shock Install '07 XLT
I installed these shocks over the weekend on all 4 corners. After 15 years of driving German cars, I found the "Rancho branded" stock shocks to be too bouncy, and the truck wallowed over bumps. About $230 for all 4 shocks. Ride is now much improved, firm but not harsh. Bounciness is gone. With the recently-installed Rough Country dual steering stabilizer, the truck feels much more responsive and controlled. Well worth the $350 total for the two and a couple hours of my time.
Install was very easy, just remove top and bottom mounting bolts on the stock shocks. I put a floor jack under the front control arms before removing, but I am not sure that is even necessary if you do the install with the truck on the ground. For the fronts, you will need to insert a 6mm hex wrench in the top to hold the shock rod in position while you tighten the mounting nut. Easy on the driver's side as you can access from the engine bay. However, on the passenger's side, there is no top access to the shock, so I cut a slit in the wheel well liner about two inches long on either side of the shock to make a flap I could push in to gain access to use the hex wrench. Worked great.