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Old 04-11-2011, 06:34 AM
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Replacement shocks

I have an '06 350, EC, SB, SRW. It has the FX4 pkg. I am guessing that the shocks on it are the original, not sure what kind was original. It has about 104K on it. I would like to replace them with something that will give a better ride. I don't do any off roading or tow much. I do have a camper, but it is not super heavy. So, in short, looking for basically a set for a decent ride with an empty truck. I have air springs as well, so there is some additional help if needed.

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Old 04-11-2011, 06:38 AM
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if it is the FX4 package, that means that it came with Rancho brand shocks, which in my opinion, are very good shocks for the price. that is what i always use on my trucks.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:03 AM
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I can't give much advice except I bought my 03 (front leaf springs) and it had Bilsteins, I couldn't be happier with the ride and control of the truck. I can only imagine how much nicer it would be with coils up front.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:09 AM
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Changed my Rancho's out to Bilsteins, and couldn't be happier. The 5100 series look good too, with the new stainless coating.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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PM sent on the Bilsteins..
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:28 PM
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I need to replace mine as well. These Ranchos are nice but I want to level out the front and Daystar has a 2.5" kit with 4 shocks for less than $280. Anyone ever run these? To the OP sorry to hijack, but no sense opening a new thread when it can be discussed here since you're in the market anyway.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:29 PM
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I noticed a big difference going from stock to Bilsteins.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:25 PM
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go to 4wheelparts.com and look into their supper shocking deal. I got 4 bilstein 5100 for 300 dollars. The ranch 5000 seriers are 220 if i recall, or you can get crazy they have them all listed. By the way, Bilsteins on every truck i have ever owned and never had a problem with one of them.
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