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post #1 of 14 Old 05-30-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dual Bilstein 5125 too soft

Is anyone else running dual Bilstein 5125s on the front? I just added them and they seem a little soft. I got the 170/60 valving which is recommended for a dual setup. Just seeing what other opinions are. Maybe my others were just that stiff.

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Why do you say too soft? Like bouncing or too nice of a ride lol

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Just seems softer. Before If I stood in front of the truck I could not get the truck to budge while pushing down on it. Now I can do it fairly easily. Maybe that is how it should be. Maybe the other shocks were just that stiff?????

2006 F250 8" inch Pro Comp, Top Gun Customz dual steering stabilizer, Bilstein 5125's, 4.30 gears Toyo MT 37's, Powermax, SCT X3 w/ Matt's 8k Tow tune, DC Power 185 alt, Superlift Truspeed, PMM coolant filter with Rotella ELC, Edge Insight CTS, MBRP 4", Line X'd bumpers, grille, and tonneau cover
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As long as they're absorbing your pushing down and not bouncing around then I'd say they're doing what they're suppose to. Take her on some bumpy roads and see how they do.

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I'll have to drive it a little more. I got a long trip ahead of me. Drving to Oregon next week.

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I feel my 5100 are too stiff, but rides better then stock shocks. Guess I was thinking it would better, but it is a 8k lb truck.
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I drove it around some more today. Seems like it rides pretty nice. Just rides different than before which is good.

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letisno, you don't happen to have a stock height 03-04 do you? I need to find 5100's for my stock height 04.

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Bringing this thread back up to see if anyone has any info or is running a similar setup. So the problem seems to still be there. It seems like the shocks have good dampening but there is no rebound resistance. So basically when I hit larger bump my truck's front end bounces for a while down the road like a dolphin. So any suggestions from the pros??? Cary?? I emailed Top Gin Customz and they said I could try one with med valving and one with soft. Looking for ideas????

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Can a mod move this to the suspension section. Sorry.

2006 F250 8" inch Pro Comp, Top Gun Customz dual steering stabilizer, Bilstein 5125's, 4.30 gears Toyo MT 37's, Powermax, SCT X3 w/ Matt's 8k Tow tune, DC Power 185 alt, Superlift Truspeed, PMM coolant filter with Rotella ELC, Edge Insight CTS, MBRP 4", Line X'd bumpers, grille, and tonneau cover
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