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What is everyone using, how do you like them?

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A lot of guys on here like the Blistin 5100s, reasonably priced and look very nice and hol dup well. I believe the also have a good warrantee.

I have run Rancho RS5000s and now I have ProComp ES9000 on my truck now. They are both good but not comparable to Blistin's.

You also can't go wrong with Fox or Icon

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This time i wanted to try something different and went with the Rancho
7000's. So far so good.

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My truck is not lifted, but I use the Bilstein 5100's (fronts work fine with shock made for 2.5" lift, on stock ride height). My feeling is if I level the truck, as I plan, I can use the same shocks.

The 5100 is a heavy duty shock made for lifted vehicles, it's a great shock, it really controls the suspension over bumps, and tames the action of my 8k travel trailer down the road. I'm so sold on Bilstein, I put a set of Sports on my DD 2010 Ford Fusion at 30K miles, it totally transformed the car, it feels like a nice European sport sedan now.

They are pricey, shop around, also replace the steering damper, Bilstein makes a 5100 series damper as well.

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What should we expect to pay?

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Probably $75 to 100 per shock.

2006 F250 King Ranch FX4 - (Build date Sept. 2005)
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Bilstein 5100's here also and they do awesome. I lucked up and got them on sale buy three get one free.

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This is where I purchased mine: Bilstein Monotube Shock Absorbers and Struts for 2006 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY | AJUSA.com


2013 F-350 King Ranch SuperCrew 6.7 LWB FX4
Bilstein 5100's, Bilstein Steering Damper, SuperSprings, Hellwig Big Rear Sway Bar, Weathertech Floor Mats, Weathertech Window Vents, Valentine One Radar Hardwired, Snow Plow Prep Package, Fifth Wheel/Goosneck Package w/Factory Fifth Wheel, Upfitter Switches, Factory Spray In Bed Liner, Moonroof, Clearance Lights, Block Heater, UWS Low clearance Toolbox with 45 gallon gravity feed tank, interior/exterior LED lighting, more to come.
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How is the highway ride/ off road ride with these?
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Monroe Reflex ride great and are cheap.


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