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Old 02-27-2008, 05:00 PM
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FX4 shocks

I'm looking to level out my 06 but was wondering if I'll need new shocks since I already have the rancho shocks.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:03 PM
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no, i seriously doubt it.

from what others have posted about doing leveling kits, i dont think so.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:04 PM
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No a leveling kit will not require you to replace your shocks.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:08 PM
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yea thats what I figured. thanks for the help guys
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:13 PM
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No problem bud
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:21 PM
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On Patrick's 05 we did it without shocks and used a 2.5" kit. When you hit the right kind of dip you would feel the front end over extend the shocks and hit the internal extension bump stops. It did not feel like something that I would settle for, nor was it making Patrick happy. We decided to swap out the OEM trash Rancho -2000 shocks for a set of real-deal Rancho RS9000 adjustables, and the fronts were intended for the 2-2.5" level kit. Now your talking! Back to factory feel no matter what bump or stump to went over. With 35" Pro-Comp Extreme All Terrains and the shocks on level 7 the truck was nailed down tight and hard. No more tire bounce, no more overextending the shocks. Things in life became good again. Patrick stopped punching me in the chest every time he hit a bump.
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x2 on that one, Larry! I got my replacement shocks from Larry because of that very reason. Patrick explained what had happened to his truck, so I sprang for them.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:23 AM
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The 9000's are great shocks. They let you set them up exactly where you need them. Light setting for a smooth ride empty or heavy setting for a full load. I bought mine before I found out about discount power parts but would buy from them if I had to do it again.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:43 AM
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On my 06 F350 I was told shocks would not be necessary. I installed the 2.5" leveling kit and guess what? My shocks were at least 2" too short. There was no way possible to make them fit. I added extensions to them to get by and it has worked fine for almost 10,000 miles. Sometime this summer I need to get replacements.
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I did a 2.5" kit and didn't replace the shocks. Is it neccessary? Probably not. Do I feel it? YEP. I'm getting ready to replace mine for the same reasons Larry noted. It also seems like since the shock isn't riding in the same portion of the piston stroke that it is weaker/sloppier than it was before I lifted it.
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