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Old 03-04-2013, 06:15 PM
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Trying to buy some shocks, a bit confused

I'm trying to buy some nice new shocks for my 08 4WD. I have decided on either ICON or Billsteins based on reviews, but I don't know which ones I need for my truck. Apparently there are different ones for lifted trucks, stock, etc.. I am wanting to stay in the $100 range, so I think I'm after the equivalent of the Billstein 5100's.

Can anyone point my in the right direction?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:32 PM
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Suspension Connection has a sale on Bilstein 5100s right now. Depending on if you have a leveled truck you'd want to get the 2.5" to 4". I just put the 5100s on my truck and I like them.
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I don't have a lifted truck or a leveling kit.
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I found the 0-1 inch lift for the rear, which would be me, 0" lift. Nothing with 0" for the front though.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:36 AM
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Subscribed....I need new shocks too. My truck is stock height.
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We can get you whats needed..PM-email me and I'll get you prices.

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i just posted this in another thread- this may be of value here:



Tenneco makes most the shocks we see under rides w/ after market lift kits.. they make:

Monroe[11]
Walker[12]
Rancho[13]
DynoMax[14]
Clevite Elastomers[15]
Gillet[16]
Fonos[17]
Fric-Rot[18]
Kinetic[19]
Thrush[20]
DNX[21]
Marzocchi[22]
Axios[23]
Lukey[24]

they also produce shocks with the Rough Country, Skyjacker, helz- just about every lift kit out there have shocks produced by Tenneco.. the thing about those shocks is that they aren't all bad, but the white bodied ones aren't good.. they are the precise same shock that sell for $30ea under one brand, then slap a Rancho label on them and BOOM-they are suddenly worth $70ea...

If you've got the coin, FoxRacing makes the best imHo, followed by the high end Bilstein's, and then the higher end Rancho's..

If you've ever been off road in a long armed FoxRacing suspended machine, the initial platform and then the progressive ramp is a thing of beauty.. it slaps the crap out of all linear travel shocks most of us use.. but then again, how often do we really work these things off road? In my mind, it certainly doesn't justify buying them..

for everyday use in a working truck, the billy's are still my shock of choice.. I don't mind the stiffer ride at all..
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I am pretty sure that there are the regular Bilstien 5100s then there are the ones that are valved for superdutys. I cant remember where I found that. But it would be something to bring up to your dealer
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I am pretty sure that there are the regular Bilstien 5100s then there are the ones that are valved for superdutys. I cant remember where I found that. But it would be something to bring up to your dealer
It's the 5150 that were valved for a Super Duty. Believe the 5100s have a better warranty (longer warranty) and don't require maintenance/adjustment like a remote reservoir shock. Seems like the 5150 are more of an offroad type shock. That wasn't what I was looking for so I went with the 5100s. For my driving style, highway and fire/logging roads, shocks are shocks. Don't notice much in terms of performance/difference in them compared to the Rancho shocks that came on the truck with the FX4 package. Then again, I'm not a suspension guru.
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Trying to buy some shocks, a bit confused

There are 5100s valved specifically or our trucks. Ran them on my first lift. Get ahold of one of the site sponsors and they can get you part numbers etc. I went thru Marty at TruckToyz before for them.


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