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post #1 of 9 Old 11-20-2010, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Rancho to Bilstien ?

I'm considering changing my Rancho shocks (came with the FX4 package) to Bilsteins due to ride quality.
I'm not lifting my truck and on the Bilstien's site shows Bilstien Heavy duty and Bilstein 5100 series. It say that the 5100s are for lifted trucks only! Since my truck will stay at stock height...I can get the HD ones ? and the 5100s are longer shocks right ? The ride is the same between the HD and the 5100s ?
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yes the 5100's need at least a leveling kit for the front for them to work.. unfortunately any of the other Bilsteins are going to be ugly yellow
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I have the ugly yellows but they have a sweet blue boot.

the ride like butter though.

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I can get you silver Bilsteins for a non lifted truck...no problem. PM me

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I will have nothing other than Bilsteins on my truck. I do think there is a better shock offered on the market. I my old truck had them for 110,000+ miles with no problems at all and still going strong. They also come with a lifetime warranty.
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Thanks for your feedback guys....I'm going with Bilsteins

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Just to confirm, which ones. I am not going to lift mine either and was thinking of doing the same thing.

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Keep us updated on shock switch my truck rides....like a truck. Had 07 f-150 no fx pkg. Great ride. o5 with fx and rear anti-sway is rough.

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Thanks for your feedback guys....I'm going with Bilsteins
I think you made the right choice.
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