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post #1 of 18 Old 12-19-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Rancho FX4?? not so great !!

If you guys think that your 2011 rides good and handles well? You are right! But it can be even better with the better shocks.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I decided to order a set of rear Bilsteins to try out and see the difference.First off....I can not belive what I see...the rebound rate on the Rancho is very slow. This Rancho only has about 9000 mi on it and it took about 80 sec to get fully extend while it only took Bilsteins around 6 sec ! The ride is soooo much better with the Bilsteins and much more stable as well.I'll be getting the fronts soon.
Here's the video...and I gave Rancho a head start too!!

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That Rancho isn't a true Rancho, but a Ford spec. shock w/Rancho signature.
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That Rancho isn't a true Rancho, but a Ford spec. shock w/Rancho signature.
Nothing something I would just want to throw my name on lol.
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Heck! I thing you can get better shocks from Walmart You would think they would put a better shock on a 60k truck

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That looks like a good upgrade. I think I may have to look into them.

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That looks like a good upgrade. I think I may have to look into them.
No my friend!! Its a must You'll love your truck even more(if thats possible)

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Those are the only shocks (Bilsteins) to have on trucks IMO!!

Great video for comparison!

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I have no idea the stocker were so bad

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Switch all my superduty shocks to Bilsteins from Top Gun customs. Can't belive the difference over stutter bumps on the Highway and off roading.
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Which shocks are those 5100's?


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