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Old 04-07-2013, 02:16 PM
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Upgrading shocks and adding air bags

My birthday was good to me and I have some extra cash for my truck. I want to change the shocks on my truck as the factory "Rancho" shocks are working so well. I was looking at the 5100 series shocks and see that they have a BTS 2.25" front lift kit for my truck. Does anyone have any experience with these kits?

For the airbags I am looking at the riderite kit. I have the factory 5th wheel kit and would like to at one point also install an exhaust system on my truck. Has anyone had any issues with these air bag kits?


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Old 04-07-2013, 05:24 PM
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I just put in an Airlift kit and like it a lot.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:15 PM
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i got Firestone bags on my truck . and ya those ranchos arent real ranchos . they are ford oem shocks with a rancho stickers on them they are a joke . blistens 5100s or rancho 9000s are my top notch picks . one of the two will get thrown on in a week or two
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:06 AM
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9000

I just bought the 9000 series of Rancho, and love them so far. Haven't played with the adjustment to much yet but a huge improvement over the "stock" rancho shocks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:28 AM
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I had 5100s on my 2002 7.3 4x4 CC and I replaced my the shocks on my 2013 as soon as I got the truck home. The best money you will ever spend on the truck.
5100s come with life time warranty.
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We sell the Bilstein BTS kit..good kit but its missing a adj track bar..which we can provide with it.

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:09 PM
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I had 5100s on my 2002 7.3 4x4 CC and I replaced my the shocks on my 2013 as soon as I got the truck home. The best money you will ever spend on the truck.
5100s come with life time warranty.
shocks wear out though so I assume they dont cover them if they weaer out at 50 or 100k miles...
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also, what are the part numbers for the 13's for both the ranchos and the bilsteins? I want to do some price research.

What is the steering stabilizer part number?
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does the adjustments on the ranchos really do anything thats noticeable .
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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I couldn't find the part numbers for RS9000XL shocks on Rancho's site for a 2013 F-350 4x4 at stock height. They only listed them for the F250 which is about an inch lower. AutoAnything has the RS9000 for $105 each but they specify part numbers for trucks with a 2-1/2" or 4" lift only.

Anyway.............I sent an email to Rancho asking for the correct numbers so hopefully I'll know soon.


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