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post #1 of 41 Old 09-01-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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TIME TO CHANGE SHOCKS ??????

I have a 2013 F-350 cc fx4 4x4 6.7, it rides good but has highway hop at times, just depends on road, Had the factory 275/65/20 MIchelin ltx tires replaced after filing a complaint to the BBB because they hade cracks in them @ 3000 miles. by the way you wont get anywhere getting them replaced any other way. Dealer installed goodyear ATS wranglers at my request. I have heard the factory rancho's are trash from new, also heard that bilsteins made a world of difference. called bilstein they said the 5100s were not for a non lifted or non leveled truck, said do not use anything but the yellow 4600 series if im not leveling the truck. any input is greatly appreciated. also where is the cheapest place to order from.
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I just installed Rancho 9000XL shocks and a Bilstein 5100 steering damper. The stock rancho's that come with the FX-4 offroad pkg. are Junk! After the install the difference in ride is Huge! I went thru Amazon ad got a great deal on both. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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i put icons on my truck and it rides better then most cars

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Summit Racing Equipment is a Bilstien dealer, they also price match anything you can find. I put 5100 series on my 06 Dodge that is not lifted/leveled, actually put 5100s all around, WOW what a difference.
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I just put on Bilstien 5100's all around to replace my FX4 Rancos (with 6000 miles on them). There was a definite improvement but I probably should have waited until the Ranchos were more worn out.


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Check out fox shocks.
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Whats the Part number for stock height shocks for the rear in 2011-current F350s?

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I have a 2013 F-350 cc fx4 4x4 6.7, it rides good but has highway hop at times, just depends on road.
Interesting! I too have a 2013 F-250 CC Platinum FX4 4x4 6.7 with just under 5000 miles and have a highway/freeway hop. I will be following this thread as the hop gets annoying on our last couple of long drives. Love the car but would like to get rid of that hop which feels like the tires are out of balance or something.
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I'll be putting on 5100s this Sunday along with my Carli 2.5".
If your hop is mostly in the back and over bumps you could look into a Timbrens SES. I installed one two weeks ago and have had a lot less bounce in the rear over bumps.


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