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Upgrading shocks on 12 F350

Hey guys I have the fx4 package and I believe they are rancho shocks. I hear there junk for ride quality? What shocks are you guys upgrading to to make the ride nicer? Thanks guys


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I'd like to know the same thing...

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I had Bilstein on my 2500 and changed them out for KYB Mono Max. I just happened to be driving here in S. Florida and stumbled across a place I'd seen on the net. ShockWarehouse.com. They recommended the Mono Max to me and I'm really glad they did. They do a great job. I took the liberty to look at their site for you...

Front...Part # 565121...$71.06 each with free shipping
Rear...Part # 565124...$84.43 each with free shipping
Purchase set of 4 for 310.43...again free shipping.



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"KYB MonoMax performance gas shocks. For hot trucks, sporty SUVs, and 4WDs. These shocks are engineered and designed to deliver performance and strength regular shocks don't have. These shocks have a vehicle specific valving for severe duty and handling. They help reduce squat under acceleration, helps eliminate braking nose dive, and helps control roll and pitch. These are the KYB Gasajust on steroids! Bigger and better. "

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I put Rancho RS9000 on mine. Much better than stock. There is a thread on here already about shocks.

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I replaced the "Rancho" shocks on my 2013 F250 FX4 with Bilstein 5100's. I made the change when the truck only had a few thousand miles on them. The OEM's definitely do not work great and I trust the Bilsteins to last a long time. However, the new shocks didn't suddenly transform the ride into a cushy smooth drive. The ride was slightly improved but you really have to pay attention to it to notice. And I race cars as a hobby so I think I can pick up on suspension changes a lot better than the average person.

If your shocks are toast, then I'm sure the Bilstein's will improve the ride (any working shock would at that point). And maybe other shocks will work better for improving ride quality. I'm still happy I made the change because I didn't expect the OEM shocks to last long and Bilstein makes a durable shock.
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I replaced the "Rancho" shocks on my 2013 F250 FX4 with Bilstein 5100's. I made the change when the truck only had a few thousand miles on them. The OEM's definitely do not work great and I trust the Bilsteins to last a long time. However, the new shocks didn't suddenly transform the ride into a cushy smooth drive. The ride was slightly improved but you really have to pay attention to it to notice. And I race cars as a hobby so I think I can pick up on suspension changes a lot better than the average person.

If your shocks are toast, then I'm sure the Bilstein's will improve the ride (any working shock would at that point). And maybe other shocks will work better for improving ride quality. I'm still happy I made the change because I didn't expect the OEM shocks to last long and Bilstein makes a durable shock.
Agree 100%. I have 5100s on mine and my stock shocks were shot when I replaced mine. The truck doesn't ride any different really. It rebounds better when you hit a pot hole or go over rail road tracks but it will not turn it into a Cadillac.

Stock for now.
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I don't have KYB's anymore but they are made here in Indiana up the road from me.They look like a great shock for a great price.

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id go with fox
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The real way to improve ride quality is with King's dual coil-over shocks all around and a Rigid light bar mounted on the roof. No exceptions...
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