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KYB Mono-Max 5 7.81%
KYB Gas-a-just 2 3.13%
Bilstein HD's 43 67.19%
Other 14 21.88%
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post #1 of 17 Old 11-03-2007, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Time for new shocks-help me decide1

Ok.. 1999 F250 2wd with tow package and camper package (will be adding air bags in the rear). I am in the process of buying (still looking) for a nice 5th wheel (around 27ft) for my wife and I. I have always used KYB (gas-a-just, mono-max) and Bilstein Heavy duty's.

I'm leaning towards the mono-max. What do you think?

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I asked which shocks a couple months ago and EVERYONE basically said go with the Bilstein's
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Also, if you pick OTHER, please post your the selection and reason why.

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I picked other. I have the RS9000 on my dually and they are adjustable and they work.I have a 1030 lance and a 40ft. toy hauler and after adjusting them (rear) max.firm and( front) max. soft they smoth out the ruff cali. roads.

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I'll look into the RS9000. I had rancho's on my Jeep GC and they sucked (I honestly don't remember what model 5000 maybe?). My wife's new Jeep GC rides better with stock shocks. But then again, it sits in the garage and only gets driven once a month at max.

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Bilsteins--improved ride and handling over anything I've ever used. You absolutely CAN'T go wrong with them. Most people that have installed them wonder why they didn't do it a long time ago. The ride and handling is just that much better.

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OK, I just placed an order for Bilstein HD's. Since the last set of shocks I bought for a diesel was the mono-max and the last set of Bilstein's I bought were for my old F150... I hope you guys are right. I was happy with both brands, I'm just concerned about the superduty's weight. She is 7500 empty at the scrap yard last weekend (9150 loaded down).

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I am running BDS shocks now, and I am impressed...love them far more than the Ranchos that came with the lift. Considering the truck takes 8 shocks no switch was cheap

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Have the ProComp ES series on mine and love them. They came with my lift kit but there very nice.

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I've run Bilsteins on 2 different 1 ton trucks and no problem what so ever with them. I think you'll be real happy with them

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