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post #1 of 11 Old 08-10-2009, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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NEED HELP WITH SOFTER RIDE SETUP ON MY EXCURSION

I have a 2002 Excursion XLT 2wd 7.3 diesel with 120000 easy miles on it.I put a set of ranchos and a new set of rivos at 67000 miles.I m getting ready to replace both shocks and tires and was wondering if anyone can help me with a package that will give me a good ride and occasional tailor tow of 3000 lbs or so.Any help from a vendor or member would be greatly appreciated.I ll prob do some suspension PM too so fire away with what I ll need.....thanks Richard
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bump for any help??
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Bump, bringing the post back! I have been thinking the same thing about my 04. It has a 3" Fabtech lift with their shocks and they are done. The poly eyelet bushings are even ate out. Time for new shocks and was thinking about some of the Procomps or some of the newer Bilsteens with gray body, black boots. The guy at the 4wd shop suggested the Bilsteins, which I know are good shocks for perfomance, but wasn't sure about lifted trucks of 3/4 tons. Any other suggestions? No Ranchos, though.
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Get the Bilsteins I run them on mine with 8" of lift and they ride nice

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Personally I would go with some Monroe Reflex's there pretty reasonably prices and they do provide as harsh of a ride as the Rancho's . I had a set on my duramax and sold a bunch of them when I worked at Napa.
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Get the Bilsteins I run them on mine with 8" of lift and they ride nice
Well, according to a local shop (ORW) I cannot get Bilsteins because they don't make any for the Fabtech lift I have. I can get Fabtech shocks that are direct fit. The conversion number from Fabtech in a Bilstein is valved for a Ranger front and F250 rear. Not going to work... I guess I need to do some more research.
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Bull the shop just doesn't want to sell Bilsteins. You don't want a fabtech lift if your looking for the best ride quality.
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Bull the shop just doesn't want to sell Bilsteins. You don't want a fabtech lift if your looking for the best ride quality.
YEah, i know but I am stuck with the Fabtech lift. I found another shop who can contact Bilstein directly and found the perfectly valved shock for my Ex/lift. They are $82 each, but should be well worth it.

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FYI make sure the fronts are valved stiffer than 170/60..
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Well, according to a local shop (ORW) I cannot get Bilsteins because they don't make any for the Fabtech lift I have. I can get Fabtech shocks that are direct fit. The conversion number from Fabtech in a Bilstein is valved for a Ranger front and F250 rear. Not going to work... I guess I need to do some more research.
hahaha... wow yah dont go back there.... you can get bilsteins for your truck... unfortunately with a stock height truck you can only get the ugly yellow ones.... but they still work the same...

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