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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2009, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Need new shocks

Im looking at buying some Bilstein 5150s but am not sure how long of shock to buy. Does anyone know what shocks I would need with a 6.5 inch lift?

What shocks are you guys running?

Built engine, rods, pushrods, cam, springs. Meth, turbo, injectors, fuel system, oil system. 3 disk billet, billet shafts built trans, 6.0 IC, exhaust, intake. Latter bars, gears, system, tint, HIDs. You know the typical stuff to make a 7.3 get out of its own way... dont brake.
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What year is your truck?

Are you dead set on the 5150s?
You'll get a better ride and warranty out of application specific 5100s.
Only downside with the 5100s is that you'll need to coat the body with something if they use road salt in your area to keep the body looking good.
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Bilsteins from Truck Toyz. Had one fail, they sent a replacement to me over night at their expense. Great customer service.

2006 F250 CC SB, Icon 2.5" Leveling kit, Icon Adjustable trac bar, Bilstein Shocks, 315/70/R17 Coopers, Whelen 4-Corner Strobes, Whelen LED Lightbar, PIAA Driving Lights
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my truck is a 2001 I just need to know the length with a 6.5 inch pro comp lift.

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Hmmmm, no one knows huh?

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Built engine, rods, pushrods, cam, springs. Meth, turbo, injectors, fuel system, oil system. 3 disk billet, billet shafts built trans, 6.0 IC, exhaust, intake. Latter bars, gears, system, tint, HIDs. You know the typical stuff to make a 7.3 get out of its own way... dont brake.
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