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post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Bilstein Shocks

Hey guys are these shocks good or bad? Just replacing shocks that is all.

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Yep. Probably the best of the "reasonably priced" shocks around. Have a set on my truck and one on my wife's Dodge. I'll probably buy them again too when the time comes around.
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Yep, Bils will make a pleasant difference in the ride and handling of your truck.
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I took off my stock 80K mile shocks and replaced them with bilstein 5100's with my leveling kit. Day and night difference on how nice the truck rides, especially since I went from stock blown out leakin shocks to these!


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I took off my stock 80K mile shocks and replaced them with bilstein 5100's with my leveling kit. Day and night difference on how nice the truck rides, especially since I went from stock blown out leakin shocks to these!
I'm about to do the same

Raul recommended the Bilsteins...can't wait to get them. I got my replacement leafs, now I'm waiting for my level kit and the shocks. SHould be a different ride

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Bilstein makes some of the best shocks, if not the best shock available. From everything from their 5100s to their 9300s they are top quality.

The 5100s are great for the daily driver road warrior at a very economical price. The new 5160s are smilar to the 5100s but with a remote resi for a little extra oil capacity. The 7100s are great for on and light offroad use. The 9100s are an outstanding offroad shock and the new ACV resis with heat sinks are amazing in the rough stuff. The 9300 blackhawks are pure SEEEEEEEEEX and one of the most advanced shocks out. I've used every one of these shocks as well as King, Fox and SAW as well as the lift company brands like Rancho and Procomp. The Bilteins are my shocks of choice. Joel and Juan know their stuff and offer some of the best customer service in the industry.
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Okay guys Bils it is then thanks for all the help.

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Not to jake his thread. But im also in the market for the 5100's. Do they offer these in a stock height? or is it only a lifted shock? I read online that they are for a 4 inch lift. Now i might have read it wrong so thats why im asking. Any diffrent size for a lev kit? Sorry if these are dumb questions but i just want to get the right parts. Also when i sold my lift i was told by the guy who bought it that the stock stuff he gave me was from a f350. Now are the shocks the same part numbers between the 2? or will i need to order for a f350? Thank you in advance
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I can get them stock height..just PM me with your info and zip and I'll get you a price.

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