Shock Travel - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc. is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2011, 06:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 467
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Shock Travel

Truck is an 03 f350 SRW with Icon 4" lift springs up front and blocks in the rear for a 4" lift.

Messing around today I noticed that my front and rear shocks only have about 4" of travel before they bottom out. They are bilstein 5100 I got from topguncustomz a while ago and the ride is rough. I dont really mind but she is starting to complain alot.

Would getting shocks that are more "centered" help out or am I ok with these, thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Premium Member

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
mine are the same way. i run a 4.5 icon hanger kit in front and a block in the rear. mine is rough as well and limited travel by the "looks" of them. they should be fine though. even the stock ones were like that at stock height.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,694
Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Won't help being centered but its better in case you ever tow heavy and hit a big bump as you could blow out a shock. This is why we don't use Bilsteins 'lift" #5100's as it a one size fits a couple different lifts. We size Bilsteins for each lift to get the shock as close to mid travel as possible and making sure they work throught the range of travel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.