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coilovers or dual resi's for 10" fabtech?

I have basic single shocks right now on my 05 f250. Should I get dual resevoir shocks, and use the same fabtech coil or get coilovers instead? The price is almost the same it seems.
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i would go with the coil overs.
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I have the dual reservoirs on mine with a 6in lift. Really like the way the truck rides compared to stock. I've heard the coil overs ride even better but at the time they were twice the cost as they had just come out with them.

Still, I really like the dual reservoirs I have, they look sharp and perform awesome. As mentioned above though, clearance is gonna be an issue on yours.

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Coilovers by far. Dual resi's will serve no purpose on your truck besides good looks, and will actually make your truck ride stiffer depending on valving. The purpose of a resi is for more fluid capacity to keep the shock fade down when running on rough terrain for long periods of time (dunes and etc.). You won't notice the complete advantage of them just riding on highways and city/gravel roads. But you will notice a difference if you are going from a crap shock to a nice resi. And you will notice a huge difference going from a crap shock and coil to a nicely tuned coilover.

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I work in the patch, and this truck gets beat. I was set on the coilovers, But the shop that did my lift is talkin me out of them because they say they will leak way faster than regular resi shocks. Any truth to this? Again my truck is a work truck lol

hey LBS, what space did you use on youre truck to get 11" Mine looks smaller than yours.
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Coilovers by far. Dual resi's will serve no purpose on your truck besides good looks, and will actually make your truck ride stiffer depending on valving. The purpose of a resi is for more fluid capacity to keep the shock fade down when running on rough terrain for long periods of time (dunes and etc.). You won't notice the complete advantage of them just riding on highways and city/gravel roads. But you will notice a difference if you are going from a crap shock to a nice resi. And you will notice a huge difference going from a crap shock and coil to a nicely tuned coilover.
If setup ride, they will ride great though. Mine ride really good, much better then stock and they perform awesome off road as well. But still, the Coilovers are said to be much better.

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