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post #1 of 18 Old 08-10-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need some new shocks

Alright everybody need some segestions on some new shocks I have a 2003 that's leveled what kind would all of you recommend?

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Most, like myself, have the Bilstein 5100s...IMO, after about 300 miles, they settle down some. They are stiff but solid. Id recommend them. topguncustomz.com!

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I agree, Bilsteins are the best thing going. We install several sets a week at our shop and get lots of positive feedback.
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I know everyone oohs and aahs over Bilsteins but the rears were way too stiff for me. Cary (CT Performance) did say he could get some softer ones if I wanted them. Check with him he can definitely hook you up, and he's a site sponsor:

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Monroe Reflexs for me on my 4x4. They ride much better than the Ranchos.
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If you would like info on the Bilsteins..or Icons or Pure Performance shocks please PM me.
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I know everyone oohs and aahs over Bilsteins but the rears were way too stiff for me. Cary (CT Performance) did say he could get some softer ones if I wanted them. Check with him he can definitely hook you up, and he's a site sponsor:

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Ya they are stiff with nothing in the bed. I ended up takin 5lbs out of the tires. helped quite a bit, but I know what you mean.

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2007 F-250 6 point oh
146,000 miles
2.5 inch BDS leveling kit
35" Toyo Open Country A/T
OEM rotors w/ Hawk LTS pads
5 inch custom sidepipe
Edge Insight CTS
SCT X3 w/ Innovative Tunes
ARP headstuds
Bilstein 5100s
Banjo Bolts
NCHornet's CCV Mod
Dieselsite Boots
EGR Delete
FICM fixed by Ed/tuned by PHP
S&B Intake
Dfuser Coolant Filter Kit


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I went all the way down to 45psi, and it was still too rough.


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Wow. Im at 55 and if it was still bad, Id def switch shocks like you did. 45 is pretty low. I assume your tires are rated at 80psi or so.

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2007 F-250 6 point oh
146,000 miles
2.5 inch BDS leveling kit
35" Toyo Open Country A/T
OEM rotors w/ Hawk LTS pads
5 inch custom sidepipe
Edge Insight CTS
SCT X3 w/ Innovative Tunes
ARP headstuds
Bilstein 5100s
Banjo Bolts
NCHornet's CCV Mod
Dieselsite Boots
EGR Delete
FICM fixed by Ed/tuned by PHP
S&B Intake
Dfuser Coolant Filter Kit


2003 F-250 7.3
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Was looking at getting 5100's but not after reading how stiff they are. They are kind of expensive too. Don't want to steal the thread but does anyone else have suggestions?

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