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Old 07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
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I'm runnin 35's on my 2004 f350 fx4 and have blown front shocks. I have 3" lift need 11" travel. Can't decide between bilstein 5160 reservoir and fox 2.0 reservoir. Found website that has both for 179.95. Any input would be great.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:41 AM
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couple questions, are you keeping the truck any real length of time, does it have stock springs up front, and are you relatively mechanically inclined.

if yes to keeping and mechanical abillity, get the fox. ( or even a bilstein 7100 or similar ) you can do a few things with these,

they are rebuildable if needed, and if you understand how to valve them, you can really control the ride of your truck. you might want to research some people who have done some valving for these trucks, and try to find a stock spring rate....... you can try calling carli to start, but they seem to be more coilover directed.

all in all in say the fox at least, and learn valving, then start having fun.
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i really feel a bypass shock would work best, but with the limited travel, probably not worth the coin.
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Thanks for input. I will be keeping truck for many tears to come... And I am pretty mechanically inclined. I am an a/c mechanic by trade. And I do all my own work on everything. So I could prob. Research valving options and do it myself. The website the shocks are on, says the first revalve is free, so that's cool. I'm leaning toward the fox for the reason that they are rebuildable
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check out PROFENDER, 2" with resi's, plus the shaft is 13/16 over fox's 5/8. they are like kings but cheaper. you can get them in a pintop so they bolt right in. plus they fully rebuildable and adjustable. i love mine.

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I checked them out, look like a great shock, only problem is the length of shock with my needed travel. I need 11 travel, both the 10 & 12 are too tall
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you can reference poly performance. com for brands and sizes.
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couple questions, are you keeping the truck any real length of time, does it have stock springs up front, and are you relatively mechanically inclined.

if yes to keeping and mechanical abillity, get the fox. ( or even a bilstein 7100 or similar ) you can do a few things with these,

they are rebuildable if needed, and if you understand how to valve them, you can really control the ride of your truck. you might want to research some people who have done some valving for these trucks, and try to find a stock spring rate....... you can try calling carli to start, but they seem to be more coilover directed.

all in all in say the fox at least, and learn valving, then start having fun.
Not so much coilover, Carli only makes for the 2005+ coil sprung trucks. Coilovers are often purchased for the 1999-2004 trucks wanting to do the 05+ suspension given the kit includes the radius arm drop and coilover mounts.

I would agree with the above, the fox 2.0s being fully rebuildable with bearings in the rod ends (assuming they're not bushings) are more comparable to the 7100 bilsteins, not the 5160. Keep in mind the 5160 are coated by bilsteins tripple C coating and not sealed, thus are prone to tarnishing. I would say go with the foxes if the price is the same and both come wiht standard valving.
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Just found out fox doesn't make a shock for my setup, I have solid axle front end, with 4 inch lift, fox says it would have to be a custom build.... What's compareable to fox around same pirce?
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have you looked at the bilstein 7100. i ran them on my dodge, straight axle with 3" lift. i believe they were only 10" travel in front, 12" travel in rear.
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