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post #1 of 12 Old 09-23-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Best reasonable shock

Hey guys, quick question- what's the best shock for the money? I need to replace mine... Thank y'all?

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
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I'm getting Bilstein 5100s installed on Wednesday. After doing some research, it seems that there's some mixed reviews of them on here. However, for the price of them and given the fact that you're driving a one ton diesel, your truck isn't supposed to drive like a Cadillac. Some claim that the 5160s are a better shock than the 5100s but after talking to the shop I'm buying them from, I decided the 5100 was the shock for me. The difference in price was marginal so it wasn't a deciding factor. The warranty on the 5100s is better than the 5160s and from what I was told, the 5160s were overkill and not needed because I don't do enough offroad to utilize the adjustability which is the main feature of the 5160 over the 5100.

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Best Bang for the Buck? Monroe Reflex, no doubt about it....

Quality, Lifetime, Heavy Duty, Gas Shocks.

Try Amazon, they had the best prices when I did mine, I think I paid @ $150 or so for the 4 with a new steering stabilizer with that whole "Free Shipping" thing that Amazon does
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Bilstein 5100's.

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Thanks for the replies y'all! I'm going to read up on these two and see what fits my needs...

2005 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC SB
Sinister EGR Delete
Diamond Eye 5" Turbo Back Straight
OEM Gaskets and ARP Studs...
SCT X3 (Quick-Tricks tuning)
S&B Intake
Edge CTS
Full Syn 15w-40
High idle mod
PMM Coolant Filter
Rebuilt FICM with Atlas 40

2006 F-350 XL RC/Flat Bed
EGR Delete
SCT SF3 (stays on tow agg)
FARM TRUCK


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Bilstiens IMO

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if you are stock height, look into the bilstein HD ( yellow body ) great shock, lifetime warranty and great ride. if you are leveled, look at the bilstein 5100, same shock as the HD, bu the warranty is limited due to the shock being installed on " custom applications "

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