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post #1 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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need advice on shocks

I have bilstein 5100s on all corners and i have 2 friends with chevys that have had them and love them and they ride great but mine are so stiff it makes for an unejoyable ride. i like a stiff ride but these are so smooth or perform good on any surafce at any speed. going 5 mph over speed bumps makes my spartan screen fall and radar. Gravel roads are so rough i cant hear my radio and my console opens.

But im looking to get a much softer smooth riding set of shocks with around a 650 dollar budget

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arent smooth** sorry

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no the ride was fine before. just like any super duty stock. Do you think its cause the 2.5 spacer above the front coils?

Im thinking about trying these

1.5" 08-09 Ford Super Duty F250/F350 Performance Leveling Lift Kit with 5100 Series Bilstein Shocks

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is this icon worth double of the topgunz customs?

1.5" 08-09 Ford Super Duty F250/F350 Performance Leveling Lift Kit with 5100 Series Bilstein Shocks

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I'm in the same boat as you, I put 5100's all around on my truck, because everyone says how awesome and great they are. I was less than impressed, I think they are a ****ty riding shock on a super duty! I'm looking to replace my front shocks at the moment then i'll do the rears later


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i think im gonna get the icon coils and get rid of my coils and leveling spacer and run the icon coils with my bilsteins and see how that works

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FYI, you can get the ICON springs without getting the shocks for ~$400. This is the route I will be going in a few months. I'm going to use these springs with Bilstein 5100's.

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How are the rancho rs5000 shocks?

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