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Old 10-24-2012, 11:19 AM
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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

thanks for the help
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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arent smooth** sorry
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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did it ride like this before the leveling kit?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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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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Old 10-24-2012, 12:06 PM
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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

2005 - Current Ford SuperDuty F250 / F350 2.5" Stage 1 System - ICON Vehicle Dynamics
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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def go with Icon..... top stuff there....
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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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Old 10-25-2012, 12:23 PM
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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.

ICON 62510 2.5" Basic Lift Coil-Spring / Alignment Cams Kit Ford Superduty 05-12
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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How are the rancho rs5000 shocks?
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