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post #1 of 13 Old 12-22-2007, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Best Bang for the Buck on Shocks

I have a '97 F-250HD PS and my ride is a bit jarring. I don't have any suspension mods, and the shocks are original. I'm looking for a decent upgrade without breaking the bank. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-22-2007, 09:59 PM
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Going with cheap shocks isn't the best, if you can find them, try the Edelbrock IAS shocks, they are a little more expensive, but provide a great ride. There are a few other manufacturers now that have something similar, you'll have to search around.

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The best bet is bilstein or KYB Mono-Max. They will be 200-260 for all 4. I installed the bilstein's on my truck and didn't notice much difference after 3-5K miles.

I would NOT go cheap on shocks. Doesn't matter if it's a light car or a 8000lb diesel. Your safety is worth the extra few bucks.

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If you want to head toward the cheaper end of the spectrum I ould go with a set of Rancho 5000's. They are probably $65 a shock and they work out rather well. At the present I have run them on four different vehicles and have been happy with the performance

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not a suspension guy but heres a bump for ya!

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Spend 650.00 to 750.00 and be done with it.... Get a Offroad unlimited RSK kit or a Sky performance RSK and some Bilsten 5100 shocks. BTW is the truck a 4x2 or 4x4
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Spend 650.00 to 750.00 and be done with it.... Get a Offroad unlimited RSK kit or a Sky performance RSK and some Bilsten 5100 shocks. BTW is the truck a 4x2 or 4x4
Now here I was thinking of the practical, cost-conscious recommendation of the Rancho 5000s from Norad, and here you go appealing to my need to have the best and not to be such a cheap weenie. Not likely, but worth a look. My F250 is a 4x4 and it's got 162k on the clock. It works hard and runs great, but I'm not looking to dump lots of money into it ... or at least that's what I'm saying now.

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rancho 9000x'es those are a damn good bang for the buck
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These are a decent upgrade over original,considering your still stock. (Everyone has their own priortities on how they spend their money)
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They are a little hard to find.....but this post may help.
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