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Old 02-23-2013, 08:31 PM
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shock valving 04 with leaf springs?

I have an 04 F250 bought it with a 6" pro comp box kit. Then added front hangers and shackles and rear blocks to make it an 8.5" lift. The shocks were garbage to begin with but now are completely blown out. I was looking at bilstein 5125 14" travel with valving 298/36, have dual setup in the front and single in the rear. Would this be the best way to go with bilstein? I know there are probably better options but i dont think reservoirs are neccessary for a dd.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:53 AM
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although dual shock, usually overkill if you dontspec correct valving. but i am looking forward to some input on leaf front trucks......
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bump.... Spoke to bilstein the guy said go with 5165 which are reservoirs in the 170/60 valving since I have duals. He said the reservoirs probably are overkill on a street truck but they didnt make the 170/60 valving in the length 5125 i need. After searching on here I found someone who installed dual 170/60 on the front and said they were too soft and ended up swapping out for 255/70 and it was way better. I think I am going with the 255/70 5125 my other option is 298/36 in the 5125 I would love to hear some more input. I talked to 4 wheel parts down the street and there expert advice was you aint gonna be able to tell the difference anyways lol
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with THAT leaf , he may be right....

i also have read about the shock changes the other member made, but totally forgot....

i would listen to the one who has tried.......

i would also swap to an ICON spring pack.
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