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Old 01-11-2008, 11:07 PM
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what's better bilstein or fox?

i need to make my final decision on wich to purchase either the bilstein 7100 w/ resevoir or the fox 2.0 remote resevoir i was planning on having them valved for a soft ride, what do you guy's think ?

my truck wont see any hardcore off road just driving for pleasure i do wan't it to look good and ride as comfortable as possible.

i have a 2004 ford f250 diesel crew cab w/ 6'' tuffcountry lift kit that rides real uncomfortable i will replace later with adeaver leafspring i do know lifted trucks ride rough but not worse than my work truck (1988 freightliner w/leafsprings )

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:11 AM
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how long has it been lifted for? My truck rode so bad till the springs broke in. Its so much better now. I wanted to switch to Fox shocks..I think they look cool and perform really well. A buddy of mine has a set in his lifted f250 and it rides awesome. I havent been in a truck with bilsteins but I have heard they are great as well. I guess its your guess unless someone else comes in and says other wise..but your going to get people who say some are better then the others ya know. Good luck with the truck
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how long has it been lifted for? My truck rode so bad till the springs broke in. Its so much better now. I wanted to switch to Fox shocks..I think they look cool and perform really well. A buddy of mine has a set in his lifted f250 and it rides awesome. I havent been in a truck with bilsteins but I have heard they are great as well. I guess its your guess unless someone else comes in and says other wise..but your going to get people who say some are better then the others ya know. Good luck with the truck

i bought it like that, i took off one of the shocks to measure the shock and the shock goes down but won't go up by itself i have pull it up i'm not an epert but i think there no good.. mybe thats why it rides like crap..
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I certainly don't know much about suspensions to answer you, but I have heard other people say tuffcountry is one of the roughest riding lifts.
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both are very good shocks... Bilstiens 7100's will have to be serviced quicker than the FOx's... if it were me i would go with the FOX shocks
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:58 PM
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raul

hey do you sell the fox 2.0 shock remote reservoir ? if so shoot me a price shipped to 93270

the shock it has now measures
extended= 30"
collapsed= 18"
also measured without the shock from top bolt to bottom hole where the shock mounts it measured = 23"

i would like it valved for a soft ride.. thanks
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Bilsteins IMHO are better than the fox's. I have had a lot of iisues with Fox's leaking. If you do get a good set they are very good but it's a crap shoot. The res. Line that Bilstein uses ( Aeroquipt ) is much better than the coated SS braid that Fox is now using.

I wouldn't go with too soft of valving. Shock make a very small difference in ride quality. The job of shocks are to control rebound and keep your tires on the gound. Soft valving can cause bad handling and accelerated tire wear on lifted trucks. Also Res. Shocks typically are stiffer then say the 5100 series nitrogen shocks.

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Bilsteins IMHO are better than the fox's. I have had a lot of iisues with Fox's leaking. If you do get a good set they are very good but it's a crap shoot. The res. Line that Bilstein uses ( Aeroquipt ) is much better than the coated SS braid that Fox is now using.
Shawn you are right that new hose bilstein is using now is the same king uses on their shocks. i would do the bilsteins they are also less than the foxes for the valving i would to 30/90
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:22 AM
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Hey Buddy,there is absolutely no need for res. shocks as they are only good, if you hit deep potwholes or jump, so the oil in the cylinders recover from heat fast!
My suggestion is to go with a single shock as the bilstein 5100 or so you have a choice of stiffness get the pro comp mx 6 adjustable for half the price ca. $ 90.00 a piece.
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Ill add another vote for the MX6's Ive had them for a year and they provide a nice firm ride.
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