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ARB shocks?? Anybody have em on their superduty

I'm going to be ordering new shocks for the rig in my SIG. I've heard nothing but great things about ARB's Old Man Emu shocks and I know they do make them for our trucks. Just I don't see anyone on here have them. Anyone with experience? Cary at CT doesn't carry (lol) ARB, at least his website doesn't show it.

I'm looking at those or Bilstein 5100's.



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old man emu are very well known and used regularly in the Jeep/Land Rover world... have an old man emu kit on my land rover.... not sure how they would hold up to a superduty... but they are a very good quality item

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What's the price point on them? I imagine all the sub $100 shocks will be fairly similar.
I just put bilstein 5160s on my truck and they are quite a bit better than the 5100s from what I can tell so far. However they are approximately $100 more per shock too.
I imagine you are not looking to spend too much on shocks. 5100s are good shocks for the price imo.

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old man emu are very well known and used regularly in the Jeep/Land Rover world... have an old man emu kit on my land rover.... not sure how they would hold up to a superduty... but they are a very good quality item
My Liberty CRD is getting the Rocky Road Outfitters Rockfather II Deluxe lift kit w/ OME's pretty soon. Excited about that.

Truck has bilstein HD's now, but they are shot from having the gasser leaf springs on them. I want something that's going to do a better job of smoothing out the normal highway bumps/clickity-clacks like a railcar. Lol. Obviously I realize its never going to ride like a caddy, but you know what I mean.

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What's the price point on them? I imagine all the sub $100 shocks will be fairly similar.
I just put bilstein 5160s on my truck and they are quite a bit better than the 5100s from what I can tell so far. However they are approximately $100 more per shock too.
I imagine you are not looking to spend too much on shocks. 5100s are good shocks for the price imo.
Went to arbusa and they are $98 and change. And are specifically for the superduty.

Here is the shock.
http://store.arbusa.com/Search.aspx?k=N179

Here is the link to the PDF catalog page.
http://www.arbusa.com/Vehicle/2000-f...uper-duty.aspx

There is a PDF file for the catalog page for the early superduty but I don't understand the application chart. Says 0-300lbs load, then med load 0-1200lbs then heavy constant 1200lbs+.

Does that mean addition load above the weight of the truck??? I'm not a shock expert by any means.

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Anybody else? I see ARB offers more for the newer SD's.

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Went to arbusa and they are $98 and change. And are specifically for the superduty.

Here is the shock.
Search

Here is the link to the PDF catalog page.
Vehicle Page

There is a PDF file for the catalog page for the early superduty but I don't understand the application chart. Says 0-300lbs load, then med load 0-1200lbs then heavy constant 1200lbs+.

Does that mean addition load above the weight of the truck??? I'm not a shock expert by any means.

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I imagine the rear shocks are valved differently depending on how much you tow.
Im not familiar with these. Maybe give them a call. They may also be more offroad oriented, idk.

Wish I could help, but I really don't have any good info for you, sorry

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I imagine the rear shocks are valved differently depending on how much you tow.
Im not familiar with these. Maybe give them a call. They may also be more offroad oriented, idk.

Wish I could help, but I really don't have any good info for you, sorry
They can tell me info but I wouldn't really understand to the full. Plus a sales pitch that I want to avoid. It seems ARB is extremely popular in the Aussie scene. Most people here are brick and mortar type stuff. Of course carli and icon are great, but pricey.

Maybe I'll just pull the trigger and hopefully have good results. I suppose how bad can one of the best in off road suspension be??? Right.

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I would of caution, they could be vavled very stiff and
create a horrible street ride if you do not intend the cycle
the shock....I wouldn't think they would be, but you never know.

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I would of caution, they could be vavled very stiff and
create a horrible street ride if you do not intend the cycle
the shock....I wouldn't think they would be, but you never know.
Well for those particular shocks I gave the link for but there are others for our SD. They offer three. The info they give means nothing to me because I have very little experience in shock jargon and what it means.

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