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I had 5100s on ea corner and it was better than stock. Since I lifted my truck similar to yours except only 5-5.5"; I needed new front shocks. I talked to Trevor and decided to go with the 5160's. They are truck specific, so not exactly generic valving.
After writing to Dan and seeing many of his recent responses to this same question, I think maybe I should have went with a better shock, maybe next yr.
Anyway, the standard 5160 made for our trucks is quite a bit better than the 5100. Although they are harder to move by hand than the 5100's they are a smoother shock and control the suspension a lot better than the 5100's. If you want to stay around the $190 range, they are a really good shock. I am not sure what else is available for this price, maybe fox 2.0's
I do not know how much better 5160 shocks would be in the rear compared to the 5100's. I'm still trying to figure out if it would be worth it to put 5160 or similar in the rear.
Also I do not know if Dan saw it but he has told me that their rear springs are too soft for our dually's. For towing, we would most likely need air bags or their long travel bags with a custom mount setup since they are made for the newer trucks. Although I think their springs would really help with the rear end bounce on highways (concrete) as our springs are pretty stiff imo, but they need to handle the loads.
I would do as Dan mentioned and talk to an Icon dealer first and go from there.
03 F350 7.3L Auto CC LB Dually 410's (LS Rear)315's
PHP/Beans tuned, 250/100 FF inj's, BTS Tranny, Strictly Diesel complete fuel system w/RR & FB Delete, Pius LASB from Irate, Swamps hvhf IDM
Autometer Nexus Guages (TT,FP,BP,EGT), 4"MBRP, DieselSite Coolant filtration system/billet housing/HP X-Over line, Baldwin PA2818(6637) RR Boots, 26 row 6.0 Tranny & PS Cooler, LarryB's Denso Starter