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post #1 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting my truck work on the front end. Going to put new ball joints, inner axle seals, dust cap, o-rings and knuckle seals. My truck is 2002 F250 and got leveling kit on it. Want to put new shocks. Which shocks would you guys recommend? I was thinking heavy duty shocks the yellow ones?

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I have been working the same question myself. I think i am going with Bilstein 5100. About $82.00 a piece but, i have heard nothing bad about them, yet!

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I just installed the bilstein HD , two weeks ago....bought from 4 wheel parts as they matched shock warehouse pricing....270 to my door.

I ahave run the 5100's in the past, but on this truck ( no lift ) I went with the HD because of lifetime warranty.

the HD shock carries the lifetime due to specific fitment, the 5100 are limited as they are for offroad application. both shocks have very similar if not the same valving...

btw, I love the controlled feel, my truck had a smooth ride, but felt somewhat spongey, these corrected that feel.

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I can't afford bilstein. Found 4 shocks and steering damper shock. All total include shipping is like $175 from Rock Auto.

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I went with the Rancho RS9000XL shocks for the adjustability. I am in the process of getting them set to my liking for unloaded driving, but I think I've found what I like.

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Might be able to buy me a set of Bilstein 4600. Any good?

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the 4600 is the yellow and blue HD , that is what I just purchased...it is the same as the 5100 but for stock applications.

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Checked out these are the same price?

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I went with the Rancho RS9000XL shocks for the adjustability. I am in the process of getting them set to my liking for unloaded driving, but I think I've found what I like.
Yea they are nice I like em too. Mainly because you can change them up for towing or hauling heavy loads and then go back to what you like as the daily driver.


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