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post #1 of 2 Old 08-06-2013, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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F350 shock question

Posted this on psn also but I needed to join the org so I thought I would post here also.

looking to upgrade the shocks on my 2013 f350 srw. It is stock height and not leveled. I need to keep it that way because of my trailer. I would like to improve the ride on this truck. It is a DD, tows @GVWR 15% of the time and occasional fire road.

I am totally confused on what would be best for me, it seems most of the performance shocks are rated for off road. So far I have considered

Bilstein, 4600, 5100 and 5160
Rancho rs7000
KYB Monomax

There is a huge difference in price between the KYB and the 5160. I am generally one that thinks you get what you pay for but I also think there is a right tool for the job. I don't want to get an off road oriented shock if it is going to do me no good. I really just want to improve the unloaded ride without sacrificing the loaded ride to much.

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My brother installed Bilstein 5100 shocks and steering stabilizer on his truck approximately 10,000 miles ago. He has a 2006 6.0 Super Cab Long Bed and has been hauling his slide in Hallmark truck camper all over the US (truck weight is at max GVW; 11,400 lbs.) and is raving about how good the truck feels. He did do some driving with a completely empty bed before leaving on his trip and said the Bilsteins weren't too harsh even on an empty truck.

I fully intend to run 5100's when i get new shocks real soon.

Hope this helps.


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