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I have a 01 F 350 4 door. It has 3" lift. What is a good shock to run, rancho 9000? Bilstin? I want vary good ride, good quality shock that will last, any imput?
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We sell a lot of Blisteins..most love the ride quality.
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What is a equal bilstine shock to a rancho 9000?
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I just got some Bilstein 5100, I've got 2.5 zone leveling kit in front and 4" blocks in the rear. I got the 2-4" front and rear shocks. $85 a shock from SDtrucksprings.com. Hopefully be putting them on this weekend.
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Let us know how the ride is on dirt road. Can you post a pictureof your truck with your lift?
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I've been running the fox shocks for a while now. I had a set leveled and it was night and day over the 5100s and the price per shock is maybe $10 dollars more.


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I have the Rancho 9000 and I don't know how there could be a better shock.
Having the ability to adjust them is why they are unbeatable.
I adjust them down for everyday driving with a empty truck for a softer smooth suspension.
Today I hauled a full load of oak firewood and had them dialled up near the stiffest
setting to keep the ride stable and firm. This is the issue with shocks, to have a shock that can control a fully loaded truck is going to be firm as hell empty.

With the Rancho 9000 you can have both rides and that goes for any adjustable shock regardless of the brand. Having the ability to adjust them is the key.

My vote is for a adjustable period. You have a light duty,medium duty and even a heavy duty shock when you go with a adjustable one..........

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Bilstein is going to be a much better shock than Rancho. I highly suggest going withe Bilstein if you are trying to decide between the two.


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