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Bilstein 5100's vs. Rancho 7000MT's

So a little while back I was getting ready to pull the trigger on some Bilstein 5100's for my pickup. Then I had someone throw a wrench into the mix when he asked me if I had checked into Rancho's 7000MT's. Anyone out there have any experience with both of these shock to give a comparison? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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The 5100's are decent for the money. A very middle of the road off the shelf shock. Nothing really to brag about but far superior to factory.

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I agree with hucorey. I installed the 5100s on my truck a few weeks ago. My factory shocks were completely shot. The 5100s are an improvement but not a night and day difference.

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Thanks for the input guys! So i can get the 5100's or 7000MT's for around $300 maybe a few bucks less. I can't spend a whole lot more than that but i maybe could come up with around $400 but i am guessing $25 more per shock is not going to upgrade me much to a better shock?
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy the 5100s again. They are a great shock. Just don't expect the to transform your truck into a Cadillac.

Stock for now.
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why not get something custom valved for a truck instead of a shock that can be used to multiple cars? if you go to a custom valved shock itll be a night and day difference

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bilstein 5100's are good for the money..currently running the 5160's on my daily driver right now and I feel I got my money's worth
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i know nothing about getting shocks custom valved. Sounds good but i am going to assume that it is more expensive??? What kind of money are we talking about?
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why not get something custom valved for a truck instead of a shock that can be used to multiple cars? if you go to a custom valved shock itll be a night and day difference
I thought the Bilstein 5100's were custom valved for each specific vehicle?
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I thought the Bilstein 5100's were custom valved for each specific vehicle?
Not really. 5100's are kinda like canned tunes on a chip or programmer. Better than stock, but not near as nice as custom valved in house from someone like Carli, PMF, or other higher end shop.

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