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Old 04-12-2014, 10:48 PM
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I am new so give me some slack

I want to get new shock for my f250, cause when I drive its bounces. So I am trying to find a shock that will provide a smooth ride on the highway/road, and a better drive when I am off trail/off roading on my game ranch. I am looking at shocks that range from $35-$200+ and some come in a pair and some are a piece. If there was a poster child for an idiot with a Credit Card its me, cause I dont know what I am doing . Last time I bought new shocks, it was for my old 03 Silverado, and was told it was the same ones they put on the Z71s. the ride was like riding in a Bradley CFV (for all you Army Cav guys)
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:01 AM
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May want to give year and some more info on current truck.
I think my lifted coils and shocks ride way better then my stock ones did.
Glad I lifted it.
Icon suspension, carli, will be some nice products to look at
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:34 AM
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Its an 02'f250 SD 7.3 with an AirRaid CAI 4x4 with a 4" lift. It has a bizzare tire size 35x12.5R16.5 all else is stock as far as I know.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:27 AM
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I've read people mention that Bilstein 5100's are a good shock for the price.....
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:45 AM
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I am looking at shocks that range from $35-$200+

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Icon suspension, carli, will be some nice products to look at
yup the 200+ should get you 1 of those shocks

the 5100's are FIRM too firm for me I prefer the Rancho rs 9000 XL adjustable
Rancho Suspension: Shocks RS9000XL?

but if your " bouncing" any shock will likely be an improvement
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:00 AM
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OK my question with the Rancho brand is they say it has an a knob to adjustment, my concern is I don't know what setting to putt it on. Maybe I read it wrong. I will have a mechanic install them, but I drive on the road and off road on my hunting ranch so I don't want to get something that I have to adjust ever time I change my driving pattern
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
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Just get coilovers!
Bilsteins are firm. I like the ride of my Icons a little bit better.
You can put the shocks on yourself. its a nut on the top and bolt on the bottom...two bolts a piece in the rear. easy peasy
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