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Old 04-28-2014, 04:34 AM
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Recommended shocks for 4.5" lift on 05-07 F-250?

Last year I decided to go with a Rough Country 4.5" lift and got everything installed. The kit originally came with the white bodied old shocks. I talked to RC for a while as the new kits were supposed to come with the silver bodied Nitro 2.0 shocks. After receiving 3 sets of the wrong shocks I finally just gave up. Also, from what I've read nobody has ever said the RC shocks were any good and had other recommendations. Also, I'm sure going to a better shock would make it ride a bit nicer as well. I'm not looking for anything crazy as I don't offroad much and we get salt here. 4.5" RC lift on 35x12.5x18's. Thanks guys!
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Bilstein 5100's will work. Don't expect miracles since you are using RC springs. I'm not saying they are junk but the price reflects the engineering.
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Bilstein 5100's will work. Don't expect miracles since you are using RC springs. I'm not saying they are junk but the price reflects the engineering.
Yea, I hear ya. I actually ordered the Biltsein 5100's last night per the 4" front lift application and the 2"-4" rear lift application. I wanted a decent shock but didn't want to spend a ton of money as this is just my daily driver, scrap hauler, and winter beater truck. It doesn't see much off-road action either. Everything I read pointed to the external resevoirs and dual shocks being completely unecessary unless you're off-roading so I'll just stick with the non-resi and non-dual shock setup. It came down to either the 5100's or the Rancho 9000's and the Bilsteins seemed to have slightly better feedback. I may change out the RC front coils eventually, but we'll see how they ride with the Bilsteins. I just know the RC shocks aren't known to be that great, especially since a set of the Nitro 2.0's are only like 160 bucks. I think I got the Bilsteins for like 280 shipped.
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