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Looking for a shock with nice road manners

I have a stock truck with 20" rims and Michelin LTX AT tires. It's an FX4 with the Rancho shock package. I'm getting A LOT of body and chassis vibrations through the ENTIRE truck when I hit a bump. I'm wondering if maybe I should be considering a new shock package. I prefer Bilstein. Can you guys recommend a Bilstein model or series that would fit an OEM truck that traverses mostly city, country and interstate roads pulling a small 6500 lb trailer? I'd like nice road manners and not get beat to death when running around lightly loaded.
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The Rancho XL9000 adjustable is what I have and I really like them...Can dial them up when you have a heavy load on the hook and re-adjust when you don't. I tow a 11K trailer when loaded and I have smooth ride loaded or with nothing behind me.

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I have a stock truck with 20" rims and Michelin LTX AT tires. It's an FX4 with the Rancho shock package. I'm getting A LOT of body and chassis vibrations through the ENTIRE truck when I hit a bump. I'm wondering if maybe I should be considering a new shock package. I prefer Bilstein. Can you guys recommend a Bilstein model or series that would fit an OEM truck that traverses mostly city, country and interstate roads pulling a small 6500 lb trailer? I'd like nice road manners and not get beat to death when running around lightly loaded.
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I have Bilstein 5100 on my King Ranch and they work great for me.
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I have Bilstein 5100 on my King Ranch and they work great for me.
Same set up for me. Much better than anything I tried previously.

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