I did too until I started looking at parts for the upgrades. They are great shocks but often overlooked. Maybe due to the price point. Though, they come with reservoir mounting brackets which puts them on par with the Bil's + adding a separate mounting bracket.Forgot about
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Yeah, I've been thinking about giving them a try for some time, now. I've got the Bilstein 5125s, but I'd like to get a dual reservoir setup for whatever brand I choose. I have dual shocks, just not the dual reservoir. I think they provide more travel with better comfort, but that's all depending.I did too until I started looking at parts for the upgrades. They are great shocks but often overlooked. Maybe due to the price point. Though, they come with reservoir mounting brackets which puts them on par with the Bil's + adding a separate mounting bracket.
Have Bilsteins on mine and I agree that they're pretty firm, but I figure that's what you get with a 3/4 ton rated shock... I've never tried adjustable shocks, but if they work as advertised, I'll be trying them out next time around.Rancho 9000 Fan here ;-)
the adjustability is noticeable and useful for my application
I do not live in the rust belt so no rust issues and if one fails I get a new one for free from the local shop where I bought them vs online or King/Carli and others that need to be sent back for service and you have no shocks for the duration
Bilsteins are not a Bad shock by any means but I dislike their firm feel and non adjustability on both of the trucks I tried them on
Interesting. My wife remarked on how much better the ride was with the Bilsteins. I too replaced the Ranchero's that were undoubtedly OEM on my FX4 with 160K on them and were rusting through. Perception must be a factor? .I put Four Bilstein 5100s in my truck and noticed no difference from the stock Ranchero shocks that had been in the FX4 truck proBaby since it was made.
I replaced them because I saw leaking oil. Either my truck has as smooth a ride as its going to get, or there’s more going on than just shocks. I think the rides fine; my wife thinks its a little bumpy.