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ctjahn
06-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Need new shocks for the 2005 F250 SD 4x4 Crew Cab.... (BONE STOCK) Most of the time only used for towing 10-15k pounds or the 78 MC S&S. Need a compromise shock (leaning towards more heavy duty; dont do ANY off road driving - 4x4 is just for WI Winters)

I was thinking Rancho. Not a fan of Bilstein.

Cj

Cloaked
06-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Bilstein would have been my recommendation. Look at Kennedydiesel dot com for specials. He often has shocks on sale (typically Bilsteins) moving them out.

1redTA
06-03-2012, 09:17 PM
I liked my bilsteins? how about belltech

ctjahn
06-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Do they make em for 4x4 stock height?
Belltech were for lowered trucks?
cj

Hammer
06-04-2012, 10:40 AM
I ran bilsteins on my old f350. I liked them way better than Rancho. I tow alot and they held up very well. Rancho's are notorious for failing, at least they were a few years back when i was shopping. Check out http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/index.php lots of good info there.

mzimme
06-04-2012, 02:35 PM
You're the first person I've ever heard not liking Bilsteins. They really are one of the best shocks you can buy. What didnt you like about them?

Rossterman
06-04-2012, 03:25 PM
Consider Procomp adjustables like I've had on my F350 that last 6 years. Can be quickly tuned to more damping for heavy loads and back to soft for a nice (relatively speaking for a truck :) ) ride with easy accessible knobs requiring no special tools

ctjahn
06-04-2012, 06:44 PM
You're the first person I've ever heard not liking Bilsteins. They really are one of the best shocks you can buy. What didnt you like about them?

Bad experience with racing.... Only takes one time to burn that bridge...

Cj

ctjahn
06-07-2012, 06:08 PM
Right now I am thinking....Monroe Reflex Shocks (heavy duty good for towing 10k -15k)- Top choice.

Then the second choice is....... http://www.autoanything.com/suspension-systems/61A5660A0A0A2546596.aspx



Cj

Montemx
06-08-2012, 11:39 AM
I've got Bilstein 5100's up front and Rancho RS9000xl adjustable in the rear. I'd recommend either one.

Rancho has a Shock and Aw promotion going on right now and will save you $100 on a set of 4.
http://www.gorancho.com/promotions.php

02ProstarSammyD
06-08-2012, 12:32 PM
cant go wrong with the bils. My denali is the first vehicle that didn't have them on. Next thing on my list. They just ride great. Ive run the rancho 9000's what seems to be eternities ago and they were ok. Liked the adjustability but thats about it

ctjahn
06-18-2012, 05:56 PM
cant go wrong with the bils. My denali is the first vehicle that didn't have them on. Next thing on my list. They just ride great. Ive run the rancho 9000's what seems to be eternities ago and they were ok. Liked the adjustability but thats about it

Thought about it over the past week.... (as I towed 4 hours each way up north) I think I am going with these. Just gotta drop the hammer (but I have a pending BIG $$ race entry I have to pay for.

http://www.autoanything.com/suspension-systems/61A5660A0A0A2546596.aspx