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Old 11-09-2018, 12:11 PM
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I had rancho 9000's on the F-250 and then I switched to bilistien 5100's and there was a great improvement in ride and feel of the truck. The ranchos lasted a long time, and they were not garbage, but just not as good as the bilistien.

I also installed an Air Lift Wireless one compressor and controller (I already had the air bags that you fill by hand) The air bag kit is like $400, the Air lift kit is like $250... and with both of those, and afternoon, and some basic hand tools, you will have suspension that you can adjust on the fly from the cab of the truck.

seriously an awesome combination, and one of the best upgrades I did to my truck.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:20 PM
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I would recommend the Bilstein 5100 as well. I installed them on my truck years ago and they have been great. I custom ordered a longer set online since I have a leveling kit. They won't help with sag so you the ready lift add a leaf or air bags will help. The add a leaf install is much more difficult than air bags since you have take a part the spring pack. Air bags are easy to install like Aric mentioned and just run the manual valves out the rear license plate bolt holes. I have seen this done lots of times and what we did on my brother's 1500. I ran my through drilled holes on the bumper frame.
If you want a little more capacity look into supersprings. Super easy to install and offer a better ride depending on how you install them. I have run all three options and I prefer the ride of the supersprings. Less bounce than air bags under load.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the response guys. Im going to look into the air bags and installing myself, if its as easy as yall say, I may go that route.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for the response guys. Im going to look into the air bags and installing myself, if its as easy as yall say, I may go that route.
If 4wp sells it PM me first
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:03 PM
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If 4wp sells it PM me first
Sounds good will do. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:59 PM
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I just added Bilstein 5160s to the rear of my F150 and they are great. I'm sure any new shock would have been an improvement. The 5160 is overkill, but it has the "poser" look that I like.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:11 PM
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i used the Rancho 9000xl (adjustable) on my 250 and now have them on my GM... love them.. loaded firm on 9.. unloaded better than stock ride at 4 in front 5 in rear... lifetime warranty and i used it on my stabilizer on my f250 no drama...
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