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MitchF150 wrote:

I've got the 5100's for my F150.. Love 'em! [emoticon]

So far, they have a bit firmer ride, but when going over bumps and pot holes and speed bumps and the like, it's far smoother then the OEM shocks where when they were brand new and going over those same things.

Yet, it's still a smoother ride overall.. Can't explain it.. It just seems smoother overall, yet firmer... I know that makes no sense..

It just seems to soak up the bumps better now. That's the only way I an explain it..

Good luck!

Mitch


Makes perfect sense--it's called ride control.


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Put the yellow Bilsteins on our F250. Wow are they nice! For an even better tow, install shocks on your trailer. Even wow-er...


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myredracer wrote:

Put the yellow Bilsteins on our F250. Wow are they nice! For an even better tow, install shocks on your trailer. Even wow-er...


Excellent point!
I did exactly that on our last tt and it made things like expansion joints and patches in the road unnoticeable.
Amazing!!


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ScottG wrote:

myredracer wrote:

Put the yellow Bilsteins on our F250. Wow are they nice! For an even better tow, install shocks on your trailer. Even wow-er...


Excellent point!
I did exactly that on our last tt and it made things like expansion joints and patches in the road unnoticeable.
Amazing!!


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yep 5100's even on my smaller truck, Nissan Frontier. Huge improvement over the cheap-azz OE shocks that came on it.

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+1 for KYB Monomax (and I have bils)


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bedrocker wrote:

x2 KYB monomax had the bill's and they were not as good


x3 on that...Replaced the KYBs with the Bilstein 4600's, rode them for 2 weeks, sold them on CL, and got a new set of kYBs. Bil's were toooo soft, like jello, OK on a smooth road but NO body control over bumps.

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I really liked the Rancho 9000's I put on the rear of our old 2001.5 RAM 2500 4X4.


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I put the HD's on my 2008 GMC 2500 and it was a huge improvement towing. Although, the OEM's had 110k miles on them and were in really bad shape when I took them off.


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Bilstein 4600 on my stock F-250. They were a huge improvement on the factory shocks, and they only had 14,000 miles on them.


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