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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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New shocks for 2005 250 FX4

Looking to replace the rear stock rancho (read "motorcraft branded rancho") shocks on my truck. Wondering what to go with. I do light - moderate hauling of a 6500 travel trailer and that's about it for hauling. I've heard Bilsteins are good. What's everyone reccommend for my use?? Thanks!
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Re: New shocks for 2005 250 FX4

I love my bilsteins.

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Bilsteins weren't for Me just like German cars they were to stiff feeling for my liking

real Rancho's fit the bill

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Good to hear! Are the 5100's pretty much the basic shock for stock replacement on the rear. Did you replace all 4? I was planning on just the rear two, but worried about appearance (high rearend). What do you think?
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Shocks won't lift a truck..best to replace all the shocks. We can get you Bilsteins or others..

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Good to hear! Are the 5100's pretty much the basic shock for stock replacement on the rear. Did you replace all 4? I was planning on just the rear two, but worried about appearance (high rearend). What do you think?
5100's are correct for the rear iirc, 5600's on the front. I could be mistaking though. I got in on a power buy through Stealth and got all four for $300 delivered. That was sweet!

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Re: New shocks for 2005 250 FX4

Now i'm reading where some like the Bilstein 4600's OVER the 5100's? I just want what would be best for my application. This isn't a daily driver...I drive it on the weekends and when pulling my camper. Any reccommendations for this setup?
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Re: New shocks for 2005 250 FX4

Last year I put 5100 Bilsteins in my truck (all four points), they are very stiff and you will feel every rock and hole on the pavement, I noticed that they get a little softer after a couple of months. And you may not believe this but the rear of the truck actually got a little higher. It was leveled (leveling kit) before I put the new shocks and now it is not.
I don't pull heavy but they do their job when I pull or I fill the bed wit mulch or rocks. If you want a soft ride (like driving an brand new F-150) you will need different shocks.
If anyone has experience with 5100 in off-road conditions I would like to hear how they feel their trucks.
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