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Will these make my truck ride better?

I found a set of four Bilstein 5100 shocks on ebay, and a dual front shock set up, would putting dual 5100's in the front make my truck less bounchy and ride better?

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

Bouncy and ride are somewhat subjective. Could be your tires giving you a ride like that, in which case, shocks wont help.

But, if your shocks are currently shot.. then the Bilsteins will help.

IF they are valved for a dual shock app, then, it will be fine, but, will probably stiffen things up a bit.

If they arent valved for duals, the valving will be too stiff, not allowing the shocks to do their job properly

The 5100s were avail in dual shock valving for the S/D.. also in single..

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

If you double them up and they don't have dual shock vavlving you'll feel every little crack in the road, it'll ride pretty stiff

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

These are the ones I was looking at

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-Bil...spagenameZWDVW

So would just putting singles take out some of the bounce in my truck? The shocks I have are almost new, I just want to get some of the bounce out of my truck. I added a add-a-leaf in the rear to lift the rear, could that be making it ride worse?

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These are the ones I was looking at

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-Bil...spagenameZWDVW

I added a add-a-leaf in the rear to lift the rear, could that be making it ride worse?
add a leaf will do that. it will make it a lot stiffer. i installed a add a leaf when i lifted mine in the rear and it made the ride worse. really stiff but theres hardly any axle wrap.

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

Would taking off my springs now and going back to factory blocks with these
installed help my ride?

https://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...ead.php?t=6891

I have been wanting to raise the rear a little big more and this would be perfect and I have always heard that DR springs ride really good!

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Would taking off my springs now and going back to factory blocks with these
installed help my ride?

https://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...ead.php?t=6891

I have been wanting to raise the rear a little big more and this would be perfect and I have always heard that DR springs ride really good!
What do you have now springs wise? stock springs with add a leafs & big block? i would think actual lift springs would ride better than what you hae now. ive heard great things about donohoe

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Re: Will these make my truck ride better?

Yea right now I have stock springs, add-a-leaf, and a 5" block, with the 8" DR springs it would have a slight forward lean which is what I want.

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Yea right now I have stock springs, add-a-leaf, and a 5" block, with the 8" DR springs it would have a slight forward lean which is what I want.
i would go for the donohoe springs. those add a leafs makes a truck ride like crap.

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