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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

Looking at getting different shocks to help with ride quality because I'm still running stockers. I've got a ready lift 3.5lift on a 2012 f250. I'm torn between the Fox2.0 and Bilstein 5100. I've seen this topic with other vehicles but not with a 6.7. I can get the Bilstein for $312 and Fox for around $500. Is it worth the extra coin to get the fox?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-25-2015, 01:11 AM
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Re: Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

I to have the ready lift stage4 on my 15 f250,im going fox 2.0 dual steering stabilizers,2.0 remote res in front & 2.0 internal res in the rear,i had 5100's on my 13 f150 fx4 & never again they looked good but rode much worse then factory.
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Looking at getting different shocks to help with ride quality because I'm still running stockers. I've got a ready lift 3.5lift on a 2012 f250. I'm torn between the Fox2.0 and Bilstein 5100. I've seen this topic with other vehicles but not with a 6.7. I can get the Bilstein for $312 and Fox for around $500. Is it worth the extra coin to get the fox?
The absolute FIRST move that I made on my stock suspension was ditching the OEM Rancho garbage. I am not saying that all of the Rancho line is garbage, it must have just been mine.. Needless to say, a set of 5100 Bilstein shocks went in and the difference was night and day!!!

I am actually in the process of scrapping the 5100's for a complete CARLI Pintop 2.5 leveling system with all the goodies, and I am not familiar with Fox shocks personally, but I would totally recommend a set of 5100 series Bilsteins to anyone with this truck!
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Re: Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

The OEM "Rancho" shocks are just Motorcraft units branded with the Rancho looks.


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Re: Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

I have the Bilstein's and have no problems with them so far. I can also say that Fox is a good option since never heard one negative about it.
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Re: Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

Fox hands down.
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Re: Fox 2.0 vs Bilstein 5100.

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The OEM "Rancho" shocks are just Motorcraft units branded with the Rancho looks.
I had the Ranchos with a 2.5" lift and shock extensions brackets. Swapped to 5100s because I've had good experience with them and 4 Wheel Parts is running a special right now Buy 3 get 1 Free, just make sure you get the right part #s before calling. I ordered online and they sent stock height shocks which were wrong. Truck rides WAY better now.

At 6,000 miles, one of the front "Ranchos" were shot. Figured I'd get a new set under warranty to sell on CL. The dealer couldn't find anything under Rancho and it was actually the Motorcraft stamp and part # on the shock that they were able to find.

I've read very good things about the Fox 2.0s and Carli has a set specifically tuned for our trucks. 2x the money but might be worth it.

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I had fox 2.0's on my 08 and loved them

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I have the same lift & will have the 2.0's by the last week of this month,i got them for $415 but have had to wait for them,oh well it is what it is.I will let you know how they are when i put them on.The dual fox ss is nice & smooth though so i have high expectations for these as well.
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For the money go with the 5100's


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