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Old 06-09-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Shock advice needed

Hey all you experts, I need advice on shocks.

Iíve got a 2006, F250, Super Duty, 6.0L PSD, 2x4, 5 speed auto, Crew Cab, Short box, overload leaf. I need all four, but not sure what works best, monotube or twin tube. Bought the truck used, needed lots of service; dealer is replacing ball joints as I type this. Iím pulling a light TT (5Klbs, 27ft,) right now, but have plans for a 12K 5er. This is my commuting vehicle and I like a smooth ride.

Advice and expertise welcome.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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I am sure others will provide input. But IMOHO I would put in what the manufacturer specifies.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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Bilstiens all the way, self adjusting, awesome for towing and empty driving.

2nd choice, rancho 9000

Stock shocks are only good for approx 1 year/12,000 miles.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by gearman View Post
Bilstiens all the way, self adjusting, awesome for towing and empty driving.

2nd choice, rancho 9000

Stock shocks are only good for approx 1 year/12,000 miles.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info on the shocks well over due on our truck.
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[quote=gearman;511753]Bilstiens all the way, self adjusting, awesome for towing and empty driving.

Ditto #2 (if not too late). Were great for all the years we towed TT with a F250. David
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:30 AM   #7
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Bilstiens all the way! Three months after buying my dodge, I replace the factory shocks with Bilstiens. My biggest issue was that when we hit a bump in the road, it would push the fifth wheel nose up. Since it's a heavy one, the nose would come back down and compress the leaf springs in the rear which would then recoil and push the nose back up. Depending on the bump, I would get a wicked bounce going in the rear. The factory shocks could not deal with it. The Bilstiens do a great job of not only damping the bumps from the road but it also dampend the fifth wheel nose downward movement. Anthony
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