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Time for shocks
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:51:48 PM »
I need shocks, bad.
Truck: 08 F350 SRW 6.4Dsl auto 4x4 104K and original shocks! It's time for some new ones, so gents what do y'all use?
Btw I'm towing a 5er at 12,500 unloaded.
Thanks for the input.


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3 dog shuffle

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Re: Time for shocks
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 10:32:51 PM »
Yep that's what I was a thinkin'. I appreciate the input.

Jere and Laur

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Re: Time for shocks
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 02:43:45 AM »
X2 on Bilstein, they're the best for towing or just driving around the block,  good stable control.  I even put 4 on my trailer.
2010 Carri-lite 36XTRM5 pulled by a modified 2008 Chevy XCab 3500HD DRW Chesterfield,  NH w/2005 Yamaha FJR 1300
2009 1100RX Mountain Star TC pulling 2001 Ebbtide Campion 200

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Re: Time for shocks
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 05:58:02 PM »
I decided to step up to the 5100 series Bilsteins. I'm not sure sure how much difference they will make over the 4500 series...but they sure are purdy! 8)


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Re: Time for shocks
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 06:40:18 PM »
After about 60K, I switched over to Bilsteins on my F250 diesel.  They did okay, but I cannot say they were the best thing since sliced bread.  And they were very expensive, however.

At 115K miles, my tire dealer on an alignment said my shocks and a bad tie rod end resulted in my losing about 10K mileage on my tires.

I immediately went on RockAuto.com and bought the heaviest Monroe Shocks available at a ridiculously low price.  And after installing them myself, I cannot tell the difference between Monroes and the Bilsteins.

My tire blew at night on I-285 bypass in Atlanta on a rainy night 2 weeks ago  Changing that tire was pretty difficult for my daughter--under the conditions.   I know now to not to wait until 115K for an alignment (even though it didn't need aligning), and to change shocks often.  It's worth $60 to have a good suspension inspection every year on any vehicle used for towing.


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Re: Time for shocks
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 03:30:14 PM »
Time for shocks.   And you should looking into sway bar bushing.      Also inspect the ball joint
1996  26ft. 3 kids 2 dog and the wife too