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Old 10-31-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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F250 replacement shocks

At 82K miles already on our 2016 F250 Diesel, it is time to replace the shocks; seeing some indication that the time is at hand. Could I get some opinions on the best replacement shocks? This TV is 4wd Crew Cab; have a 50 gallon Titan fuel tank, Leer topper and Ride Rite air bags on rear. Pull a 2016 Classic and use a ProPride hitch. Truck weighs 8642 with full fuel and driver.

Some ideas I found are: Bilstein 5100 and Fox 2.0.

About to replace tires and want the new shocks in place first.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 10-31-2018, 10:00 AM   #2
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I went with the Bilstein 5100ís and am happy with them so far.

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Old 10-31-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:02 PM   #4
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I have been very satisfied with Fox shocks on several vehicles.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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I went with adjustable Ranchos and am glad I did. I was able to dial them for the best ride.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:11 PM   #6
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I went with KYB Monomax and was very happy towing a 27 ft. on roads in the past that had me shaking me teeth loose with the hobby horse action.
I have an F250 diesel crew cab, so the truck has some weight to start with as well.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:56 PM   #7
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Iíve got the KYB Monomaxís on my Ram and Iím happy with them.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:27 PM   #8
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Glad I am not alone on my feeling towards the KYB. Not the cool factor of a Bilstein or Rancho but they seem to work for me. And, they do red boots to kind of mimic the Rancho so I am fake cool?
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:27 PM   #9
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Another Bilstein fan, love them.
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:12 PM   #10
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I canít find a pair of Bilstein 5100s for the rears of a 2017+ F-250. Do they make them (I canít find them) or are people still using fronts and boring the mounts out?

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