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Old 04-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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New shocks for one ton

Just put new Bilstein shocks on my 01 F 350 ford and can not believe how much better it rides. Only wish I had done this years ago. The rear end of the truck would bounce too much with my fifth wheel in tow so I put the new shocks on. Never did I think a one ton would ride so much better. Do it, you won't be sorry.

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Put a set on my TV a few years ago with the same results.., great product!



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Old 04-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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I put a set on the 1500 a few years back, the 2500 is next..............

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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Great upgrade, I replaced the OEM junk on my 2500 with Bilsten 5100's and couldn't believe the improvement.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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Should change them at least every 4-5 years Mine will get done this fall when I am in the South... (much cheaper)
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:20 AM   #6
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Changed mine a few months ago as well. Incredible difference.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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When I bought my used Ram 5 years ago, I replaced the "mush" OEM shocks with Monroe Gas Magnums. Maybe not the best on the market, but a gigantic improvement over the OEM shocks. Figure shocks are a maintenance item anyway, no use breaking the bank on replacements.

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