Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-03-2011, 08:31 PM
firedaniel firedaniel is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
firedaniel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
What Shocks?

Ive been looking at different shocks for my stock 06 2wd F350. It has Monroe shocks on it when I bought but they are pretty much shot. I doubt I could get the replaced under warranty. Has anyone use Daystar? Saw them on Autozones website. Made in US they seem good just not many reviews. I also saw the Bilsteins and Gabriels. The roads here in TX suck and a pretty rough. I dont want something that rides too rough... Just curious what you guys have done...

Let me know

Thanks
Daniel
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Maxium4x4's Avatar
Maxium4x4 Maxium4x4 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,724
Maxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputationMaxium4x4 has a superb reputation
Any shock would be better than worn out. Did you check this thread at the top of the forum? Rancho 7000's Might be a good chance if you contact Rancho they may have a Christmas deal for you, worth a try.
__________________
http://www.ford-trucks.com/user_gallery/sizeimage.php?&photoid=209298&.jpg
John
Read First FTE Guidelines ULSD Click Here

2003 F-350 Reg Cab 6.0L
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:18 PM
dlibson's Avatar
dlibson dlibson is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lino Lakes, MN
Posts: 11,095
dlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud of
I always use Monroe's myself. Depending on which Monroe you have, they are lifetime warrantied. My preference is the Reflex shock...
__________________
David
2005 F450 6.0 CC XLB DRW. Sinister Coolant Filter, Blue Spring, Straight Piped, Edge Juice Platinum w/attitude!

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:26 PM
firedaniel firedaniel is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
firedaniel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I wonder if I could get them exchanged somewhere? I didnt purchase them they came with the truck...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:36 PM
dlibson's Avatar
dlibson dlibson is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lino Lakes, MN
Posts: 11,095
dlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud ofdlibson has much to be proud of
Some of the parts stores will. The base Monroe-matics don't have the lifetime. The Sensatrac and Reflex do. If you have O'reilly stores around, just ask them if they will. They have for me before.
__________________
David
2005 F450 6.0 CC XLB DRW. Sinister Coolant Filter, Blue Spring, Straight Piped, Edge Juice Platinum w/attitude!

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:39 PM
jedlane8870 jedlane8870 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 44
jedlane8870 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I put bilstein 5100 on my 05 4x4 after putting on the gabriel max shocks and being unhappy with the ride quality
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-03-2011, 10:50 PM
FICMrepair.com FICMrepair.com is online now
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 632
FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.
I like the adjustable feature of my Rancho 9000XL's. I can switch between harshness levels depending on whether I am towing a lot at that moment or not. I didn't spring for the change on the fly from the cab option since I didn't need to change it all that often. The adjustment takes about two minutes start to finish and can be completed without getting under the truck.

They are awesome.

Ed
Ed@ficmrepair.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-04-2011, 12:05 AM
SoCalSuperDuty03's Avatar
SoCalSuperDuty03 SoCalSuperDuty03 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SoCali!!
Posts: 979
SoCalSuperDuty03 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.SoCalSuperDuty03 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by firedaniel View Post
Ive been looking at different shocks for my stock 06 2wd F350. It has Monroe shocks on it when I bought but they are pretty much shot. I doubt I could get the replaced under warranty. Has anyone use Daystar? Saw them on Autozones website. Made in US they seem good just not many reviews. I also saw the Bilsteins and Gabriels. The roads here in TX suck and a pretty rough. I dont want something that rides too rough... Just curious what you guys have done...

Let me know

Thanks
Daniel
For all the lifted trucks I have done over the years, I have used Fox, King and Bilstein (5100, 5150, 7100's), all with excellent success.

On stock height trucks, both 2WD and 4WD, I have used pretty much everything available, Gabriel, Monroe, Rancho, KYB, Old Man Emu (popular with the Super Duty crowd in Australia), and Bilstein 4600 series.

FWIW, The absolute best shock in my experience for the stock height Super Duties, have been the 4600's. In terms of driveability/ride, heavy tire/wheel assembly control over rough areas, and longevity. I have a set on a truck with 102k... on the shocks! And they still work excellent!

The owner is a friend of mine and he still is amazed at the longevity, and how well they work with all those miles on them (I am too really).
__________________
05/12, '03, 05/07 6.0, Torqshift, CC, SB, 4WD, FX4 Sport, Sonic Blue/Grey, 8" Edge lift, six Foxes, Fox damper, 38x15.50x18 Toyo M/T's, Weld Renegades, Detroit Locker, 4.30's, Mag-Hytecs, ARP's, Hypermax HG's, Fluidamper, Spearco IC, MBRP 304, Trans; Converter and SCT tuning by John Wood, Custom Trac Bars, Onboard Air, AMP steps.... lots more
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:41 AM
EODguyJake's Avatar
EODguyJake EODguyJake is offline
Fulltime INFIDEL!
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Down South
Posts: 234
EODguyJake is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5030tinkerer View Post
I like the adjustable feature of my Rancho 9000XL's. I can switch between harshness levels depending on whether I am towing a lot at that moment or not. I didn't spring for the change on the fly from the cab option since I didn't need to change it all that often. The adjustment takes about two minutes start to finish and can be completed without getting under the truck.

They are awesome.

Ed
Ed@ficmrepair.com
x2 on all of this. I hardly ever adjust mine, but being able to mess around and find the setting I'm comfortable with and then just leave them alone is worth the money to me.
__________________
-'15 F-350 6.7L CCSB, SRW, FX4 Lariat
-'04 F-350 6.0L ExCab, shortbed, SRW, FX4 Sport - GONE

Initial success or total failure-EOMFD!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-04-2011, 08:14 AM
2006powerstroke90's Avatar
2006powerstroke90 2006powerstroke90 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,803
2006powerstroke90 has a very good reputation on FTE.2006powerstroke90 has a very good reputation on FTE.2006powerstroke90 has a very good reputation on FTE.2006powerstroke90 has a very good reputation on FTE.
I have Monroe Reflex's on my truck, I just installed all 4 of them....I can tell the difference, but then again I believe my old shocks were never changed I have 211,000 on em
__________________
2006 Ford F350 6-Speed, Aluminum Flat bed, Regular Cab, Blue spring,SRL SCT Tuned, 4 Inch Turbo Back Exhaust, Scan Gauge II, 03 Turbo, EGR delete, 6.4 Banjo Bolts, ARP Head-Studs

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 DBL Cab
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-04-2011, 12:46 PM
firedaniel firedaniel is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
firedaniel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlibson View Post
Some of the parts stores will. The base Monroe-matics don't have the lifetime. The Sensatrac and Reflex do. If you have O'reilly stores around, just ask them if they will. They have for me before.


The ones I have are Monroe Magnums. They are lifetime too...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:30 PM
FICMrepair.com FICMrepair.com is online now
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 632
FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EODguyJake View Post
x2 on all of this. I hardly ever adjust mine, but being able to mess around and find the setting I'm comfortable with and then just leave them alone is worth the money to me.
I didn't mention that point, but wholeheartedly agree. I don't even think that I paid a premium for them since 4wheelparts.com had a special going.

Ed
Ed@ficmrepair.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Ricson's Avatar
Ricson Ricson is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: ct
Posts: 114
Ricson is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a set of 9000XL nice shock the only time i play with adjustments is when I'm towing. I pick them up couple years ago on sale for $299 plus a $100 rebate from Rancho. Pretty reasonable at $50 each.
__________________
Rick 06 F350 XLT 6.0 arp studs, bpd water pump, mbrp cool duals, cts monitor, dieselsite coolant filter, rancho xl9000 shocks, 08 diff cover, schumacher 1.5A maintainer, bct8 beartracker scanner,
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-04-2011, 01:53 PM
FICMrepair.com FICMrepair.com is online now
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 632
FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.FICMrepair.com has a great reputation on FTE.
That sounds like the same deal I hopped onto, Rick. It comes around periodically. The shocks were an incredibly easy install and, combined with the RAS system made all the difference in the stability of the ol' Excursion hooked to a 33' travel trailer.

Ed
Ed@ficmrepair.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-04-2011, 03:39 PM
Smokeispower's Avatar
Smokeispower Smokeispower is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 171
Smokeispower is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have to say that the Bilstein 5100's I installed a few weeks ago are a vast improvement over the stock FX4 option shocks. A much more controlled ride at all times and no more axle hop over bumps while turning. I've used Monroes before on other vehicles but all the positives I heard about Bilstein made me go for them. I'm sure there are others, perhaps it boils down to what's on sale.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 03:39 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2004, 4600, 53, 9000, bilstein, emu, equivalent, f100, f350, ford, man, monroe, rancho, ranger, review, shocks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup