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Old 08-09-2013, 02:33 AM
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Question 2002 F250 Super Duty Shocks

Hey there guys!

I have a 2002 F250 and recently I have been getting a lot of wheel hop in the rear end only, and I had the tires Balanced and the hop still hasn't gone away?
Its mainly only doing it from about 40-50 MPH, and around 65-70 MPH. 65-70 isn't too bad, but 40-50 gets pretty bouncy and is pretty bad!! The tires also 315/75/16
BF Goodrich A/T's that only have maybe 5000 miles on them! So the tread is still pretty dang good on them, and the PSI in each tire I have at about 38-40 PSI.
If you go to my Garage on my profile, you'll be able to get all the info on my Ride & how she's setup!

Anyone be able to tell me if it could possibly be that my rear shocks are shot? Because I do believe that it could cause the wheel hop correct?

Also... I was wondering if maybe we could get some opinions on which shocks everyone likes the best? Right now I have Edelbrock's on the front and rear, but I was wondering if maybe there was a better brand for my Pickup?

Feel free to throw in your input guys! Thanks
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Pull off the shocks, if you can easily compress them by hand they are done. Bilstein 5100's get my vote with a lifetime warranty.
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Pull off the shocks, if you can easily compress them by hand they are done. Bilstein 5100's get my vote with a lifetime warranty.
The only problem is that Bilstein has not been honoring the warranty. One member had his shocks overheat and melt when driving down a washboard road while hauling a camper. Bilstein said they would not honor the warranty due to "extreme offroading".

I'd go with the Ranchos.
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One report doesn't mean ALL complaints are being denied warranty coverage. Be realistic.
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Man Redford do you have a personal vendetta against Bilstein, that was one instance, there are a lot of happy people that have Bilstein. They are well regarded in the industry.

I'm sure can find a lot of unhappy people that own Ranchos.

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One report doesn't mean ALL complaints are being denied warranty coverage. Be realistic.
Nope, I point it out to make the OP aware that the shocks destroyed themselves in what I would consider normal use, and that Bilstein would not honor the warranty.

Read the thread, decide for yourself.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/12...k-failure.html
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Id go with ranchos also. No complaints with my 7000 series
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SO we are supposed to hold a company to their warranty when hauling a TRUCK CAMPER???

LMAO...I knew there was more to this story.
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Well when you design a shock for a truck, most people would figure you would design it to handle a load..which is what trucks are for...

Im done with this discussion already
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Man Redford do you have a personal vendetta against Bilstein, that was one instance, there are a lot of happy people that have Bilstein. They are well regarded in the industry.

I'm sure can find a lot of unhappy people that own Ranchos.
No, but I will point out instances where a company has not honored their warranty, especially when the part failed when used in what I would consider "normal use". Putting a camper on a pickup and driving down a washboard road is not extreme.
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SO we are supposed to hold a company to their warranty when hauling a TRUCK CAMPER???

LMAO...I knew there was more to this story.
Yes, that is normal use for a truck.
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We disagree about "normal use" I agree it's not extreme. Good luck with your warranty claims in the future.
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Yeah I have been hearing a bunch of good things about both of them brands! I have been calling around and getting some prices on different brands today.

I know if I take the shocks off and compress them they are shot though Heavyassualt. I just rarely ever have time to do so due to my work schedule, and then when I do have a day off.. I usually try to spend it with my Wife because we rarely ever get to go out and do stuff too because of our work schedules. I was just kinda hoping to get someones opinion on if they think that's what causing it, without having to go out in the driveway and remove the parts unless Im going to be replacing them, ya know?

My Father also has a 2002 E250 4x4 Econoline Van and he told me to just buy Monroe Shocks for it. He said that's what he just put on his van and he said Id get the same quality as the Bilsteins but they will cost like 50-60$ per shock vs the $200 per shock for Bilsteins!

I've rode in my Dads Van recently and I must say, its a pretty smooth ride, I just have never even heard of them before? So Im not sure how reliable they are and whatnot. But I don't really do too much Hauling with my truck, and its certainly not a Mudding truck lol! I usually use it for a daily driver and maybe take it down to the river every once in a while to do some fishing! I maybe pull a trailer with my truck 2-3 times a year if that though lol! (Im just not a car person) I'd rather drive a truck with some nuts over a car or Toyota anyday!
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I agree with redford....hauling is what is truck is made to do....I would stay away from Bilstein...I love my skyjacker nitro 8000's and i haul very heavy and never had a problem....half the price of Bilstein for a nitrogen shock that works great!
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Bilstien 5100's on my truck. So far very happy. For me it was a toss between them and the rancho 9000 shocks. Btw rancho and monroe are owned by same folks. Rancho shocks are supposidly better but a lot of the shocks are avalible in either brand.
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