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Old 12-08-2018, 05:58 PM
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Thank you.. everything I seemed able to find was for a 5" lift.. bad search terms or something.. again, thanks.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:29 PM
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New shocks needed - can't find full set from Fox or Bilstein, suggestions?

I also need new shocks but am having problems finding a set from Fox or Bilstein with OEM ride height. I am not too keen on Ranchos, but this is based on my experience with two other FX4 trucks. Half my driving is down moderately rough dirt roads that become treacherous with some precipitation (desert clay - other concern with Ranchos is the clay will work its way into the adjustment ****). Does anyone have other information on Fox/Bilsteins' availability (see list below)? Other considerations? (still would consider Ranchos if they can stand up to the 50% off-road driving and other brands i've come across but have no information on - KYB and Skyjacker). I would happily trade firmness/better on-road handling for a smoother/softer off-road ride.

Bilstein B8 5100 Series-Rear only 2"+lift
Bilstein B6 4600 - Front only, OEM height
FOX 2.0 Performance Series Smooth Body IFP Shocks - Front only, 2"+

Thx in advance.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:18 PM
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Bilstein still hasnít gotten their act together and offered a rear shock for our trucks. You can buy some for a 2016 and swap out the bushings.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:14 PM
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Bilstein still hasnít gotten their act together and offered a rear shock for our trucks. You can buy some for a 2016 and swap out the bushings.
im confused as to why these shock manufacturers are so off base. Every other truck i see here in houston is a 17+ superduty. I have a 2 wheel drive and i cant find a set of 4. Its like rancho makes a front but not a rear, and bilstein makes a rear shock but has no front application. Not even monroe makes a set of 4. Shimmy shocks? Fuggetaboudiit....,,,,just dont make no sense....
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:21 PM
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I'm with you. This truck is in it's 3rd model year and it seems that no-one besides Rancho and few never heard of brands makes a set of shocks for OEM height, stupidest ***** i've seen in a while.

I've put about 23K miles on my truck and it now skates when ever it hits washboards, plus a rock severely dented one of my rears. (base shocks, no FX4). It's total BS that I can't find a solid shock absorber (I've read too many issues with the Ranchos adjustment ring).
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:28 PM
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thanks.

how hard is it to remove and reinstall the bushing? i assume you do it to both ends. are mounting points the same distance apart (16'- vs. 17+)? i may have to go this route.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:41 PM
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From the Fox website, OEM height for F250 4x4::

​​​​​​PERFORMANCE SERIES 2.0 SMOOTH BODY IFP SHOCK Front 4WD 0-1.5" 985-24-154 $139.95

​​​​​​PERFORMANCE SERIES 2.0 SMOOTH BODY IFP SHOCK Rear 4WD 0-1" 985-24-151 $139.95

I had the Rancho 9000XLs on my 2015 for a brief time before I traded it and was not impressed. On the set I bought the little adjuster ***** were a beast to turn, even after removing and lubricating them. And the welds that held the eyes onto the bodies were tiny and just looked weak. I just installed the Foxes last weekend on my 2018 and could not be happier.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Imadentguy View Post

im confused as to why these shock manufacturers are so off base. Every other truck i see here in houston is a 17+ superduty. I have a 2 wheel drive and i cant find a set of 4. Its like rancho makes a front but not a rear, and bilstein makes a rear shock but has no front application. Not even monroe makes a set of 4. Shimmy shocks? Fuggetaboudiit....,,,,just dont make no sense....

Front: RS999042
Rear: RS999047A

These are for a 2018 F-250 4wd 6.7L at stock height.

Joseph lake
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TXKR View Post
From the Fox website, OEM height for F250 4x4::

​​​​​​PERFORMANCE SERIES 2.0 SMOOTH BODY IFP SHOCK Front 4WD 0-1.5" 985-24-154 $139.95

​​​​​​PERFORMANCE SERIES 2.0 SMOOTH BODY IFP SHOCK Rear 4WD 0-1" 985-24-151 $139.95

I had the Rancho 9000XLs on my 2015 for a brief time before I traded it and was not impressed. On the set I bought the little adjuster ***** were a beast to turn, even after removing and lubricating them. And the welds that held the eyes onto the bodies were tiny and just looked weak. I just installed the Foxes last weekend on my 2018 and could not be happier.
Thanks. Weird that many of the online retailers don't list it. Found them at Stage3. Have you gone on any rough or off road with them? Curious as to how they compare with stock - stiffer, softer, rebound? I did install the Fox steering stabilizer and have been very happy with it.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by undl8r View Post
Thanks. Weird that many of the online retailers don't list it. Found them at Stage3. Have you gone on any rough or off road with them? Curious as to how they compare with stock - stiffer, softer, rebound? I did install the Fox steering stabilizer and have been very happy with it.

Tire Rack sells them with no tax and free shipping for $139.95 each. I have not used them offroad but I can already tell they will perform well. They are quick to suppress the rebound, but are not harsh. If I had to put a number on it for reference, I'd say the truck is 20-25% stiffer with the Foxes over stock.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Maximus216 View Post
Front: RS999042
Rear: RS999047A

These are for a 2018 F-250 4wd 6.7L at stock height.

Joseph lake
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1-734-384-7804 M-F 8:30am-5:30pm EST
Thank you sir i greatly appreciate it.... but i have a 17 6.2 2wd :-(
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Imadentguy View Post

Thank you sir i greatly appreciate it.... but i have a 17 6.2 2wd :-(
Suggest you maybe put that in your signature line so folks know which truck you own. The settings are in the User CP under Edit Signature.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:58 PM
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Suggest you maybe put that in your signature line so folks know which truck you own. The settings are in the User CP under Edit Signature.
cool thank you. Ill give it a shot.
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:41 AM
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I just received my Rancho 9000 xl's . I like the adjustability and warranty . Hope to get them installed over Christmas break .
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RONMCHUGH View Post
I just received my Rancho 9000 xl's . I like the adjustability and warranty . Hope to get them installed over Christmas break .
Got them yesterday . Already removed adjustment **** and put a little lithium grease , I also got them clearcoated . Probably not necessary for my location , but it can't hurt !



 

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