Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2022, 01:48 PM   #1
mkk
Eight Point
 
mkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brazoria County
Default F350 shocks

Time for some new front shocks.

Truck is stock, no lift or leveling kit running BFG 275/85/18

A friend put some Bilstiens 5100s on his F350 and said the ride got really stiff

Thanks
Mike


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
mkk is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:14 PM   #2
WyoBull
Ten Point
 
WyoBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Wyoming
Hunt In: Wyoming
Default

I have the same truck and still running the stock shocks but have some friends who swear by the Rancho 9000's because they are adjustable.
I will look at them when I replace mine.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
WyoBull is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:25 PM   #3
deep n the heat
Ten Point
 
deep n the heat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tomball
Default

I've used the Bilsteins on mine and thought it improved the ride
deep n the heat is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:26 PM   #4
Hardware
Ten Point
 
Hardware's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Brazoria County
Hunt In: Texas, Western US & Argentina
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deep n the heat View Post
I've used the Bilsteins on mine and thought it improved the ride
Agree with this comment.
Hardware is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:26 PM   #5
cj7zrcool
Pope & Young
 
cj7zrcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springtown
Hunt In: Atoka County OK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkk View Post
Time for some new front shocks.

Truck is stock, no lift or leveling kit running BFG 275/85/18

A friend put some Bilstiens 5100s on his F350 and said the ride got really stiff

Thanks
Mike
You can put any conventional shock you want on an F350 and it's still going to be stiff. I put Bilstein 5100s on mine a few months ago plus a Bilstein steering stabilizer and it rides considerably better than it did on OEMs.
cj7zrcool is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:29 PM   #6
dclifton
Pope & Young
 
dclifton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lindale Tx
Hunt In: Lindale Tx, Crowell Tx, pearsall Tx
Default

Bilstein's is the way to go.
dclifton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:42 PM   #7
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston & Young County
Hunt In: Young County & Anywhere A Duck Flies!
Default

Always had good luck with bilstein or rancho. I believe the shocks on the fx 4 package on fords are rancho's.
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 02:50 PM   #8
RWB
Ten Point
 
RWB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Magnolia
Hunt In: Leon County
Default

Bilsteins the way to go. It's a ford not going to be smooth no matter what.
RWB is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 03:52 PM   #9
mkk
Eight Point
 
mkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brazoria County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cj7zrcool View Post
You can put any conventional shock you want on an F350 and it's still going to be stiff. I put Bilstein 5100s on mine a few months ago plus a Bilstein steering stabilizer and it rides considerably better than it did on OEMs.

All the way around or just the front?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
mkk is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 04:01 PM   #10
WItoTX
Pope & Young
 
WItoTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Hunt In: Wisconsin, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho
Default

Just put Bilsteins on mine (250) about a month ago and really like them so far. The ride has improved immensely, especially pulling our camper. I had Rancho's which only made it about 30-40k before 3 of 4 went bad. Stock shocks made it more than 100k.
WItoTX is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 04:15 PM   #11
Fordnandez
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Round Rock, TX
Hunt In: Rocksprings, TX
Default

I put 5100's on my F250 and my ride quality improved but my stock ones were completely wore out so I am sure any shock would have helped my situation.
Fordnandez is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 07:47 PM   #12
30-30
Pope & Young
 
30-30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Hopkins County
Default

I put maxed-out 5100s on the front of my F150 and noticed no negative change to the ride quality. Would highly recommend.
30-30 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2022, 09:53 PM   #13
Texans42
Ten Point
 
Texans42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: High plains
Default

Fox 2.0

I’ve smoked rears blisteins 5100 under 10k on wash board roads and a trailer. Literally where smoking with oil leaking out. Same road same trailer no issues with 2.0.
Texans42 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 07:56 AM   #14
Les
Administrator
 
Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Baytown
Hunt In: Frio County
Default

I have a 2012 F350. I replaced the stock shocks with Blisteins 2 years ago. To me, it did not improve the ride..
Attached Images
 
__________________
Lesto!!
Les is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 08:04 AM   #15
lwelch70
Ten Point
 
lwelch70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Default

I put Bilstein 5100s and a steering stabilizer on my F250 about 8 months ago. All good so far. It won't be night and day difference, but there's no shock out there (in the consumer/affordable range) that will be. They're all fairly close to one another in performance but the difference will be longevity. I've heard nightmares about Fox - and also nightmares about Bilstein. Probably all comes down to how the truck is used.

Also - for the biggest ride difference look into doing silicone body mounts (S&S makes some). I put these on my truck and it was a major noticeable difference. Stock ones weren't completely roasted yet either. They're not cheap. But worth it.
lwelch70 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 08:27 AM   #16
cj7zrcool
Pope & Young
 
cj7zrcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springtown
Hunt In: Atoka County OK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkk View Post
All the way around or just the front?
All 4 corners
cj7zrcool is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 10:08 AM   #17
Bucknaked
Ten Point
 
Bucknaked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Hallettsville
Hunt In: Lavaca , Edwards & Gillespie counties
Default

I’ve tried to use bilsteins- they ride rough and create more road noise in doing so! I don’t follow the crowd when it comes to item’s like this!
Bucknaked is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 10:26 AM   #18
RMW
Pope & Young
 
RMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Burr
Hunt In: Down South
Default

Stock ride super smooth in the new f250s and 350s, ride so smooth not sure how you can improve on this
RMW is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 10:31 AM   #19
hog_down
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Default

What year truck, OP?
hog_down is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-23-2022, 10:56 AM   #20
Bucknaked
Ten Point
 
Bucknaked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Hallettsville
Hunt In: Lavaca , Edwards & Gillespie counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMW View Post
Stock ride super smooth in the new f250s and 350s, ride so smooth not sure how you can improve on this
You canít ! The bilsteins have a longer life and thatís all they have to offer. Iíll take replacing with stock over the horrible ride and extra road noise any day!

Most of the arguments are from people that have replaced their old worn out shocks with bilsteins - of course the ride would feel better

I tried them on my 06 250 and I bumped my head and went with them again on my 16 350- unhappy both times. I recently got shamed on TBH when I was looking for replacement shocks for our 16 suburban and fell into the trap yet AGAIN. our suburban rides horribly now and with a lot more road noise! It wonít happen again. But this is just my opinion after going to them on 3 vehicles.
Bucknaked is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com