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Old 04-30-2021, 12:54 PM   #1
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I need help on shocks and am a little stumped on what to get. I have a 2017 F250 XLT with FX4 package. The truck has a leveling kit on the front end. I have seen Fox and Bilstein recommended several places, but am unsure on which way to go and if I need something other than OEM replacement size parts. With the leveling kit will I need longer front shocks? Any suggestion on brand / model? This is an everyday driver and doesn't see much 'rough' off-road use.
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:35 PM   #4
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My bilstein setup is great. Their steering stabilizer was a major upgrade on my rig


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Old 04-30-2021, 04:37 PM   #5
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I put the Carli Commuter on my F250 and I absolutely love it.
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:39 PM   #6
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:27 PM   #7
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:21 PM   #8
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Let me piggie back off OP post, with a ready lift leveling kit...will stock replacement shocks work, or do you need a 2-2.5" shocks? Pretty sure is the 2-2.5" but just wanted to ask
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:21 PM   #9
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I have fox 2.0s on my truck they are good off and in the road but ride stiff.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:22 PM   #10
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Fox 2.0s on mine, been very happy with them.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:45 PM   #11
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Ordered the 5100s based off the recs here and a few other places. Letís hope theyíll make a difference!


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Old 04-30-2021, 08:48 PM   #12
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I need help on shocks and am a little stumped on what to get. I have a 2017 F250 XLT with FX4 package. The truck has a leveling kit on the front end. I have seen Fox and Bilstein recommended several places, but am unsure on which way to go and if I need something other than OEM replacement size parts. With the leveling kit will I need longer front shocks? Any suggestion on brand / model? This is an everyday driver and doesn't see much 'rough' off-road use.
I've had the Bilstein 5160's on my truck for around 2 months now....I've hauled with them back and forth to Comstock and been on washboard roads....they are pretty awesome and changed the way my truck handles for the better...2015 Ram 2500.

I had the Fox 2.0s all the way around and they were all 4 leaking oil when I took them off. I've recommended them before but I would retract it if possible and go with these.Name:  Screenshot_20210430-204334_Chrome.jpg
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:18 PM   #13
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Well this post got expensive... been wanting to chance the factory ranchos for awhile, just needed some inspiration!
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:28 PM   #14
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I’m in need of the same, thanks for posting op.
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Old 04-30-2021, 10:36 PM   #15
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Well this post got expensive... been wanting to chance the factory ranchos for awhile, just needed some inspiration!
Where did you order from?
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:14 PM   #16
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Let me piggie back off OP post, with a ready lift leveling kit...will stock replacement shocks work, or do you need a 2-2.5" shocks? Pretty sure is the 2-2.5" but just wanted to ask
Your stock ones will topping out, get the shocks for 2" lift.

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Old 05-01-2021, 12:42 PM   #17
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https://www.stage3motorsports.com/

Iíve bought a lot of stuff from them in the past with good results
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Old 05-01-2021, 03:14 PM   #18
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How many miles do you have on that 2017? I drive the same thing.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:32 AM   #19
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How many miles do you have on that 2017? I drive the same thing.

I have right at 50,000 on mine. I got new tires a while back and the ride went from rough to feeling like I was riding in a covered wagon. Finally figured out I had a busted shock on the front drivers side. If itís not this that is causing the rough ride itís a bad set of Coopers.


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Old 05-02-2021, 11:50 AM   #20
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Old 05-02-2021, 03:27 PM   #21
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All the forum guys eat breath and bleed the Fox shocks. I've been trying to decide between those and Bilsteins as well. Have 80k on my factory Ranchos and one is squeeking like a bluejay at 5am on a Saturday.


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Old 05-03-2021, 04:14 AM   #22
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Look at your front shocks where the mount on the bottom. The ready lift kits come with a shock extender so that you keep your factory shocks.
It should be a lot cleaner black piece of metal. If you have that then you need stock shocks, or take the shock extender off when you buy new shocks for a 2.5-3" lifted truck

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Old 05-04-2021, 02:05 PM   #23
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:36 PM   #24
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bilsteinlifts.com where I bought mine.
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:11 PM   #25
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Fox 2.0s have been pretty lackluster for me.. I've got 5160s on my F250 currently. Kings next.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:37 PM   #26
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Fox 2.0s have been pretty lackluster for me.. I've got 5160s on my F250 currently. Kings next.
Same bud, I was ready to drop 2500 on the Kings..but I wanted to give these 5160s a try and so far so good but hasn't been that long.

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Old 05-04-2021, 08:45 PM   #28
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Iím leaning toward the Bilsteins when I need new ones. Had Fox on my last truck and they started leaking really bad. Was not impressed at all.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:19 PM   #29
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Same bud, I was ready to drop 2500 on the Kings..but I wanted to give these 5160s a try and so far so good but hasn't been that long.

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I've been wondering if the 60s are worth the price over the 00s. Sounds like you've been happy with them.


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Yes I am very pleased with them, they make the truck feel much more stable and handle well. They were like 750 for all 4 of the 5160s.

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Old 05-05-2021, 08:32 AM   #31
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Iím leaning toward the Bilsteins when I need new ones. Had Fox on my last truck and they started leaking really bad. Was not impressed at all.
I think FOX QC has gone down hill. I've probably had a dozen sets of Foxes (2.0, 2.5,3.0) in the last decade and the last two sets i've had were terrible with almost no miles on them.
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I think FOX QC has gone down hill. I've probably had a dozen sets of Foxes (2.0, 2.5,3.0) in the last decade and the last two sets i've had were terrible with almost no miles on them.
I called Thuren and talked to him a while back about the Fox shocks....he said people love to see that Fox decal on the shocks and they were nothing special besides branding. I was still excited to try them but like I said, tried them and wont again.

I tried to find someone to rebuild the ones I have but guess there aren't many shops that do.

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I called Thuren and talked to him a while back about the Fox shocks....he said people love to see that Fox decal on the shocks and they were nothing special besides branding. I was still excited to try them but like I said, tried them and wont again.

I tried to find someone to rebuild the ones I have but guess there aren't many shops that do.

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Depending on your location I know a few shops that do.. However, if they are just 2.0s I wouldn't waste my time.
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Did you have tire interference so you mounted reservoir to frame?
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Did you have tire interference so you mounted reservoir to frame?
Yes sir, mounted to frame. The instructions said to do it a little different but worked good the way we did it.

I was running a 35x13.50x20 but now I put stock wheels on it with 265x70x20's.

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Depending on your location I know a few shops that do.. However, if they are just 2.0s I wouldn't waste my time.
Agreed. They are 2.0s.

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Old 05-05-2021, 09:38 AM   #37
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I have the fox 2.0's I think.

Only for 6 months but no complaints. Looks like I should have some though in the future according to comments
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