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ford shock towers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    I search for a little bit and found some info but what shocks are you running on your ford shock towers and if you like them or not
     
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    14" travel Bilstien 5100's
     
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    13.5" travel Doestech 8403 ($34/ea at Summit Racing)
     
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    14" travel Bilstien 5100's

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    Me too! Great ride! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Doestech 8403 ($34/ea at Summit Racing)

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    Me too, or at least i will be after this weekend /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. Bhintz

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    13.5" travel Doestech 8403 ($34/ea at Summit Racing)

    [/ QUOTE ]how do they ride, and you guys with the 5100's how much did they run you, if you dont mind
     
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    Are we talking about 99+ superduty shock towers? How long of a shock would I need if running 4 inch lift with the Ford towers?
     
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    I'm running 12" travel Gabrials, G63438 from Autozone.
     
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    no, these are like 1980 f250 shock towers.

    I run DT8403s with mine as well and totally dig em.

    j
     
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    What is the overall length of those, Jek?
     
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    pro comp es9000s overall length is 32" with 4" lift on sale at summit buy 3 get 1 free /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    14" travel Bilstien 5100's

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    Me too! Great ride! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Im thinkinh about Bilstein when I get my lift. How are they for flex and durability? Thanks
     
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    That's like asking how is a turkey for thanksgiving dinner.
     
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    That's like asking how is a turkey for thanksgiving dinner.

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    Some people dont eat turkey? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Well in this case, we eat [darn] turkey.
     
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    How many other people run the flexy and durable shocks by bilstien? Is the high price worth it?
     
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    I run 14 inch 5150's up front @ something like $99.00 a pop but I think they handle great both on and off-road. I honestly could not believe how smooth the ride was. Very happy! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think they ride nice.

    Extended length is 32". collapsed is 18.5"

    Doetsch data
     
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    pro comp es9000s overall length is 32" with 4" lift on sale at summit buy 3 get 1 free /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]do you like the ride of those or are they stiff and Tim how do yours ride
     
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    My 5100 ran about $70 at jackit.com Bilsteins ave VERY durable.

    Nick
     

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