Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension Discuss your wheels, tires, brakes & suspension topics here.

Forum sponsored by: Discount Tire

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

I have a 2007 F350 PSD CC LWB with 67,000 miles on it. Lately it sees to
bounce alot more when hitting road bumps. I really notice it more in the back of the truck. I'm thinking it may be time for new shocks. Should I go with bilsteins over Fords. Also is there much difference in the ride with the bilstein shocks.
Are they easy to install for someone who has nerver done it before. I am some what mechanically inclined. Is there anything I should know or look out
for when doing it. Any help would be appreciated.
johncamtravel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
Sportscraft's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,182
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
From what I am reading the answer is a big YES! Everyone who has switched over loves them, and I plan on doing the mod myself. The 5100's seems to be the consensus (versus the stock HD). I had a 96 Ford way back when the the ride got so bad we where about to ditch it. But then I thought about the shocks (first truck I had long enough to need replacing). I replaced them with Edelbrocks and the ride/handling was amazing. I was surprised at the difference a few little shocks could make on such a large vehicle.

2017 F450 Lariat Ultimate
Sportscraft is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 07:45 PM
Senior Member
fordsforever73's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern BC, Canada
Posts: 2,330
My Photos: (24)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I recently installed a set of HD series Bilstein's on my '05 Dually. What an amazing difference over the factory "Rancho" shocks. Much smoother and firmer ride. The only negative I can say is the way the front ones are mounted on the top side. The factory shocks use two wrenches to easily remove/install them, where as the Bilsteins use an allen wrench with one regular wrench. The allen head bolt can be a pain to get to. I ended up cutting one allen wrench to make it a bit easier.

2005 F-350 CC, LB, 4x4, Dually, 6.0 Powerstroke, Torqueshift, 4:10 Gears. Gooseneck and rear pull hitches. "Truck Covers USA" roll up aluminum tonneau cover. Putco Boss Running Boards. Aluminum finned diff covers. Bilstein HD shocks. ProComp steering stabilizer. XRF ball joints. NC Hornet CCV mod. RCD egr delete kit. AirDog fuel system. Strictly Diesel's regulated fuel and coolant return lines kits. Amsoil oil bypass (by NUC Motorsports) and homebuilt coolant bypass kits. CFM intake elbow. ARP head studs with factory gaskets and all upgrades. FICM by Ed with Atlas 40 tune, DC Power 185 amp alternator, MBRP 304SS "Cool Dual" exhaust system. SCT Livewire tuner with pyrometer. Autometer 'A' pillar gauges (Boost/Trans temp/Pyrometer/Fuel Pressure). 850 CCA Motorcraft Batteries. Using Rotella T-6 synthetic oil. Upgraded degas tank and cap. Hayes deep aluminum trans pan. GoGo Diesel modified direct clutch solenoid. Retro Solutions HID head and fog lights. High idle mod. Jimmi-Jammers. +More.
fordsforever73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 05:19 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 263
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the Bilstein 5100s on my EX and would highly recommend them. My only complaint is the exterior finish and how fast it oxidizes.

2002 Excursion Limited 7.3L PSD, Auto, 4x4, 35x12.50-17 Mickey Thompson ATZ, Blue Gold, AFE Stage II with ProGuard7, MBRP 4" stainless, DP tuner (hi idle, stock, 40, 60, 80, 120), Adrenaline HPOP, Coolant Filter, Amsoil bypass filter, Ford rear sway bar, 6 1/2" spring arch.

2000 BMW 540i, 6 speed, sport package, daily driver.
jnyost is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the replies.

I just got the bilsteins installed today. What a complete difference. It's a
world of difference from the Ford stock shocks. I now world recommend the bilsteins myself.
johncamtravel is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Diesel Forum - > Other Topics > Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Forum - forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome