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I figured I'd make a separate thread so other people can have the information I'm about to ask for simply because I forgot.
It's time for shocks, I know I've had bilsteins in the past and simply love them and won't be buying any other accept them. But...

I forgot the part numbers for fronts and rears...
Also where would be the best and lowest place/price to buy them from these days?

Thanks everyone !
 

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I thought there was a lifetime warranty?
 

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I too think there is...
But I'm on my fourth Van, which requires shocks.
 

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Best HD Shocks, over 10K weight
They are both the new Silver color. I always wax them 3x before the install, helps stop the rusting in the first few years. Wax them at least once a year to keep the paint good.

Cheapest price.

Rear 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)


Front 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)


The comfort ride shocks are, don't get these.
Part #:
BE5-H340-H0 / 33-187563 - Fronts
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-E074-H0 (33-176840) rear
 

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Seriously low price!
Thank you again sir.
 

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Actually I just found them on Tirerack for $2.00 less and I trust them...
Part #'s match... Good to go.
Just gotta wait a little more so save the $ :p
 

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good deal Rob,

In the future, start a thread about van maintenance E350, and the Mods won't move it on you. They move stuff around and usually the threads die because we don't see em anymore.

You may want to buy the Polyurethane front sway bar bushings, they help a lot.
 

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good deal Rob,

In the future, start a thread about van maintenance E350, and the Mods won't move it on you. They move stuff around and usually the threads die because we don't see em anymore.

You may want to buy the Polyurethane front sway bar bushings, they help a lot.

Yeah...I can't figure out why this Van specific thread has been moved, the part numbers I requested and you supplied are E series only from my research.

Oh well...

As for the sway bushings, when these go bad I'll do them. Currently they are fine, so I don't want to spend more than nessarry.

But I still want to buy that CPS one day hopefully soon lol
 

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Best HD Shocks, over 10K weight
They are both the new Silver color. I always wax them 3x before the install, helps stop the rusting in the first few years. Wax them at least once a year to keep the paint good.

Cheapest price.

Rear 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)


Front 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)
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My 2008 E-350 6.0L, 50,000 mi has had a spring lift. Rear: Leaf added + other leaves re-bent -> 3" lift. Front: Replaced coils with Tuff Truck HD coils -> 2" lift. The shop that did the work said that much lift would not affect the existing the original Ford shocks, which doesn't seem quite right. I want to spring for Bilsteins, but I have to make sure ($$$$) what they have for the stock van have enough travel. Can anyone help me answer that question?

EDIT: Note that the lift described above is relative to how it sat after in was converted (by Sportsmobile) and grew to 10,000 lbs, so it almost sits like an empty cargo van. See photo at www.lugnutlife.com.
 

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I just did the install on my truck, including the steering stabilizer. Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers had a smoking deal on them including free shipping. The only problem was they were not very good at communicating that the stabilizer was on back order. So I cancelled it and paid $2 more overall to get one from Amazon. Overall, all four shocks and the steering stabilizer were $395 including sales tax. Otherwise, I think they are running $71 for the fronts and $78 for the rears on Amazon, with the stabilizer was just over $94.
 

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Best HD Shocks, over 10K weight
They are both the new Silver color. I always wax them 3x before the install, helps stop the rusting in the first few years. Wax them at least once a year to keep the paint good.

Cheapest price.

Rear 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-E205-H0 (33-176857)


Front 85.80
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)
Bilstein Part Number BE5-H341-H0 (33-187570)


The comfort ride shocks are, don't get these.
Part #:
BE5-H340-H0 / 33-187563 - Fronts
Bilstein Part Number: BE5-E074-H0 (33-176840) rear
Are you suggesting the first ones you mentioned for a better handling but stiffer ride in a 10k lb or less van? I called Bilstein and they say those are more for class C motorhomes, ambulances and contractors around town and not so suited for high speed long distance highway driving.
 
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