Well thats why I said “it may be”...Lol
No, usually guys brag up their new shocks ride quality when they are replacing shocks that are 10 years old. Ofcourse any new shock is going to improve the ride.
But its interesting you find the new Bilstein so superior to a new Motorcraft. Thats a useful comparison.
I had my doubts, but having replaced the brand new OEM shocks on a 2016 F150 because of how much it bounced when empty, with new 5100 shocks and then the truck rode great, I figured, give it a try, can't be any worse. It cost $78 to find out. The OEM shock does have decent pressure and pull but the Bilstien took much more effort to collapse, and the gas charge forces the rod back out, and this is what I believe is making the difference.
It did not correct the wobbles, only a caster change will do that, but it took enough of the impacts out that I no longer feel them in the steering wheel and the truck is more stable on a rough road now, and that is the important part. Others have complained the Bilstien causes a pull to the left due to the gas charge, but I haven't experienced that.
Next year I will get a set of https://8lugtruckgear.com/Carli-For...03sKAVf21E6CM_lx4LvIX_6ZRDkvOTDIaAtDFEALw_wcB and find a shop that knows what they are doing and have them correct the caster.