Replacement Shocks

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  1. Steve Edwards

    Steve Edwards SDD Junior Member

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    I have 1 shock leaking on front left side, and was wondering what replacement to use.
    Should I just replace with standard OEM shocks or something better.
    Are KYB Gas A Just 554347 shocks good shocks. And are the front shocks easy to change while on ground?
     
  2. DaveBen

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    KYBs will be better than stock shocks. Bilstein's are even better but they cost a lot. I am guessing you don't like spending money on your truck, so go with KYBs.
     
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    Bilsteins will make you happy, investing in good shocks is worth the extra bucks
     
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    I have Reflex shocks made by Monroe, pretty decent shocks
     
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    Take a look what's available, deside what you want to spend, see what the reviews are.
     
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    tabdiesel SDD Junior Member

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    Here's the deal, I have Bilstein shocks on my F250. But,any shocks you put on a 3/4 or 1 ton truck won't make a noticeable difference because the spring rate is so stiff.
     
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    Go and buy the Bilstein's and be done with it. They should last the rest of your trucks life.
     
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    Bilsteins WILL make a difference on ANY truck you put them on. It may not be a big difference.
     
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    Bilsteins are very expensive to put on a truck
     
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    I replaced the OEM shocks on my 8000 lb F350 about five years ago with KYB gas shocks. We use this truck to tow a 18,000 lb loaded race trailer throughout the southwest US exclusively. We have never had an issue and the ride is great with or without the trailer hooked up.
     

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