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bilstein socks

i see you guys always mention bilsteins when it comes to shocks. so out of curiosity i thought i would see how much the 5100s cost... $100 a peice! my pro comps are half that! is it worth it? why are they so much? im interested in getting some but i mean theres just other stuff i can do with $400 while going with a cheapo shock like i did when i got these pro comps. which arent great but arent horrible. but i was just wondering....
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hmmmm thats embarrassing. spelled shocks wrong haha
im gonna hear some crap for that.
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i just got all 4 shocks for 225 dollars. they are bilsteins
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i just got all 4 shocks for 225 dollars. they are bilsteins
where from?
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I didn't know bilstein made socks! lol

The 5100's for my F150 were around $380 for all four, and definitely worth it.
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I didn't know bilstein made socks! lol

The 5100's for my F150 were around $380 for all four, and definitely worth it.
haha yeah, i didnt notice i spelled that wrong till i posted it. oh well. it should get some attention lol

but what makes them so great? do they make a big difference in how it rides or what? because i truck rides pretty rough.
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dont you mean allsocks.com?
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I paid $100 new on Craigslist for the set of 4 factory Level II Bilsteins on my truck. They ride so much better than anything else that I have run. Why? I have no idea, but I'm assuming Ford/Bilstein just did more work on the valving than a factory or cheap replacement shock.
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EPIC! lol.. those are some EXPENSIVE Socks! lol.. must be made of egiptian cotton..
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ill take the credit for the idea! lol
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I just like the way they are valved. I had Bilstein HD's on my 98 ranger and liked them too. They seemed to hold up better than friends with cheaper pro-comp's, rubicon express, etc.
The ride is still firm, but you shouldn't get any repetitive bounce when you hit bumps and whatnot, they handling ends up being much better because they help keep the tires on the road.

The best my ranger ever handled was with new Bilsteins and disconnected sway bars. Silky smooth
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Socks so bad *** they have valving!
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Socks so bad *** they have valving!
Adjustable socks for varying terrain?
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Adjustable socks for varying terrain?
Hell yah! For when you need that extra rebound when running!

Ok im done lol.
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