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Shock help HELP ASAP

OK im in need of some help ASAP. I have no front shocks... I just got two tubes with a rod, and some valves. The oil is gone the mechanic (would trust him with my life) told me my shocks are fuked. So i figure it's BILSTEIN time what is the Model number for the front tubes used on the FX4's and on the rear (might as well replace them). But I got a question too will this be an impovement in terms of handling and ride quality. I dont want to feel every bump in the rode, nor do i want my handling to suffer since i still kick Civics asses on the weekends for ****s and giggles.
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it will be an improvement all the way around.

i think these are right
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The part numbers I have for the FX4 Level II Bilstein shocks are:
Front 3L5Z 18124 NA
Rear 1L5Z 18124 HA
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ok thanks i gotta get these *****es on order
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may as well order real bilstiens, the ford ones are nothing but ford shocks with a bilstien logo, they are NOT the same as bilstiens you buy off the shelf.
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i dont think they make bilstiens that fit our trucks? i thought it required some modifications.
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im pretty sure they do, i remember once i called them and got the part numbers
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alright, well maybe im thinking of the 5100s? i bet i am.
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probably, i dont remember, haha
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may as well order real bilstiens, the ford ones are nothing but ford shocks with a bilstien logo, they are NOT the same as bilstiens you buy off the shelf.
I agree. Which is why Ford sells them for thirty something bucks and the real Bilsteins are $65-70. No way Ford is going to sell the real Bilsteins that cheap.
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i dont think they make bilstiens that fit our trucks? i thought it required some modifications.
Yes they do. Here's a website that has them (scroll down the page a bit and you get the info for the Ranger):

http://www.proamauto.com/page15bd38.htm

The same part numbers fit the 04 Ranger also. These are the Bilstein company's part numbers, not the numbers of the ones Ford sells.
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ok thanks i gotta get these *****es on order
It sounds like you need them ASAP. I'd call the auto parts stores in your city and see if any of them carries them for your truck.
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Yeah when i go over a railroad track you can hear the metal scrapeing and here are the models i need for my STOCK no lift, or lowered. I need to put these on order then give them a warning of mods, which is their specialty.

Front: BE5-2794
Rear: BE5-2795
Complete Set: BE5-2794/2795 $ 259.80 Set
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i ordered them i get them on Friday after work. $400 for everything including lifetime warranty.

Next Mod/Issue to tackle: Exhaust
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