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Shock Related Question

I've decided I'm going to put a set of Bilstein's on the front and back of my '01 XLT Off-Road. After doing this, do I need the front-end realigned or any other work done as a result of the shock installation? I'm asking, because I'll actually be paying someone like GoodYear or Pep Boys to install the shocks and don't want them bull****ing me into work that's not needed.
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I have the same truck as you, and didn't have an alignment after putting my Ranchos on. I can't think of why you would.
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Just bolt on the Bilsteins and go. They won't affect your alignment.
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Thanks. Just out of curiousity, why the Rancho's over the Bilstein's for you?
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Price!!

Rancho's = Popular Name and Cheap Prices
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What about performance? Not performance vs the Bilstein's, but performance vs. the stock shocks on the XLT-Off Road?
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Bilsteins>Stock
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Can someone confirm this is the proper part number(s) for a Bilstein shock on a 2001 XLT Off-Road 4x4?

FRONT BE5-2794
REAR BE5-2795
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Ask shadyluke, he just installed some on his truck.
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I don't know the part numbers but Bilsteins website has them easy to get to. Bob posted the proper numbers too not too long ago. But I highly recommend the Bilstiens.
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I'm sure they'd be pretty easy to find if you searched the site or Biltien's site.
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I've tried many different shocks on my F-350 and found the bilstiens to be the best so I went right to bilstiens for my '03 ranger 2wd. They are so much better than the stock garbage its amazing. I tried the ranchos on several vehicles being that they are made locally, but with further research, they just are not constructed as well and they use the same valving for many different vehicles. All of bilsteins shocks are designed for specific vehicles. Rancho shocks are just monroes top of the line offroad shock, same company.
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Can someone confirm this is the proper part number(s) for a Bilstein shock on a 2001 XLT Off-Road 4x4?

FRONT BE5-2794
REAR BE5-2795

I just checked the Bilstein site per someone's suggestion and noticed the following part numbers availalbe for an '01 Ranger.

FRONT BE5-2794
REAR BE5-2795

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FRONT BE5-2791
REAR BE5-2792

Can anyone confirm which ones I need for my '01 XLT Off-Road 4x4?
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By coincidence, I was looking at this earlier today and wondering which was right.

So I went to the Bilstein site and it says the 2791 and 2792 are for 98+ 2WD XL/XLT and that the 2794 and 2795 are 98+ 4WD, Edge and Trailhead. http://www.bilstein.com/302truckssuvs.pdf

When it comes to Bilstein shocks, I would trust Bilstein's numbers over Summit's.
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OK, thanks. Just wanted to make sure. Looks the 2794/2795 is what I need.
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Summit lists the same part numbers, fwiw.
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Summit lists the same part numbers, fwiw.
Yes they do BUT they also say that all 4 part numbers are for 4x4 applications which is incorrect.
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When I searched, they didn't specify, but the final description does say 4WD. 2791/2792 are for 2WD per Bilstein.com.
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i just replace my stock shocks for monroe sensatracs, i'm very pleased with them...all around replacement cost $220 CAD.
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agh! All this talk about shocks has made me realize I'm back to stock shocks!! Stock is bad haha
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Thanks. Just out of curiousity, why the Rancho's over the Bilstein's for you?
I'll add to this: I have the Rancho RSX and I think they're great. My truck is very controlled and damped both on and off road. I'd consider buying them again for sure.
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OK, one last question before I pull the trigger. I've seen pictures of some application of these shock that have the rubber soft-boot installed and some that have not. Do those rubber boots come with the purchase of the shock or is that extra add-on?
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OK, one last question before I pull the trigger. I've seen pictures of some application of these shock that have the rubber soft-boot installed and some that have not. Do those rubber boots come with the purchase of the shock or is that extra add-on?
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i think they come with yellow boots, or a yellow steel cover like a normal shock.
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