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These the right Bilstein Shocks?

I am ordering new shocks and was wondering if these are the ones I need. The front part# is B46-2794-H0 and the rear part# is BE5-2816-H0

I have done a search but could not find a straight answer!

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Also where is the best place to order them from?
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Which ones you gettin? 5100's?
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Yeah... guess I'm not really sure what your going for. I did a search on Bilstein's site and here's the part # for 2004 4x2 Rangers:

Front #: F4-BE5-2791-H0
Rear #: F4-BE5-2792-H0

Not sure if you are going for something else. Just entered 2004 Ford Ranger in their search.

http://www.bilstein.com/mistore/ymm_...pany_id=100484

And as for ordering them, I think the cheapest I found them was through Napa. I think I went through a vendor on R-F cause it was like $5 more or something and I'd rather support R-F then Napa, but I don't really remember too be honest. I can look it up if you want me too.
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Yeah I got those part numbers from Bilsteins website for 2wd lifted edge.
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Which ones you gettin? 5100's?
Yeah I am getting the 5100's
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From what I hear the 'OEM' Bilsteins packaged on the LII and early FX4's are "better". There is a thread on ORR.
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I just read the opposite in a thread on here. I dont know the ones on Bilstiens website are for a lifted Ranger so I am probably going with those.
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^^Yea....it belive those are correct for your ride. On Bilstein's site, there's an asterisk, that leads to it saying "3" spindle lift".
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I just read the opposite in a thread on here.
Interesting.. got a linky?

Pardon my ignorance here.. but what difference would a spindle lift make on shock app? The suspension travel is exactly the same as stock, isn't it? So you wouldn't need or want a shock w/ a different travel length. The only thing that you might want different is valving.. maybe. What am I missing?
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Interesting.. got a linky?

Pardon my ignorance here.. but what difference would a spindle lift make on shock app? The suspension travel is exactly the same as stock, isn't it? So you wouldn't need or want a shock w/ a different travel length. The only thing that you might want different is valving.. maybe. What am I missing?
the front shock is the same size but you would want a longer read shock to match the amount of rear lift... im having a hard time finding a definitive answer on which ones i need to get for the rear since im still running stock length rear shocks with 4 inches of lift
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these are the rear ones that I have on mine with 6" of lift, they are the same ones used with the rcd kit

Rear Shocks:

Part #F4-BE5-A092-T5

Extended length is 29.7”

Collapsed length is 17.9”
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Interesting.. got a linky?

Pardon my ignorance here.. but what difference would a spindle lift make on shock app? The suspension travel is exactly the same as stock, isn't it? So you wouldn't need or want a shock w/ a different travel length. The only thing that you might want different is valving.. maybe. What am I missing?
I will have to find it. I read that the shocks on the FX2 are just dressed up shocks basically. Dont know how true that is and whatnot so dont go on my word.
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Thanks guys I am ordering them in the morning.
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bilstien does not make a drop in shock for the lifted edge front, trust me, i fought with ORW for a month over it. go with a fox 2.0 6.5" with the eylet to pin conversion bracket and call it a day. in the rear go bilstien 5125
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According to Bilstien and their suppliers they make one SPECIFICALLY for the EDGE.
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i have one bilstien rear shock ill sell ya... my other shocks should come in tomorrow so i wont be using it anyways...
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These are the part# from the tech

Front: BE5-E675-H0 (For a Chevy Suburban)
Rear: BE5-6216-H5
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I'm getting a price for you right now
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Alright I will be back in about 15 minutes
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the front shock is the same size but you would want a longer read shock to match the amount of rear lift...
.. more ignorance ..

What is the lift technique ya'll use for the rear? I thought it was blocks, just like stock Edge/4x4's (incl. mine). If it is blocks.. how are you getting more travel? Aren't you just relocating the shock & spring mounts?

I could understand how a longer rear could be more desirable.. but still don't see the requirement. I would figure you'd want Edge/4x4 compatible parts.
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I will have to find it. I read that the shocks on the FX2 are just dressed up shocks basically. Dont know how true that is and whatnot so dont go on my word.
What is an FX2?!
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What is an FX2?!
I meant FX4. The FX2 is only a F150 I think.



BTW- I talked to Alon on the phone yesterday and got my shocks ordered (for a great price) and they will be here sometime next week!
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I've never heard of an FX2.. I know they have an FX4 package for the F150's as well. IIRC that package came w/ Rancho shocks.

The '02 FX4 and '03+ FX4 LII Ranger package was the only one w/ Bilsteins. I'd be surprised to learn that they are just repainted, off the shelf Ford parts or something. They sure do ride right.

I've also heard that the fact that the '02 Ranger FX4 package had such cool goodies, better goodies than the F150 FX4 package did, that Ford decided to 'upgrade' the package name to 'FX4 Level II' in an (lame, IMHO) attempt to differentiate the packages.
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Here is an FX2 F150 I LOVE THESE!!!

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.. more ignorance ..

What is the lift technique ya'll use for the rear? I thought it was blocks, just like stock Edge/4x4's (incl. mine). If it is blocks.. how are you getting more travel? Aren't you just relocating the shock & spring mounts?

I could understand how a longer rear could be more desirable.. but still don't see the requirement. I would figure you'd want Edge/4x4 compatible parts.
i have taller springs... thats why i need a longer shock
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