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m455sx
05-29-2012, 08:03 AM
I have towed my 5er 3 times and certain bumps and or humps upset my truck and 5er. It seems my truck has no shocks in the rear and it feels like my rear end is coming off the road. I do have Firestone air bags at 20lbs to keep truck and camper level. I did run a seach in search box but could not find anything. Please let me know the best shocks for towing.

Hastey
05-29-2012, 08:29 AM
I pull with a 2500HD with no issues like that. I have Firestone bags, Gabrel shocks, 10 ply tires that run 80lbs rear/60 front and an additional helper spring that I added but not because of the 5er. I pull backhoe and tractors that far outweigh my 5er at the hitch. Not to mention when you pack 15 to 20 head of beef in a trailer that like to move around.

So since shocks don't support the load, only dampen the bounce, but, that is what stops your load from using your leaf springs like a POGO stick, I would start there.

Also, how fast you cross them bumps can have an effect as well.

westxsrt10
05-29-2012, 09:16 AM
Many of us run Bilstein's. A good choice for you truck is ((BST-HD or Reg. BHD)) LINK (http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=results&selected_model=3785&selected_year=2003)

Take your pick The BST-HD handles more weight than the BHD. I have BHD's w/air bags and they do the job well without a rough ride.

Use the 5% off promo codes. (4 shocks= $284.97 w/ free shipping) If you find a better price let us know!

m455sx
05-29-2012, 11:07 AM
I clicked on link and it gave me way too many choices. Which model # is best for towing.

katkens
05-29-2012, 02:30 PM
I clicked on link and it gave me way too many choices. Which model # is best for towing.

Got mine here,great place to buy from.......http://www.kennedydiesel.com/detail.cfm?ID=286

m455sx
05-30-2012, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the info but that price seems high. If some one can give me the model# of the shock that will be great.

katkens
05-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the info but that price seems high. If some one can give me the model# of the shock that will be great.\

Here is a site with part # http://www.shockwarehouse.com/index.cfm?mode=results&selected_model=3823&selected_year=2004

tmcran
05-30-2012, 05:17 PM
Bilsteins aren't cheap but are very good shocks.

westxsrt10
05-30-2012, 05:49 PM
I clicked on link and it gave me way too many choices. Which model # is best for towing.
OK I'll make the choice for you:rolleyes:......'2012 Ford F-450 6.7L Diesel'

Sumo
05-30-2012, 06:33 PM
I order Bilsteins for my DuraMax from these guys. I liked the price and they shipped out of Utah.

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/shocks_bilstein_5100_series.html

TXTiger
05-30-2012, 06:44 PM
I agree with westxsrt10, however I went with a 2012 Ford F-350 6.7L turbo diesel, FX4 with the 5th wheel package and have no problem hauling a Cyclone 4014.

Sandpirate69
05-30-2012, 07:16 PM
I will stick to my Duramax Dually :cool: . Not trying to pick fight, just my flavor :p

mmomega
05-31-2012, 11:28 PM
I initially put the Bilstein 5100 series shocks on my truck but I've since changed to Rancho RS5000XL shocks.
Personally I like them better for my truck and I have 9 levels of adjustment to tailor them even more.

The stock leaf springs, hard compound tires and high air pressure are the main reasons for the jarring ride.