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leak.. shock.. 67k - 05 4x4 Screw- replacements?

So truck has 67k on it..
I just got back from local ford dealer from getting tires rotated and lube/oil/filter.. Well they let me know I need a new air filter.. Which I didn't do cause I'm gunna go K&N..
And I need the front left shock replaced..

He hasn't heard of the shocks going that soon on the truck and apparently they aren't covered under my extended warranty..
I didn't argue since I have the leveling kit on it..

Well I priced it out.. roughly 200 bucks..

so My question is..
What would be a light upgrade?.. possibly the same price?
Also.. Does anyone know if the BaseCare warranty does cover the shocks? Or am I right since the leveling kit is there.. it voids it.. ?

I don't offroad the truck.. mainly highway driving.. I just want a shock that won't be hurt due to being extended by the leveling kit..

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Why not look into a set of Bilstiens IMO much better than stock shocks there is a thread here on where to get them here http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/showt...light=bilstien

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So the HD series are cheaper?
or the 5100 series?

Which are more of a factory replacement install?

Also when I go to www.bilstein.com and look up 05 F150 XLT it only lists the HD shocks?
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Irish FX4 just put on the 5100's and alpine just put on some as well I know they love em', I have 5100's on my truck as well and no complaints either, I think in your application those would be the ticket, I doubt you would be dissapointed

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Okay.. So i did research.. since the other topic seems a bit unclear..

the HD series shocks are for standard height only
the 5100 Series are for 0-2" or 6" lifts.. so I would need the 5100 series due to the leveling kit..
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Sorry I was a little unclear on this one my bad, the 5100's on the 04 + F 150 front shock applications are adjustable so you can use the shock as your leveling kit


In-case you are wondering this is how I would describe the 5100's The ride is great. you may think you would have a stiff harsh ride but its not. It is stiffer but I wouldn't say harsher. I know it seems weird to say that. But the shocks handle and smooth out the small bumps and pot holes well and they also improve handling and cornering greatly maybe Irish fx4 or alpine will chime in and help out further

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Sorry I was a little unclear on this one my bad, the 5100's on the 04 + F 150 front shock applications are adjustable so you can use the shock as your leveling kit


In-case you are wondering this is how I would describe the 5100's The ride is great. you may think you would have a stiff harsh ride but its not. It is stiffer but I wouldn't say harsher. I know it seems weird to say that. But the shocks handle and smooth out the small bumps and pot holes well and they also improve handling and cornering greatly maybe Irish fx4 or alpine will chime in and help out further
???

Well I understand what your saying about the ride quality about the 5100 series shocks..
Now do I need them though because I have a leveling kit?
I don't need to raise the front any further because it will be way too much strain on the balljoints..

As for the HD series.. are they only a factory replacement for factory ride height?

Still unsure what the differences between the 2 are..
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IF it were my truck and it needed shocks I would put in the 5100 bilstien's and take out the leveling kit and just adjust the front shocks to level it out

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Yea I'll ask about getting replaced under warranty.. Worth a shot.. The truck is a highway queen.. lol
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???

Well I understand what your saying about the ride quality about the 5100 series shocks..
Now do I need them though because I have a leveling kit?
I don't need to raise the front any further because it will be way too much strain on the balljoints..

As for the HD series.. are they only a factory replacement for factory ride height?

Still unsure what the differences between the 2 are..
Yes the HD's are for a stock suspension or at most maybe a rear shackle kit.
If you are at all lifted go with 5100's. You are better off using shocks for a lifted truck and compressing them than to use stock shocks and stretching them. I hope this helps.
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