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F250 TD --Front Shocks....What do you recommend??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by HULK2184, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. HULK2184

    HULK2184 Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a 95 f250 7.3 turbo diesel and am using a 8ft boss vee, looking for new shocks.. Looking for something HD so my front wont sag with the plow. Not sure where to really start but i thought maybe some input on what you have or had that worked well.. Thanks for your help

    Chase
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    shocks wont help with sag. get air bags. an add a leaf will help too, but not recomended with the crap TTB dana 50 front end the F250 has.
     
  3. HULK2184

    HULK2184 Member
    Messages: 77

    lol.... why are they junk, just out of curiosity.
     
  4. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have tried lots of shocks over time and never ever noticed a bit of difference in ride quality, handling or any of the other claims those companies make. That is until I tried Bilstein Shocks as some of the pros from this site recommended. Although my F250 will always ride like a truck (thank God!) the handling and responsiveness and overall ride quality in noticeably improved. They made a big noticeable difference! My only complaint is the color. They are an ugly yellow with a teal blue boot so they look kinda funny in the wheel well. I should have taken a can of black paint but didn't...
     
  5. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Shocks absorb the motion of the spring. They do nothing to hold the vehicle up whatsoever. You need stronger springs for your application.
     
  6. Toolin Customs

    Toolin Customs Member
    from Md
    Messages: 48

    The TTB front ends can be real mess with alot of weight up there. I changed a few to a Dana 60. best thing that I ever did . And a pretty easy swap. If you intend on keeping that truck for a while, Its something you owe to yourself to look into.