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I need to replace the shocks on my '99 dually. Put their blue/yellow OEM version on my '97 years ago and been happy with them. Was curious about putting the 5100 series shocks on the new truck.

Have no experience with the 5100, and was curious how they compare. Don't off-road, but we have some seriously chitty highways around here, and need good quality shocks to dampen things. The stockers are wore out now, and getting some annoying body roll.

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I think the 5100's are meant for lifted trucks only. I have Bilsteins on my dually and love them, just the regular blue and yellow ones.

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I wish Fox made shocks for Dodge ...

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i have 5100s on my ford and i like them. i know a lot of ford guys do as well. if you can get the right size them you will like them.

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I think the 5100's are meant for lifted trucks only.
Listed for 0-2" lift. Just not sure how they ride compared to each other....

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Listed for 0-2" lift. Just not sure how they ride compared to each other....
Thanks. I was confused then. I think I may get them for my LBZ then. I have also wanted to compare the ride.

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They are priced about the same.

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I run the 5100's on my 24v. I like them, but they are kinda stiff. On the small pot holes and stuff they kinda bounce a bit, but off road, or at speed, they are pretty nice.
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Their OEMs are stiffer as well. Sounds like they are fairly similar in performance.

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'93 W350 CC, LE, 5spd, HTT modded H1C, 4" DE

Sold- '99 3500 Q/C, SO CTD, 4x4, 5spd.

Traded off- '97 3500 C/C, 4x4, CTD

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