Installing Bilstein Shocks:

Installing Bilstein Shocks:

This is a discussion on Installing Bilstein Shocks: within the F150 Ecoboost Suspension forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; I am thinking of installing Bilstein's B6 -4600 on my F-150. The truck is stock except for a Helwig rear stabilizer. After doing some checking ...

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    Installing Bilstein Shocks:

    I am thinking of installing Bilstein's B6 -4600 on my F-150. The truck is stock except for a Helwig rear stabilizer. After doing some checking the price for installing the front shocks is approx. $100.00 higher than the rear, is it that much harder to install the front? I have installed shocks before, but that was 50 years ago, have things changed that much? Any input would be most helpful. I use the truck mostly as my daily driver, but do about 7000 miles a year pulling our 30ft. Avion. Are the selected shocks worth the investment or just put stock shocks back on it? 2013 XLT super crew, 6 1/2 box, max tow, 3.73 rear end. 8000lbs loaded trailer wt. Thanks again for all input. gps

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    Your looking at doing a strut replacement on the front not a shock. A little more work than unbolt, replace, retighten.

    If you're mechanically inclined it's not that hard. You need a spring compressor, and I undid the lower ball joint and anti-sway bar to pull mine out.
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