Suspension suggestion

Suspension suggestion

This is a discussion on Suspension suggestion within the F150 Ecoboost Suspension forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; Hi guys, I have a 2012 FX4 3.5 Ecoboost with 120 000km on it. I would like to change my suspension in the next 3 ...

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    Suspension suggestion

    Hi guys, I have a 2012 FX4 3.5 Ecoboost with 120 000km on it. I would like to change my suspension in the next 3 months. I have a Heavy Metal Suspension 2" Front & 1.5" Lift Leveling kit, still running on OEM suspension. What could be my best choice for next suspension ??

    Is Bilstein 5100 2" lift and removing the Heavy metal kit could be good or keeping the leveling kit and go with bilstein ..


    Any other brand keeping leveling kit (ie rancho) would be good with the leveling kit ?

    Running almost on road sometime offroading on 35" KO2


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    Bilstein 5100's would be my choice for mild off-roading or fox 2.0 for heavy off-roading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
    Bilstein 5100's would be my choice for mild off-roading or fox 2.0 for heavy off-roading
    Agree these are probably the most reliable shocks.
    In case you decide to switch to a taller lift kit you can check out available options here:
    You will find bilsteins and fox shocks there too. We are a vendor on this forum so if you would like to inquire about prices and available discounts just let me know or email to [email protected]

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    Just received my I obvioulsy need ball joints and sway bar links......... PUNT!!!! I did get the rears installe din about 30 minutes. I already notice a little difference with just those replaced

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    The 5100’s by on their own do not require ball joint replacement. If you use the 5100’s and a spacer you’ll likely be looking at upper control arms. Really like my Bilstein’s for whatever that’s worth.
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