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So anal I had to get matching colors for the grill and wheels, but the Eibach have great reviews.... I love the yellow 4600 bilstein for towing, my preference and have had them on my last f150 and all my diesels, but yellow would not look too good under the truck. Thought of the bilstein 5100, not a fan of the chrome look.... so the reviews and looks of these got my vote.

Dang Friday build, my truck had 7 miles on it when I purchased it a few months ago, looks like the boys at the factory go in a hurry...
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But when finished, they look great under the rear!!!!!.Perfect color match to all the other grey on the truck!

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Give an update, they perform great so far.... towing test will happen in a couple of weeks....... Look great, themed right and so far happy camper!
 

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They look very nice and I suspect they’d be a great shock. Now go an get some fender well liners. You’ll not regret having them.
I was actually thinking about that the other day....... on the list of things to get...
 

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You still want fender liners. They will stop so much garbage from ending up under that truck. Not to mention they simply look better when looking at the vehicle in profile and not being able to see through the other side.
 

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I like the fact of not having to drill holes...less likely to have a rust problem

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Agreed, no holes need to be drilled using the factory Ford liners and I believe this to be true with Husky’s product as well. It’s literally a 30 minute job tops using the Ford product.

By the way, when I bought mine I went out online and found the best price I could find. I walked into my dealership and showed them the price. They beat it and no freight. I think mine cost right around $100.
 

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No drilling whatsoever.

Mine has Ford
Hers has Husky

Mine did require a little cutting to get clearance on the DSC adjusters on the 2.5 shocks.

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I think the Huskies actually have a little more coverage. (if my memory is correct)

They extend a bit lower.

I'm in my truck today and will be parked next to hers later.

I'll take some comparison pics and post them up.

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My mind is still intact!

My truck shows the liner barely extending below the fastener and actually right about the height of the upper shock bolt.

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The Huskies clearly extend another 4-5" down. That probably explains the extra effort to get them shoved in the hole and the fasteners to line up. But if that extra coverage is what you desire, it's a no brainer


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I went with the pro-trucks all the way around on my 13 Limited. I just did them 4 days ago so not much experience with them yet. Overall impression so far is that they are a sportier version of the factory shocks while still retaining the comfort I liked with the factory shocks but are much more composed and slightly firmer than the factory ones. Big pot holes are still a big shock to the truck while driving but after it, the truck recovers so much faster. Railroad tracks and washboard bumps it soaks them up and you don’t notice them much at all. Stopping the truck doesn’t dive as far. Cornering I believe is better but it’s hard to tell with both hellwig swaybars front and back and the back on the stiffest setting. In all I’m super happy with them and wished they had come factory. The fronts were a pain and a half to get out of the lower control arms. Whatever ford engineer decided to box the lower shock mount in needs to be hanged.
 

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No drilling whatsoever.

Mine has Ford
Hers has Husky

Mine did require a little cutting to get clearance on the DSC adjusters on the 2.5 shocks.

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I had to notch my factory ford liners for my air bags too.
 

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I went with the pro-trucks all the way around on my 13 Limited. I just did them 4 days ago so not much experience with them yet. Overall impression so far is that they are a sportier version of the factory shocks while still retaining the comfort I liked with the factory shocks but are much more composed and slightly firmer than the factory ones. Big pot holes are still a big shock to the truck while driving but after it, the truck recovers so much faster. Railroad tracks and washboard bumps it soaks them up and you don’t notice them much at all. Stopping the truck doesn’t dive as far. Cornering I believe is better but it’s hard to tell with both hellwig swaybars front and back and the back on the stiffest setting. In all I’m super happy with them and wished they had come factory. The fronts were a pain and a half to get out of the lower control arms. Whatever ford engineer decided to box the lower shock mount in needs to be hanged.

That is a far assessment..... from my experience too. I will say I think the bilsteins either the 4600's or the 5100's are a better option for towing and off road over the Eibachs...... I have ran the 4600's on my last two trucks and was very happy with them...... I went with the Eibachs for the look (anal) to match the truck and the road handling reviews.....
 
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