We're planning on doing
It's not as simple as Fox vs. Bilstein. These are very different shocks. You should buy a shock for your use and budget. There many quality brands but some need service.
Unless you're off roading all the time or one starts leaking your probably good till about 40k...
Ford is not doing rebuilds. Even the biggest of dealerships is probably outsourcing it. We work with some shops now doing this. Even King will outsource sometimes. We have had them send us customers directly, because of there backlog.
Customer bought them used, and is just doing due diligence, which is pretty smart. You never know what your getting. I believe it was only supposed to be 10-15k on them. Based on fluid on the rears, yes he could have lasted a lot longer. But again, No knowledge of how they were used prior. So...
They are both Eibach springs, and both use a 550 spring. Ford uses a 16" spring, vs Fox uses a 14" spring.
I work for Shock Surplus. I was trying to just make this educational, not trying to sell anyone anything. We do Shock rebuilds as well, so feel free to ask any questions about that...
We're actually doing the facts and letting you see the difference between these two Ranger 2.0 Shocks. Are they same?
Not even close!
Left: Ford Performance 2.0
Right: Fox Performance Series 2.0
Left: Fox Performance Series 2.0
Right: Ford Performance 2.0
Here's also a sneak...
Looks like this has happened quite a few times. Someone at Fox installed the wrong top hat. Give Fox a call Monday and they will send you new mounts. 800-FOX-SHOX
As stated, pretty much anything will be a improvement.
However to find tune, how are you using your truck, and what are your expectations?
A good Fox, Bilstein, or Eibach set will run you about $1100 to $1200. Reusing your factory springs you can save some money by going to a...