Bilstein vs Eibach vs FOX 2.0 Rear Shocks

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Just took a pair of bilstein 4600's off a cummins dodge with original 200k on them and they still had a LOT of life left to them. I like fox's, icons, kings, etc. but this is not the first time that i have personally seen "main brand" shocks last this long. And before you ask, this is off my friends hunting truck and not a mall crawler. So yes, these shocks have been abused for a LOT of those miles. Happy i went with 6112/5160, should have a long life to them although i'm reading the tacoma boys who have had these shocks for longer that the hose going to the reservoir can fail. Seems to be faulty or not and not something that typically gives out on the trail though. Bilstein seems to stand by their product and replace.

ALSO, replace the bumpstops! the raptor bump stop makes a huge difference!
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Just a quick note concerning the rear shocks:

When I was researching them, I found that the warranty is much less on the Fox shocks than the Bilstein or Eibachs. Maybe something to consider.

Fox 2.0 shock warranty: 1 year

Eibach Pro truck shock warranty: 1 million miles

Bilstein 5100 shock warranty: Lifetime to original purchaser

I bought the Bilsteins and like many have mentioned, it was a very nice improvement and an easy installation.
 

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I have the Eibach's on the rear and factory on the front with a leveling kit. At 75K I'm just now feeling the need to upgrade the fronts to the Eibach adjustables. I'll probably order their springs and make my own coil overs with my factory hardware....

I have had zero issues with my setup for several years....I do get off-road for hunting in Colorado. Nothing crazy and the Ranger is very capable even with street tires.....
 

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Just a quick note concerning the rear shocks:

When I was researching them, I found that the warranty is much less on the Fox shocks than the Bilstein or Eibachs. Maybe something to consider.

Fox 2.0 shock warranty: 1 year

Eibach Pro truck shock warranty: 1 million miles

Bilstein 5100 shock warranty: Lifetime to original purchaser

I bought the Bilsteins and like many have mentioned, it was a very nice improvement and an easy installation.
The Eibach is most likely set to the original purchaser too. Most companies will do that
 

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I removed the spare for easier access when I did my Fox rear shocks. It was also good practice at accessing the spare in preparation for a flat tire I had a year later :(
When you dropped the spare , was anything greaseable on the hoist assembly ? my last truck had the worst design ever and i vowed not to let it happen again ...
 


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When you dropped the spare , was anything greaseable on the hoist assembly ? my last truck had the worst design ever and i vowed not to let it happen again ...
Dont believe there are any grease zerks but you can always use a penetrating oil followed by WD40
 

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When you dropped the spare , was anything greaseable on the hoist assembly ? my last truck had the worst design ever and i vowed not to let it happen again ...
Not that I noticed, but I didn't particularly look for it either.
 

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The Eibach is most likely set to the original purchaser too. Most companies will do that
Thanks for mentioning that. I just went back and printed off my sales receipt email for my Eibachs to file away.
 

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Same exact thing I did, very happy with look and ride. I did have a problem with the front two and Eibach sent me 2 free struts no questions asked.
 

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Same exact thing I did, very happy with look and ride. I did have a problem with the front two and Eibach sent me 2 free struts no questions asked.
I haven’t done the fronts yet, what problem did you have?
 

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I haven’t done the fronts yet, what problem did you have?
Had then on for about a year and they both leaked fluid. I contacted Eibach. Sent them a few photos and there was a new set in the mail later that day.

I think I was part of the issue that caused the leaking….but Eibach covered them anyway.
 

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I just had my Eibach 2.0 installed today. I haven't had a chance to drive it much as they had my truck most of the day but I could tell a huge difference right away. Especially going over the runoff culverts we have here ( there's a dip before and after them) it seems to firm up much faster. Wish I did these years ago instead of the level kit but live and learn.

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I just had my Eibach 2.0 installed today. I haven't had a chance to drive it much as they had my truck most of the day but I could tell a huge difference right away. Especially going over the runoff culverts we have here ( there's a dip before and after them) it seems to firm up much faster. Wish I did these years ago instead of the level kit but live and learn.

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I know its a bit of a price shock coilovers vs spacers but its worth it. Welcome to the Eibach club! Now if you add UCAs...?
 

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I know its a bit of a price shock coilovers vs spacers but its worth it. Welcome to the Eibach club! Now if you add UCAs...?
Thanks Todd! Not sure about getting UCA's just yet but who knows what'll show up next week. :shock:

The only reason I went spacers at first is that I never keep a vehicle long, usually only 3 years. But with all that's going on now (shortages/delays) and the next Gen Ranger right around the corner I'll be keeping this one at least 2 more years. Plus I made some money selling my Jeep so I figured why not spend some of it on Money Pit. lol Now I can't wait to get off road with it and test them out. Probably won't have a chance until we get to Colorado the beginning of June but it'll be a nice place to test them.
 

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Give them about 500 miles to break in. There are firm but make the truck feel controlled. No more bouncing or brake dive.
Just meesin with you about UCA...but they do make a diference.
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