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I like bilsteins, 5100s are very very nice. The ranchos are less "refined" and don't offer the same level of control and road holding that the 4600s I have do (I tried both XL9000s and these), the ranchos are manually valving adjustable though opposed to the bilsteins doing this automatically for the vehicle they were designed for giving you the ability to firm the hell out of the ranchos for off road or heavy hauling. Overall I like the bilsteins better though, much more commanding feel on road and quite good off it.
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There's pros and cons to both. The Bilsteins provide better adjustability which is definitely nice to have if you decide to add a lift down the road and want to level it out or simply want to change your height. The con is that they require the stock strut to be disassembled and then reassembled on the Bilsteins which requires a spring compressor. The Rancho's are the opposite. They don't provide any height adjustability so you're stuck with the height they're at however the come as a complete assembly that can just be throw on the truck. Easier for the average truck owner.
Personally I think the Bilsteins are also a better shock than the Ranchos and will give you a better ride. So overall I'd recommend the Bilsteins as well.
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There's pros and cons to both. The Bilsteins provide better adjustability which is definitely nice to have if you decide to add a lift down the road and want to level it out or simply want to change your height. The con is that they require the stock strut to be disassembled and then reassembled on the Bilsteins which requires a spring compressor. The Rancho's are the opposite. They don't provide any height adjustability so you're stuck with the height they're at however the come as a complete assembly that can just be throw on the truck. Easier for the average truck owner.
Personally I think the Bilsteins are also a better shock than the Ranchos and will give you a better ride. So overall I'd recommend the Bilsteins as well.
My bad! I forgot that's how it works on 4th gens! It totally skipped my mind that the shock is in the strut, I'm too used to dealing with torsion bars......
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The Bilsteins are also monotube which dissipates heat much better than twin tubes. The Ranchos are twin tubes like the oem shocks. They will wear out much faster than the Bilsteins.
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