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  1. #1
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    Default F150 Suspension Upgrades

    I have a 2019 F150 and tow a 2018 Moomba Mojo.

    Tow the vehicle has been no problem.

    My shocks however have worn out already.

    Looking to improve these over stock and make my towing experience better.

    I知 not looking to lift my truck the goal is improve my towing.

    Thanks for any help.

    I want to start with shocks first, As this mos my
    Current need.
    2018 Moomba MOJO
    4100lbs. ENZO's, Center Tank, IBS
    680lbs. Lead Wake
    Raptor 400
    Surf Prop: OJ 945
    2019 Ford F150 FX4
    5.0L V8

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    sure there are lot of replies and opinions. I replaced all 4 on my old '00 f150 heavy half. I used the generic autozone replacements and put 10 years and thousands of miles both empty and towing on them. they worked good. truck had some squat but not as much as most with the 3/4ton undercarriage.

    did quite a bit of research on my old '16 silverado to level it out. never ended up doing it but most everyone I came across suggested bilstein 4600's stock or 5100's lifted as a replacement.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  3. #3
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    sandm is right.
    The Napa, Autozone shock are typically Monroe generics and actually work well.
    Rancho are always too stiff and don't last in salt conditions of the north.
    Bilsteins are great the 4600 (yellow) are a good factory upgrade. The 5100 (silver) are mainly for lifted but you can get stock sizes. They like a little preload and will tow great but a little stiff when unloaded.
    A rear sway bar would be a great upgrade to balance your towing better and help stabilize the rear putting less lateral stress on your rear shocks. It is not cheap but it was a big difference on my 1 ton.
    2015 Moomba Mojo Surf Edition
    4,000lbs
    Manual Flow

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    Timbrens. I put them on my tundra for towing. Definitely helps with keeping from bottoming.


    2022 SA 450
    2020 SA 450 Wife calls it White Cloud. Said it makes her feel "Classy"
    2017 Sanger V215sx. We call it Viagra because it's the little blue pill that gets everyone up (Sold)

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    I researched all the shock options pretty hard. Landed on Bilstein but they were super back ordered. So decided on Fox which are American made. I like them but they are stiff. If you want a truck to ride like a truck lol take a look at Fox.


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    2017 Supra SA

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2in2out View Post
    Timbrens. I put them on my tundra for towing. Definitely helps with keeping from bottoming.


    2022 SA 450

    Yes sir, Timbren progressive bump stops are the way to go!!
    2018 Supra SA400 aka The Ron Burgandy
    2011 Sea-Doo Wake 155
    2015 Mojo Surf, sold...2013 Axis A22 Recon Edition, sold...2010 Axis A22, sold...2007 Maxum 1800sr3, sold

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    I used AirLift helper airbags on my F150 when hauling regularly.
    2022 Moomba Mondo

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    I知 not lifting the truck. I really don稚 care how it rides when not towing as long as it痴 safe and not bouncing around on the highway. I値l take a look at the timbrens also. Been looking at the 5100. I値l see what fox has to offer.
    2018 Moomba MOJO
    4100lbs. ENZO's, Center Tank, IBS
    680lbs. Lead Wake
    Raptor 400
    Surf Prop: OJ 945
    2019 Ford F150 FX4
    5.0L V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSurfer321 View Post
    I used AirLift helper airbags on my F150 when hauling regularly.
    I put on the helper bags as well, 2013 F150 with Max Tow option. I pulled my 21 Mojo from Georgia to Texas with no issues and around 40-50psi in the bags. They keep the truck level and smooth, while still allowing you to have a "smooth" ride when unloaded.
    2021 Moomba Mojo - Lake Buchanan, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnr4817 View Post
    I’m not lifting the truck. I really don’t care how it rides when not towing as long as it’s safe and not bouncing around on the highway. I’ll take a look at the timbrens also. Been looking at the 5100. I’ll see what fox has to offer.
    Air Bags in the rear are your best bet.
    The tongue weight on the mojo is likely higher than your truck is rated for (different discussion I wont' bother with it now) but adding air bags in the rear will stiffen the rear up and eliminate the squat and the pogo stick effect that's causing your shocks to go bad so quickly. It's not a function of new shocks.

    https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/59570/
    2020 Supra SA

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