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Old 04-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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Forrester 3011DSF - Surprisingly good Handling : what is stock?

Ok, took delivery on Friday and was absolutely tickled driving back from the dealer (~3 hours). The rig remained stable with big rigs blowing by and didn't wander on rough patches. Wind moved me around a bit but nothing a twitch of the wheel couldn't correct. It is night and day compared to my original 25 Ft Thor. I'm fairly certain the DW will be comfortable driving this rig even though it's 7-8 feet longer. So crawled underneath to see what was there as far as handling equipment and encountered a whole bunch of stock looking parts. So I was wondering if anybody could fill in the blanks here so I know what I'm working with here.

There are front and rear sway bars. Assuming these are stock from Ford? (Old rig didn't have a read sway bar).

The shocks and steering stabilizer are flat black. I've heard rumors that these are bilstiens. Is this true?

Not looking to tweak anything since it's running so well now but I would just like to know what is under there.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Mine handled great from the factory... Never changed anything, kept rear air bags at 55, tires at max cold recommended. Handles like a dream...

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Everything is stock except for the Firestone Ride Rite air bags.
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