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Old 03-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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I am going to put on a new set of shocks on my 2007 Georgetown 373
I'm trying to tighten up the ride
I all ready did the sway bar trick.
My question is witch one would be better
should i buy the Bilstein shocks
or the Koni shocks?
Or is there something better out there
that i haven't heard of.
Thanks in advance for all your input or advice.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I can vouch for the Bilsteins....great performing shock w/ lifetime warranty but don't know how well an application for your GT.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Here is a catalog of gas filled Bilsteins shocks for motrohomes.
You can get an idea what they have.
Hope is helps.
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My Georgetown's 2011 F53 chassis came with following:

Bilstein 1.80" piston Gas-pressurized

Not sure what the older chassis came with, but may be the same. I am pleased with the Bilsteins.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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If you haven't already you should check out the IRV2 website. They are way more technical and mechanical than this site and I've found them to be equally valuable. On that site Koni shocks universally outperform the Bilsteins according to everyone who has tried them. You have to keep in mind that I'm reading the Workhorse Chassis sub-site not the Ford Chassis sub-site. Ford owners can do your own reading. I haven't switched yet cause my stock Bilsteins are okay (with some porpoising) but will replace with Konis for sure when the time comes.
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Thanks to everybody for all the feedback and info.
I think i'll checkout that IRV2 website.
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I am going to put on a new set of shocks on my 2007 Georgetown 373
I'm trying to tighten up the ride
I all ready did the sway bar trick.
My question is witch one would be better
should i buy the Bilstein shocks
or the Koni shocks?
Or is there something better out there
that i haven't heard of.
Thanks in advance for all your input or advice.
jojo bamboo
I added Firestone Air Springs to my 2007 Georgetown, the Bilstein Shocks came standard on the 2006 Chassis that most of the 2007 coaches were built on. The air springs took the rocking out of the coach when a large truck passes by.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply.
I'de like to know more about the "Firestone Air Springs",
How long have you had them on, and what do you think of then now.
Do you just air them up once.
Did you keep the stock bilstein shocks, what did the air springs cost,
did you install them yourself, Are they just on the rear, was it a hassel to install?

The price i got for four Koni shocks is $636.00 to $663.00 I install,
and the four Bilstein are $359.00 to $397.80 I install.
I'm not sure what to do now
Thanks for your input.
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If you haven't already you should check out the IRV2 website. They are way more technical and mechanical than this site and I've found them to be equally valuable.
I have zero technical but that statement might get debated around these parts......
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Thanks for the reply.
I'de like to know more about the "Firestone Air Springs",
How long have you had them on, and what do you think of then now.
Do you just air them up once.
Did you keep the stock bilstein shocks, what did the air springs cost,
did you install them yourself, Are they just on the rear, was it a hassel to install?

The price i got for four Koni shocks is $636.00 to $663.00 I install,
and the four Bilstein are $359.00 to $397.80 I install.
I'm not sure what to do now
Thanks for your input.
2006 Ford F53 Firestone Air Bags, Firestone Air Springs - TruckSpring.com
This is where I bought mine. A good friend of mine and I installed them at my house. I kept the Bilstein Shocks, still have them. Installed them on the front and the rear. It took a few hours but we weren't in any hurry to get them done.
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