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Old 09-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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I would like to change all four shocks on the coach to make a smoother ride. Can anybody give me some advice on brand or has anyone done this to their coach yet, and have you notice any different after you change them. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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Dutch as new as your coach is I don't think shocks are going to give you a softer ride. The factory doesn't use great shocks to begin with and any of the good shocks will be stiffer. Got to remember this is a truck, for a smoother softer ride you would need to have a coach with air ride which you will not find in a gasser.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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at 4000 miles i took off the stock bilsteins and replaced them with KONI FSD shocks. not cheap (shocks are about $200 a piece installed) but the ride is SUBSTANTIALLY better.

worth it, IMHO
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:25 PM   #4
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Willingtonpaul what year is your rig? Did it take the rocking out and make it smoother down the highway?
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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Willingtonpaul what year is your rig? Did it take the rocking out and make it smoother down the highway?
my rig is in my signature...it's a '14 XL...

the shocks won't take out the rocking...they make the ride smoother over rough roads...particularly the chatter and rattle you get in the dash and front windows. changing over to the shocks too almost all of that out except on the very worst of roads.

the front and rear road master sway bar upgrades made a huge difference on with the top heavy feel and the effect of a broadside or quartering wind....they are 1.75" thick (stock is 1.5"), use a poly bushing that is lubed (vs. rubber that wears on the stock ones), and the rear one connects the rear springs to the frame and is used in conjunction with the stock one, so you get two sway bars in the back vs. one.

if you can swing the $$$, the road master sway bars are awesome. ain't cheap (do it yourself for say $1500 or so, i paid a shop $2100 to do it for me). but worth it IMHO.
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Thank you very much for the very informative information. It is great to hear when something works for the money. I did the CHF and that made a big difference.
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Thank you very much for the very informative information. It is great to hear when something works for the money. I did the CHF and that made a big difference.

No problem. IMHO these two mods take it to the next level.
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