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Old 03-07-2015, 11:20 AM   #291
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To Still Kickin - I only replaced the rear shocks - Bilstein 177702. I was amazed by how easily I could compress the original shocks. I'd weighed my Solera when I first bought it. The front axle weight was 3,840 lbs and the rear was 6,360 lbs. The RV always had a nice plush ride. It was the excessive rocking I found distressing. Since so much of the weight is on the rear and the center of gravity likely higher than the chassis was originally designed to carry, I thought I'd start on the rear.

Also, to FIVE2MH - I too find myself buying more stuff in pursuing a perfect RV ... today I've ordered Sumo helper springs which I didn't know existed until I started reading about sway bars on this Forum.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:31 PM   #292
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still need approval

Was the Hellwig approved?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:12 AM   #293
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Not sure if they will ever give us a response.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:21 AM   #294
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Not sure if they will ever give us a response.

Ok thanks. I guess that will be on my list.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:21 AM   #295
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I'm a bit north and east of Tacoma, WA so if you're undecided about installing these upgraded parts on your Sprinter based Solera or Forester, I'd be willing to let you test drive mine. Two driveway departures and a mile or two on the highway would be all you'd need. I would have liked to do that but I figured I could always return the parts if they didn't meet my expectations.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #296
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We are just back after having the Hellwig sway bar installed. I followed my husband in the motorhome; and, when we got home and he got out of the car there was a big smile on his face. He was impressed. We will be out with it on the highway when we head over to Tampa for the Rally on Mar. 19 , to test it out further. We'll see how it goes, MiataHoarder, and maybe we'll follow your lead on the shocks, too. 😊
Next is getting it into the MBS dealer to check out the soft brakes.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:58 AM   #297
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Just took the RV for a 400+ mile trip with the Helwig sway bar. Like many previous posters, it does make a very positive difference. Happy to say, not a snap, crackle, pop even a clunk.
Much improvement in overall handling even though I thought the original handling was fine.

1. Reduces substantially buffet from large trucks when traveling behind.

2. Reduces substantially big truck push when they are passing.

3. Better crosswind stability.

4. Better cornering

5. Better recovery when crossing rough thresholds.

Well worth the minimal investment.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:32 PM   #298
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I will be installing my Hellwig sway bar tomorrow. Next will be the Bilstein shocks.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:35 AM   #299
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Where are you all buying the Bilstein shocks online? Just got some extra $$$$ and am ready for this mod. Should help improve the ride along with the Hellwig sway bar!!! Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-07-2015, 09:59 AM   #300
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This site posts in the F150 forums, looks like they do good business: Total Automotive Performance | Auto Parts and Accessories | Shocks | Mufflers | LED Lights .
Use this coupon code F150FORUM


I would love a set of Bilstein shocks, but they aren't compatible with 2014 F150.
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