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Old 04-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Who has upgraded rear shocks?

Just curious as to what you installed and whether you did it yourself? I have installed the Hellwig bar but still would like to reduce the rocking when leaving driveways, etc.

I figure installing shocks should be a basic bolt on with nothing needed other than the basic tools and possibly a torque wrench. Am I missing something?
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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When my mechanic was installing the Hellwig, I had him remove a stock shock to inspect and we were shocked at the play in it. He had Napa Part Number: NS 66414 in stock. (Bilsteins would have taken a day or two to get) They are actually Monroe Gas Matic 60's and made a huge difference, including entering/leaving driveways.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:50 AM   #3
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Was wondering the same thing. Lots of talk on the forum but no real answers. I've got 2 local tire companies looking for shocks, but so far no help. I've been looking at the Bilstein and KONI shocks and struts.

The KONI products carry a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the coach. Definitely has an effect on the cost factor as they are pricey. About $890. for the set front and rear. Just can't seem to make up my mind.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:32 AM   #4
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I assumed the fronts were struts. Anyone know? I guess I could look but its in storage. If they are struts they likely are most of the cost of the set.

In this application, I think the rears are the most important for reducing the rocking.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:29 PM   #5
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More on the subject on these posts:

Timbren suspension enhancement

Hellwig 7254 Rear Sway Bar

I am only going to replaced the rear shocks - Looking at Bilstein 177702's-Will pull the trigger and buy this month when I pull my 2013 Solera s out of storage. Good Luck in your research.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:32 AM   #6
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More on the subject on these posts:

Timbren suspension enhancement

Hellwig 7254 Rear Sway Bar

I am only going to replaced the rear shocks - Looking at Bilstein 177702's-Will pull the trigger and buy this month when I pull my 2013 Solera s out of storage. Good Luck in your research.

Just bought the (2 ea) Bilstein 24-177702 4600 Series 46mm Monotube Rear Shock Absorber at UltraRev.com for
Subtotal:
$189.90
Coupon saving (SAVEBIG):
$9.50
Discounted total:
$180.40
I will pass on the "Sumo's for now.
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Capt Dan, let use know what you think after the install and test.
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Capt Dan, let use know what you think after the install and test.
Hey Mikegjax, I will let you know shortly. They have not shipped as of yet, but will install and be on the road by the EOM.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:23 PM   #9
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Any input from those that know...will the Bilstein 177702 shocks fit our 2015 24R? We are getting mixed info from Bilstein. Anyone try installing the shocks themselves? My husband installed the Hellwig sway bar and is thinking installing the shocks would be similar.
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just installed Bilsteins, Hellwig, and Sumo Springs. one hour and fifteen minutes
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