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Old 05-03-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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I know this should have been beat to death but I am still new to this site. What are the best shocks for 3010DS, Koni or bilstens.?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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I have Bilsteins in the front with their steering damper and Gas Adjust Konis in the rear with air bags. Good handling and not a bad ride. But that's to my taste.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:38 AM   #3
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:54 AM   #4
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Bilstiens all around and a steering stabilizer for our 2250 . Now,repair the roads !
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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personal choice I went with Koni fsd

They are an improvement over the Ford supplied shocks. Somewhat softer entering a turn. I noticed kind of like a delayed reaction initially. I like them but not enough driving time to give a definite answer yet. I installed Helwig sway bars front and rear shortly after the shocks. Trip to Maine in a few weeks will give me my answer.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
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Bilstein HD front and rear on our 3010. Major difference especially entering and exiting bridges. I also did the Helwig sway bars, safe t plus steering stabilizer and Henderson rear trac bar. I think Iím done with driving improvements!
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:50 AM   #7
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Most shock threads mention the Bilstein or Konis. Per thread mentioned above I went with the Koni and am really happy. I have a smaller, 27 ft Forester, and it handles pretty well. Biggest improvement was the ride and sway. With 3000+ miles now, the Koniís eliminated the harshness. Still feel the bumps and countless potholes, but it doesnít rattle the camper as much. I wish I had upgraded sooner. DW is happy too, so happy camper!
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