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Old 06-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #15
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I just replaced the OEM factory Bilsteins on my 11 year old coach with new Monroes in March/April.

Just got back from an 1800 mile trip with lots of experience on the new shocks.

WOW what a difference! The new shocks dampen the sway and help so much more than just the bumpiness of the road.

So much better. Much better priced. I am not a Koni or Bilstein customer, but I have lots of experience with Monroes in the past and highly recommend them!

I'm so glad I replaced mine with Monroes!

Ford V-10 Chassis Bilstein or Monroe Shocks?

I had the Kelderman Air Suspension System put on a year ago. The front end package, in addition to the air bags, includes changing out the OEM Bilsteins for the Monroe Gas Magnum shocks. The package also includes new multi-leaf variable rate front springs and a heavier duty front trac bar.

Evidently Kelderman is convinced that the Monroe's are much better than the Bilsteins. I think they are better but because I had the whole package put on at the same time I can't separate out how much the Monroe's contributed to the better ride. The ride is definitely better and the Monroe's had a lot to do with it.

The Kelderman front end setup on our 2011 F53 chassis:
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Looks like you're packing urethane bushings on the springs also.
I know that in a few cases - like installing those in A-arms of cars, that the resulting ride was a bit "harsh" - but they're probably fine on those big lea springs...
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What?!?!?! No CHF?!?!?!?
Probably doesn't need it now that he's got all that equipment on there!
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What?!?!?! No CHF?!?!?!?
I need to finalize up my sway bar calculations. I will probably go with an option that will provide more sway bar stiffness than the CHF does.
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Probably doesn't need it now that he's got all that equipment on there!
Chuckle.....yep with all equipment under there I may need more air bags!
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