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Old 03-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Bilstein HD Shocks

Anyone have any experience wiith these? I just ordered (I know...little late to ask for opinions, right?) a new set front and rear for my 1999 Damon on a Chevrolet P32 Chassis.

I ordered them on line and felt the price was reasonable and included free shipping.

Curious about the impression from anyone who has them installed on their coach.


Thanks!

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I installed them on my 99 Pace Arrow P32 chassis and it was the best upgrade I had ever done to the thing. It improved the handling and ride A TON.
You won't be disappointed, trust me.
For what it's worth, I just ordered a full set for my Discovery. There was an article I read (forgot where) about the shock comparisons and the Bilsteins and Konis were the best riding shocks and there wasn't a noticeable difference between the 2....except the Konis are 3 times more expensive.
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Bilsteins are fantastic. You'll love the upgrade.
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dont throw your old shocks away. The bilsteins have a lifetime warranty.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Anyone have any experience wiith these? I just ordered (I know...little late to ask for opinions, right?) a new set front and rear for my 1999 Damon on a Chevrolet P32 Chassis.

I ordered them on line and felt the price was reasonable and included free shipping.

Curious about the impression from anyone who has them installed on their coach.


Thanks!

I had them installed on my last coach (2001 Holiday Rambler 32' Admiral) and they were GREAT ! According to the brochure for my present coach, they're factory installed...if not, I'll replace with Bilsteins.

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Great shocks

You will not believe that you are driving the same coach. These are great shocks, money well spent.
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Well that me feel alot better! Thank you all for your comments, especially because they were positive and I just spent a few hundred dollars!

Thanks for the input!
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Just put them on my '06 Dip. The difference is pretty impressive. The old ones were Monroes. They were shot!!!
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Well got the new shocks in the mail yesterday...$346.00 including shipping (set of 4) seemed like a reasonable price and they were on my porch six days after the order was placed...getting the M/H out of the barn tomorrow!
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Good Deal

Sounds like a good deal to me, you won't be sorry you made the update. Also remember a job is not well done unless a little blood is shed, so be easy on the knuckles.
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Go to the auto parts store and buy some Mechanix gloves before you start. I use the high impact ones that have the extra padding over the knuckles. I believe they sell them at Lowes also. Don't use any other brand. I learned the hard way.
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Soak the nuts with penetrating oil the day before. You will be glad you did. Don't forget the steering stabilizer too.
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Kudos on your purchase.

Bought mine on sale, $75/ea, free shipping, life of the vehicle warranty, back in '07. Still happy with them.

I think the only complaints you'll hear are about the OEM Bilsteins that the RV manufacturers put on a few model years ago. Those were, as you'd expect, less then 20K mile shocks.
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Well got the new shocks in the mail yesterday...$346.00 including shipping (set of 4) seemed like a reasonable price and they were on my porch six days after the order was placed...getting the M/H out of the barn tomorrow!
Need to get mine replaced soon, can you share where you ordered them from? Thanks!
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