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Old 09-16-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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About how many year and or miles can you expect to get out of a standard set of shock absorbers on a Class A diesel pusher?
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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About 50 thousand normal miles (what ever normal might mean)...is the factor that most of us start looking at suspension part replacement. I will pull my sway bar bushings too at that time and look at them...if dry rotted I replace.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #3
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I do not know. We have 96,000 miles on our shocks.
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I'd say 50,000 is a good number. Switched mine out @ 50,000 from Bilstien to Koni. Drives like a new rig again. I would highly recommend Koni shocks.
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I have 75,000 on mine and they seem ok yet. I've been wondering too, but there probably is no pat answer. One of the roads I drove on today would probably kill any suspension part in 50k miles if it was a steady diet, but there was only (?) 20 miles of the bad part..
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Our front shocks are Koni adjustable and are on the lowest setting so I still have 4 more settings to go if I ever need it. The rears are FSD's and I have no idea how long they'll last.
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I read I think on the Bilstein site that they can go 100,000.

I think the fronts always go first, so you can split the purchase F/R
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Our front shocks are Koni adjustable and are on the lowest setting so I still have 4 more settings to go if I ever need it. The rears are FSD's and I have no idea how long they'll last.
I have the same setup on my Spartan MM chassis with independent suspention. After a 4200 mile trip I readjusted the front shocks to the middle setting. I was bottoming out on bridge transtions and getting too much sway on high speed curves. Stiffened it up a little and it handles great
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Big... Just saw this and it struck me interested! Bilstein Shocks...LIFETIME WARRANTY. http://www.bilsteinus.com/uploads/tx...rhome_0811.pdf

Did not know this...and I have Bilsteins on my rig
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Rather than miles think about performance. For example, if you are getting a lot of porposing (sp) on bumpy roads, it's time to replace.
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Just spoke with Source Engineering and the Bilsteins are good for 150k miles. I'm about half way there...
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I installed Bilsteins on mine last year; they made a huge difference compared to the original shocks. This article was a deciding factor on selecting Bilstein.

Shock Therapy: RV Shock Absorber Test
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