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Old 04-13-2022, 07:36 PM   #1
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Shocks…..

Installed new Koni’s on the front yesterday. Still need to install the rears. Have y’all changed em without pulling the tires?
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I've installed Bilsteins on 2 36 foot Class A's. My brother did the first set, just climbed underneath with his impact tool, removed the big bolts and then installed the new. I didn't pay much attention but he didn't need to remove any wheels/tires.

And I paid a shop to do the 2nd set. The tires were not removed because of the shocks, they were removed because I was getting new tires. I just waited until I needed new tires to install the shocks. But even there, I am pretty sure you don't need to remove the wheels.
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I have an ‘05 40’ and I changed mine without pulling the wheels. I don’t know if there’s any difference in the amount of space between the 36 sand 40. I would think they would be about the same.

When I first looked at it I figured no way, not doable, Ill have it done. I took a good long look a couple of days later decided to go for it.

I pulled up on blocks to provide some extra room and used a couple of different length extension and my electric impact and as I recall it took a couple hours tops. It was easier than I expected, the 88s are smaller and lighter than the 99s so that helps.

I will say I was 5 1/2 yrs younger then and I could get up off the ground without the help of a forklift.

I say take a real hard look at it and if you’re fairly mechanically inclined you’ll probably decide to tackle it.

Keep us posted.

Any questions drop me a note, Terry
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04 34’ wheels on.
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‘06 36FDDS Wheels on with 1” drive electric impact. My Coach came from NY��
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Thanks, guys. Changed em today. Whole lot easier than expected.
Quite a difference in the ride now. I didn’t think the coach rode bad before. They definitely improved it though. Oddly enough, it drives a tad better too.
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Thanks, guys. Changed em today. Whole lot easier than expected.
Quite a difference in the ride now. I didn’t think the coach rode bad before. They definitely improved it though. Oddly enough, it drives a tad better too.
I don’t know how long you’ve had your rig but they got to be over 300k, Good shocks and tires are required to realize the quality of the chassis and what set them apart from most of the competitors.
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I’ve only had it 4 months. Put new tires on it when I bought it. Been slowly making other improvements since. Only has 61k on it.
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