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Looney2nz

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I have a question for the experts on the forum. I am upgrading our motorhome to bilstine shocks and was wondering if there is a differanc in the silver bilstine shocks and the Yellow colored shocks? I ordered ours from, if I'm alowed to say EShocks. Got a good price and free shiping. So is there a differance. I ordered the heavy duty shocks. Thanks

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I believe the silver shocks are the heavier duty shocks... recommended for heavy hauling and/or off road. That's what I remember anyhow, when I was researching and replaced mine 1-2 years ago.

I got the silver ones, and am very happy with the results when towing - very stable.

I would check the Bilstein website, they should have more detailed information.

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Bilstein advertises the silver ones for raised vehicles. I have them on my truck and love 'em.


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yellow on my E-450 and no problems

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Put the Yellow on my 06 E450 at 6k miles and now at 37k. Helped with handling and ride.





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Yellow on our truck. They are the direct replacement for the originals from GM.


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Monroe RV shocks.


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Yellow ones on my 07 E450 Class C. Much improved ride and handling since the changeover. I think you will be pleased.


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Sounds like I made a good investment. I just hope the ride is not real harsh/ruff. I'm also going with the Hellwig stableizers, front and back. I hope that handles the blow by from the 18 wheelers. Or at least some of it. Maybe the differance in the silver and yellow shocks is the year of our MH 2001. How hard is it to install the shocks? I think I could do it but that ole ground is mighty hard on the bones at 66. haha

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Looney2nz wrote:

Sounds like I made a good investment. I just hope the ride is not real harsh/ruff. I'm also going with the Hellwig stableizers, front and back. I hope that handles the blow by from the 18 wheelers. Or at least some of it. Maybe the differance in the silver and yellow shocks is the year of our MH 2001. How hard is it to install the shocks? I think I could do it but that ole ground is mighty hard on the bones at 66. haha


Bilsteins do give you a harsh ride. I'm not driving a race car, I want a comfortable ride that's safe. That's why I went with Monroe.
Shocks are not the end all be all. I put new Monroes on the front and I replaced my leaf springs and added one. My RV does NOT budge when a semi goes by. IMHO everyone overlooks the leaf springs. They are metal and they fatigue just like any other metal.

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