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Hopefully the entire suspension will be checked. Shop advice was try the sumo springs first as pulling the leaf springs to add another is expensive. I’m not very DIY when it’s automotive.


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I’m waiting for parts now. Brought the RV home in the meantime. Will need the rear brakes and alignment. Optional is the shocks. They said KONI and Bilstein were about the same price which leads me to believe they are ordering the Bilstein. I decided against the helper springs. Very expensive and not sure if the other upgrades will help the ride enough. But the heavy duty Helwig sway bar was only about $500 with labor so I’m having that installed. A little over $5000 for all. It may be expensive but I know they do good work.

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EMD360 wrote:

I’m waiting for parts now. Brought the RV home in the meantime. Will need the rear brakes and alignment. Optional is the shocks. They said KONI and Bilstein were about the same price which leads me to believe they are ordering the Bilstein. I decided against the helper springs. Very expensive and not sure if the other upgrades will help the ride enough. But the heavy duty Helwig sway bar was only about $500 with labor so I’m having that installed. A little over $5000 for all. It may be expensive but I know they do good work.

Hmmm ... it sounds like they may have been quoting you standard KONI shocks versus Bilstein shocks, instead of KONI FSD shocks against the Bilsteins. FSD shocks should be priced higher than Bilstein shocks. [emoticon]


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anything after 2004 Ford put on Bilstein shocks changing shocks won't help at all.But sometime if you at some water to your water tank it will help at lot.


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