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Grit dog

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Posted: 05/25/20 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A triple slide on an almost 30 year old truck is not typical use and no single wimpy 1/2” shaft shock is going to doo much for that kind of load.


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jimh425 wrote:

av8rds wrote:

I was highly disappointed in my Bilstiens, zero effect/difference. Wasted money.


What model did you put on and what truck camper were you carrying?


I have them on the 2006 F350 in my sig and under both my Lance 992 and my EC 1160


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The Rancho 9000 is a THICK shock with plenty of rebound power when under heavy loads from our TC's. I have them set to 9 on the back and 5 on the front and I can verify 100% they eliminated the porpoising issue I was having especially on concrete highways. Now to be fair I have not put on the Bilstiens and tried them to see if they would do the same, I am perfectly happy with the Rancho's.


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Posted: 05/27/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I first got my RV, I set the rear Rancho 9000s to 9 and the fronts to 7. It helped to control the sway but the ride was harsh. I could feel every tar strip on the road. I also tried to solve the ride issue with airbags. They just made the swaying worse. After a couple of years I got SuperSprings. Wow. End of the issues. With adequate springs, the swag decreased and I was able to got for a smooth ride by dropping the Rancho settings a couple of clicks.

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