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Old 04-03-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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Bilstein vs Koni Shocks??

I tried to find old posts on this subject, but nothing came up.

I am looking at replacing the front shocks on my 2015 Thor Hurricane
MH (has 8100 miles) with either Bilstein or Koni shocks. I'm trying to improve the ride. I believe it came with Bilstein shocks from the factory
but not the better one's.

Open to opinions and comments.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:40 AM   #2
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I replaced the original shocks on my last coach (33'n Class A) at about 15K with Koni shocks. I was disappointed that it didn't improve the ride or handling much. Your results may vary. You might check a more general forum, like IRV2 or RVforum.
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:12 AM   #3
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I tried to find old posts on this subject, but nothing came up.

I am looking at replacing the front shocks on my 2015 Thor Hurricane
MH (has 8100 miles) with either Bilstein or Koni shocks. I'm trying to improve the ride. I believe it came with Bilstein shocks from the factory
but not the better one's.

Open to opinions and comments.
Talk to these guys. SuperSprings

They sell what you need and they know what you need. Helpful , not pushy.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:58 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Phil Saran View Post
I tried to find old posts on this subject, but nothing came up.

I am looking at replacing the front shocks on my 2015 Thor Hurricane
MH (has 8100 miles) with either Bilstein or Koni shocks. I'm trying to improve the ride. I believe it came with Bilstein shocks from the factory
but not the better one's.

Open to opinions and comments.
I just replaced my factory Bilstein shocks with a new set of Bilstein shocks after 58,000 miles. Half the price of koni. I also added a Steer Safe. For handling look up the CHF Fix, Track Bar, and air bags.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:30 AM   #5
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I already have the steer safe and just ordered the track bar.


Do they add the air bags just to the rear or front also?
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:46 AM   #6
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I already have the steer safe and just ordered the track bar.


Do they add the air bags just to the rear or front also?
Most only put them on the rear if the have a lot of weight on the hitch or in the rear pass through to bring the coach up to level while traveling. I know a few who also have them on the front They do help if aired up correctly. The CHF (cheap Handling Fix), New Bilsteins and Steer Safe really Helped mine. The track bar was already factory installed. I have thought about Firestone air bags, But am not sure it would be worth the cost for what little they would help. New shocks and Track Bar along with the CHF will do more than anything for handling.
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