Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: axis 25.1
State: Indiana
Posts: 14
THOR #5637
Thor axis ride

I have 2015 thor axis and i feel ride is horrible-when hit bump in road or bridge connection feels like coach is falling apart-added sumo springs but actually think made it worse but did help wandering-will shocks help this problem and should i go with koni or bilstein
Thanks
__________________

__________________
Elvisjdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
revjeffrey's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 Windjammer
State: Indiana
Posts: 1,065
THOR #7074
Brand is personal preference. "Ford Chevy Dodge" I did just have my shocks changed. The shop said stock shocks were no comparison for what I put on. I have not had a chance to test out yet. He said they do mostly Bilstein. I did supply my own shocks and they installed them..
__________________

__________________
Rev. Jeffrey 2017 Thor Axis 24.1 E450 Windjammer.
Silver Safe-T-Plus Steering Control
SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
revjeffrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Long & Winding road's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Axis 25.4
State: Arkansas
Posts: 2,357
THOR #12231
What he said.....I have not replaced my shocks yet (only have 5000 miles on my Axis) but I thinking of replacing them next year since the factory puts cheapest parts they can on the chassis.

Another member posted great results with new shocks (and only a few K's on his ride). Just pick the one that fits your Axis and that you like best. I have had good luck with Bilstiens in the past.

Also consider HD front sway bar and Saftey Plus steering stabilizer. It did wonders on the handling of my Axis.

It would not hurt to put some sound / heat insulation (Might help with the "Falling apart" if you have excessive noise - just a thought - also go around and tighten/zip tie everything you can).

Plus IMO try the FRONT sway bars since the sumos tend to stiffen up the ride and make it worse (limits travel).
__________________
2017 Axis / 25.4: Big Foot Levelers, Aims 1200 Watt inverter, Ceramic Window Tint, Full River AGM 6V batteries, Front Hellwig Sway bar / Rear Track Arm, Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer, PD 4655 converter, Hard Wired Surge Guard, WEboost + WiFi Ranger, LED Headlights/Driving lights, Fresh water surge tank, Black Tank Tornado flush, 4999 zip ties.
Long & Winding road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 02:19 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: axis 25.1
State: Indiana
Posts: 14
THOR #5637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Long & Winding road View Post
What he said.....I have not replaced my shocks yet (only have 5000 miles on my Axis) but I thinking of replacing them next year since the factory puts cheapest parts they can on the chassis.

Another member posted great results with new shocks (and only a few K's on his ride). Just pick the one that fits your Axis and that you like best. I have had good luck with Bilstiens in the past.

Also consider HD front sway bar and Saftey Plus steering stabilizer. It did wonders on the handling of my Axis.

It would not hurt to put some sound / heat insulation (Might help with the "Falling apart" if you have excessive noise - just a thought - also go around and tighten/zip tie everything you can).

Plus IMO try the FRONT sway bars since the sumos tend to stiffen up the ride and make it worse (limits travel).
I do have safe t plus but not hd sway bar-should i add along with sumo i have already
__________________
Elvisjdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 03:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Florida
Posts: 896
THOR #1249
I replaced the rear shocks a year or so ago with large magnums that required the exhaust be moved slightly to make room. I think it made an improvement in the ride and overall in handling. I installed Hellwig HD sway bars front and rear and that helped also.
I had the same results as you with the sumo (not so smooth) springs. I removed them. HD sway bars are the smoother way to tame the roll.
__________________
MR 2015 Thor Vegas 24.1 in Ocala
mcr1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 03:28 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
gnach's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 25.4
State: California
Posts: 572
THOR #6582
Definately!

Replace your shocks. You'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. And get the alignment done. Ditto the swaybars. I drove the Pacific Coast Highway last month, OR and CA, and I loved it. Not a Jaguar but not white knuckled either.


Need more convincing? http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f27...-x5-15051.html
-oops, you did. <grin>
__________________
I'm wearing trifocals now but my hindsight is 20/20.
*************
Bilsteins and Sumos front and rear...HUGE! FatMat and Hoodliner...HUGE!
Hellwig sway bars F&R, 235/85 Hankook ATM, alignment...HUGE!!!
Battery watering, 260watts Solar and BigFeets to make life easier.
gnach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 05:21 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Long & Winding road's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Axis 25.4
State: Arkansas
Posts: 2,357
THOR #12231
Do you think it would improve the ride if I just replace the front shocks on my Axis? The front coil springs are much softer than the rear leaf springs so I figured they have more movement.

I like the way mine rides now overall (with OEM shocks) but I noticed on like overpasses/bridges it bobs slightly in the front. Not bad but I think new shocks will help. On my other car I replaced with Bilsteins front and rear and it removed this same feeling on the overpasses.

Plus I dont want to reroute exhaust on my RV.... but perhaps the Bilsteins are 100 bolt on on the rear?
__________________
2017 Axis / 25.4: Big Foot Levelers, Aims 1200 Watt inverter, Ceramic Window Tint, Full River AGM 6V batteries, Front Hellwig Sway bar / Rear Track Arm, Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer, PD 4655 converter, Hard Wired Surge Guard, WEboost + WiFi Ranger, LED Headlights/Driving lights, Fresh water surge tank, Black Tank Tornado flush, 4999 zip ties.
Long & Winding road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 08:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Florida
Posts: 896
THOR #1249
Not sure if the exhaust on the 25.2 is the same as the 24.1. You may not have to relocate the exhaust on yours. Maybe someone who has replaced shocks on the 25.2 could chime in on this.
__________________
MR 2015 Thor Vegas 24.1 in Ocala
mcr1010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 10:01 PM   #9
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 29.2
State: New Hampshire
Posts: 61
THOR #5447
Koni"s did the trick for me

ACE 29.2, i replaced the stock Blistins with KONI's - the truck shop thought i was crazy --- what a huge improvement - really improved the ride
__________________
djc290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 11:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Mr Sunshine's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Vegas 25.2
State: Florida
Posts: 1,965
THOR #1589
First, before you spend any $$$, do the alignment. Front sumo springs and Koni shocks all around were all worth the money for me. Like someone said, what you bought was a RV kit. Some assembly required!
__________________

__________________
They say that not all who wander are lost, but sometimes I am just lost!
Mr Sunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×