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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 02:28 PM
Bilstein shocks


If your truck sits for a day or two with the new Bilsteins in freezing weather, you better have your woopee cushion and Preparation H along before you head down any washboard...

[Edited on 1-4-2018 by chuckie]




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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 03:30 PM


Sure it is the truck and not the driver? Just kidding....
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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 04:18 PM


Who knew shocks needed a heater? That is a new one that I have never heard of before. You are too far north. That is what I have been saying for decades, every time it gets cold, wherever I am. Maybe two small versions of those plug-in engine block heaters could help. Brrrrr. Time to head south.
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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 04:21 PM


Leaving for AZ as soon as I get enough Pheasants shot and all the corn picked..



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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 07:24 PM


well I always fell this way when its cold---- I was afraid it was old age---thanks to Chuckie I now know its my shocks-- maybe new knees will help
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[*] posted on 11-8-2017 at 09:01 PM


Glad I could help...



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 04:51 AM


More on Bilsteins...Coming back from Denver on I 70 at about 75 MPH I hit a pothole with the left front wheel...INSTANTLY the truck started to POGO went sideways and I was just along for the ride....All 4 wheels doing it and airborne.....After I collected myself I started down the road and it did it again!!!....I got home but havnt driven over about 55 since....I have contacted the seller and Bilstien but havnt heard anything substantive back yet.....NOT HAPPY....



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 07:51 AM


Never heard of this behavior, please let us know what your supplier has to say. Sounds like a serious safety issue.

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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 08:23 AM


It certainly is....I am reluctant to drive it at all.....



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 08:23 AM


Unusual for sure. About 700K on Bilsteins and never had an issue. Including time in places where it gets cold as in near zero F. They do wear out after about 100K....
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 09:06 AM


These have few miles on them and the truck had been driven over 100 miles, so they should have been warmed up...



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 09:54 AM


Sounds like maybe a tread separating on the tire
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 10:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
It certainly is....I am reluctant to drive it at all.....


Did you modify the truck suspension?
Convert it back to stock/spec suspension. Maybe you got non-spec parts causing your problem.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 10:07 AM


No on the tires and No on the suspension mods....



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 10:19 AM


It's a Dodge, what did you expect. They all do it.
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 10:20 AM


What's a "POGO"?
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 11:47 AM


A toy for hopping! I presume chuckie's shocks didn't control the springs and allowed the truck to bounce?



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 12:44 PM


DK kinda got it...TMW and Barry A=D-



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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 12:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A toy for hopping! I presume chuckie's shocks didn't control the springs and allowed the truck to bounce?


Ah Ha!!! What I know as a "pogo stick"---------i get it now. Thanks, David.

Assume this action is coming from "new" Bilstein's, not the traditional ones like I have had on my rigs for many years with nary a problem. Very strange.
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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 05:06 PM


I put Bilsteins on my old ML320. What a difference. They just eat up the Baja dirt roads. I love them. I haven't tried them in the cold, though.
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