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[*] posted on 1-14-2018 at 03:11 PM


Just finished the drive from Kansas to my place in AZ....Interstate ride was harsh....No more Bilsteins forChuckie...



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[*] posted on 1-14-2018 at 05:09 PM


Thanks for the update on the BILSTINKINSTEIN i will stay away far away:coolup:



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[*] posted on 1-15-2018 at 05:52 PM


i have 'em of several rigs. seem to be just fine.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 02:35 PM


I am still looking for a problem....Lots ofpeople really like them...



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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 02:59 PM


It sounds like there needs to be a temperature rating for whatever fluid they are using. Read the small print. Maybe.

They have a good reputation, but that probably is in milder climes than you have in Kansas. Bilstein might have an answer for you and a recommended alternative fluid for cold, cold country shocks.

I don't recall hearing about any other comparable shocks that have this condition. You are too far north. Whenever I am somewhere in the cold, that is my sentiment. I am too far north. Snowbirds know this. That is why they go to Arizona every winter, or places further south. Thanks to all here.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 07:02 PM


When I got my first set Bilstein shocks they looked weak and not made well. I will have to admit the Nissan Diesel never worked better but no cold weather here.
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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 08:26 AM


Harsh ride has persisted in ARIZONA 80 degrees here, that why I am looking for anither issue



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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 08:54 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
Harsh ride has persisted in ARIZONA 80 degrees here, that why I am looking for anither issue


I doubt it is your shocks, if they are spec for that truck.

Here are some potential causes:

You bought a heavy duty pickup and finally realized they most all Have a harsh ride

You got e-load tires and / or too high air pressure, so are riding on rock hard tires

You are getting old and your back and kidneys can no longer take the abuse, you need the gentle plush ride of a Honda Accord

You got shingles on your tush and even a Honda Accord would cause you pain

You just like to complain




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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 11:07 AM


None and all of the above. WE removed the airbags this morning and problem seems to have gone away...My apologies to Bilstein...if it recurs I shall advise.....Goatley causes a pain in my ass...



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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 11:29 AM


Should have done it right and gotten King Shocks. Better luck next time.
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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 02:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
None and all of the above. WE removed the airbags this morning and problem seems to have gone away...My apologies to Bilstein...if it recurs I shall advise.....Goatley causes a pain in my ass...


If you have airbag lifts, not surprised they are harsh. I had airshocks once and they were really harsh.

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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 04:00 PM


Airbags are adjustable (at least all the ones I know of are). I have them on my last two Tacomas because the 3-leaf factory rear springs were too soft. Normal driving, 15 psi. If I load it up, then 20-35 psi. If I drove with the air bags at 20-35 psi and no cargo, I would indeed be bouncing all around, too!

The Ride-Rite Air Springs (bags) have been perfect for solving the bottoming-out or sagging when I had a big Baja camping load in the back of my truck. Just fill or deflate as needed. You can even have them connected to an on-board air pump and adjust from the cab.

Here are some photos when I had them installed on my truck in 2015. These were the same ones I had on my '05 Tacoma and removed them when I traded in that truck. The '10 Tacoma had much better springs, but after 6 years I felt they could use some help.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 11:44 PM


I take the valve cores out when I run unloaded. You might try that.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2018 at 01:12 AM


The air bags I had in the Dodge sucked very harsh ride even with only 10 psi unloaded. I did same trick removed the valve cores then OK. Still the mounting brackets would bottom out before the truck susp. bottomed out.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2018 at 03:52 PM


I just took em off....problem solved...



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[*] posted on 1-22-2018 at 06:40 PM


All shocks will react the same way in cold weather.
They have oil in them, although the viscosity is very light. Even race shocks need to warmed up before driven hard.
I have Bilstein 7100 on my Dodge. No problem in 14 years.
Changing them because they are old and ugly besides I get a discount for Kings.




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