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Old 04-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #11
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

I have Rancho 9000's and they suck. Not nearly enough rebound resistance.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #12
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

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Not nearly enough rebound resistance.
Thanks -- Yes, I'm coming to understand that is the problem with the Ranchos.

So, I should go with Bilsteins. Can anyone share what models of Bilsteins you're using on your Sportsmobile-conversion 4x4? Or should I try contacting Bilstein or Sportsmobile?

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Old 04-07-2011, 12:18 PM   #13
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

Contact Shane Casad at Bilstien for the correct shocks. He seems to know about SMBs.

Shane.Casad@thyssenkrupp.com

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:51 PM   #14
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

Somehow I didn't see that deminimis already posted the answer to my question.

Anyway, for a 2004 converted to 4x4 by Sportsmobile, the recommended Bilsteins are 1720-HO (fronts) and 1614-HO (rears). Sportsmobile also sells custom-valved Old Man Emu shocks for about $100 each.

I wasn't able to get a reply from Shane.Casad@thyssenkrupp.com

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #15
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

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Contact Shane Casad at Bilstien for the correct shocks. He seems to know about SMBs.

Shane.Casad@thyssenkrupp.com

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So is Bilstein owned by Thyssen Krupp, an elevator company? Interesting. I'll have to pay more attention to the ride next time I'm in one of their elevators.


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Old 04-15-2011, 11:41 AM   #16
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Re: Shock part #s for my 2004 SMB 4x4? (Bilstein/Rancho?)

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So is Bilstein owned by Thyssen Krupp, an elevator company? Interesting. I'll have to pay more attention to the ride next time I'm in one of their elevators.
Pay more attention by jumping.

Would that be different for a Deaver converted? I'd imagine the length is different.

Also, merging with sticky thread.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #17
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So is Bilstein owned by Thyssen Krupp, an elevator company? Interesting. I'll have to pay more attention to the ride next time I'm in one of their elevators.
Would that be different for a Deaver converted? I'd imagine the length is different.
Yes, the Deaver spring pack/Bilstein shocks are valved and specific to Deaver's specs from what Jeff at Deaver told me. I guess I need to find out those numbers.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:43 PM   #18
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Re: SMB 4WD Parts Reference Thread

For my 2001 SMB 4x4, after a bit of researching, I ordered the following Bilstein Shocks:

Front F4-B46-1720-H1
Rear F4-BE5-E074-HO

They both bolted up, with the exception of the lower shock mount. The thickness of the lower shock mount on the Bilsteins was about 1mm too thick, so I had to grind it down to make it fit, but no harm, no foul.
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Re: SMB 4WD Parts Reference Thread

Shock numbers are for my '03 7.3L Quigley SMB, I have an '03 F-350 front end with Deaver rear leaf springs. Also of note, supposedly I have the heavy duty set of front coils that were spec'd out for fleet/ambulance use by Quigley, I think that helps overall with the ride and not hitting the bump stops so much that seems to be so common, also helps with that heavy diesel being up there. When I ordered up my set back in '09, I was told by the custom app guy at Bilstein that the valving on these off the shelf shocks was the same as what they would do on a custom set of 7100 series for me, except that I did not have to convert the stud to eye on the top, thus loosing what valuable travel I had, hence why I went with these. I am now looking at just replacing the aged skyjacker steering damper with a Bilstein unit that was not available at the time, I think I have the right part number for that....
Another note, I had Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks on the rig for a bit before yanking them, they were terrible!! Very happy with my setup now

Front Shock: Bilstein 5100 series (old number):F4-BE5-6243-H5 (Ford Bronco/F-150 w/4" lift)
(new number):24-185523

Rear Shock: Bilstein F-Series Motorhome (old number):F4-BE5-EO74-HO (yellow body)
(new number):33-186863 B6(C)=comfort
Alternate option,stiffer:33-186900 B6(HD)=heavy duty

Steering Stabilizer: Bilstein 24-158848 ('99-'04 F-350,F-450,F-550)
EDIT: the above stabilizer is for a 4X4 but did not fit my centerlink bracket, it has a cantilevered angle piece on one end. I am ordering up Bilstein 24-158930 that has regular eyelets on both ends, like the one that is on there now, check yours, I guess I should have looked at mine more closely.
EDIT#2-Bilstein 33-170794 is now on its way, 3 times a charm!! Has the 46mm body,eye to eye,14.7" compressed/23.6"extended, hope this one will do it.This one works!
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For those replacing or wanting to have a spare for long trips the part #s for D60 axle u-joints have changed. According to the Dana/Spicer website (The Expert - Information for driveshafts, u-joints, brakes, axles, heavy axles, light axles )

5-332x is obsolete – superceded by SPL55-3x

This is the non-greaseable "Spicer life series".
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