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Old 10-27-2020, 01:05 PM   #1
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Bilstein B4 kit w/front struts and rear shocks OK?

Just wondering if the Bilstein B4 kit w/front struts and rear shocks is OK? The B6 struts and shocks may be better but I’m not seeing any in stock at Amazon, eBay or other online retailers.

2011 2 wheel drive Sportsmobile Sprinter 144 with 150k, just blew a front strut so am ready to replace both front and rear suspension parts. Stock 16" MB allow wheels with Michelin Agilis tires from a 2019 Sprinter 4x4 with only 6k on 'em - aka "takeoffs".

Won't be doing much serious off road travel, but we do tend to end up on small gravel and dirt roads somehow... ;-)

So I thought that this kit plus the Hellwig Rear Sway bar might help stabilize the van without getting too fancy or expensive. I know some shops and people prefer the Konis but I've also read that they're maxed out adjustment-wise for heavy RV builds.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A2GAWQYL93SJSD
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:27 AM   #2
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When I researched shocks for my Sprinter I elected to buy custom tuned Fox shocks. As I recall I got them from Agile Off-road. I gave them my vans weights over the phone and they adjusted them for the best ride quality and shipped them right out. I see that this is also what Advanced RV now uses if you search some of their information.
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Installed the struts, shocks and Hellwig bar today. Very short test drive shows moderate improvement in rocking, good improvement in sway on turns. Will update this if I notice any more issues.
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