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Old 08-08-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Shock quality

We have an 07 E 350 rb50 6L. It is factory equipped w/ Old Man Emu shocks, and we have a horribly rough ride on the interstate and secondary roads unless extremely smooth pavement. On my latest trip I aired down on the hwy to 53rear and 45 front and still think it's rough.
Can anyone give me an opinion and the quality range of shocks ie: #1Bilstein, #2 Emu, etc?
I have read the shock posts but have not found anyone who has found the solution. Rough riding in Ohio.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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My ride improved greatly with new springs. Unfortunatly the shocks came afterwards so I can't vouch for their effect- although at least one of the emu's was trash at 55K.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need to switch over to an adjustable shock.. like a Rancho RS9000 or other comparable brands.
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Re: Shock quality

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We have an 07 E 350 rb50 6L. It is factory equipped w/ Old Man Emu shocks, and we have a horribly rough ride on the interstate and secondary roads unless extremely smooth pavement. On my latest trip I aired down on the hwy to 53rear and 45 front and still think it's rough.
Can anyone give me an opinion and the quality range of shocks ie: #1Bilstein, #2 Emu, etc?
I have read the shock posts but have not found anyone who has found the solution. Rough riding in Ohio.
I switched from Emus to heavy duty Bilsteins on the Sporto.
Its about the same. Still have the Emus on the Landcruiser.
I'm at 43 rear and front.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #5
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We switched to Bilsteins all around at around 30K-40K and have been very satisfied with them, especially off-road on wash-board roads.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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Our Sportsmobile was set up with the Rancho adjustable shocks. I am very pleased with them. they have a 9 position dial. I have found that 7 is great on blacktop, and 1 or two is fine for off road, and washboard dirt roads. oclv
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we too swapped out the rancho's for the Bilstein shocks and the ride was definitely a bit better all-around.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:14 AM   #8
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Are these shocks for Quigley or SMB 4 x 4? I have OME springs & shockes but can't find a Bilstien model # to use without modifications to my SMB 4 x 4 system.Any help?
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