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Old 09-19-2021, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default Where to buy Bilstein shocks?

2012 RT Chevy with 174,000 miles
I need new shocks and have seen strong recommendations for Bilstein. My mechanic says it's best for me to buy shocks online and he'll install them for $150.

A few questions:
Where should I go to buy the shocks online? Price is important but not critical.

Should I get all four or just front? (It's a front shock that's gone bad)

Is $150 reasonable for installation?

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Old 09-19-2021, 02:12 AM   #2
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Mine came from tirerack.com, 4 years ago

at $83 x 4

amazon was a little more expensive then

( just checked now - $114 each)


so look around

for my 2005 Chev 3500 chassis 2006 Pleasure-Way Lexor TD I got 4600 series:

Bilstein 24-187435 front

Bilstein 24-221948 rear


post #23 here is my saga putting them on:

https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...ns-6540-2.html



$150 is a bargain- and if they do a great job you should drop off a 12 of cold beer at the end of a day

they will welcome you back


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Old 09-20-2021, 03:35 PM   #3
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Default Bilstein shocks part number

I called Tire Rack and the salesperson didn't know which part to recommend. He found shocks for a 2012 Chevy 3500 but wasn't sure they were the right ones for an RVs extra weight.

Do you (anyone?) have a part number or other way to identify the Bilstein that you're happy with?

This is more complex than I thought it would be. Is there a choice between ride comfort and better handling and the shocks installed?
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:48 PM   #4
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I called Tire Rack and the salesperson didn't know which part to recommend. He found shocks for a 2012 Chevy 3500 but wasn't sure they were the right ones for an RVs extra weight.

Do you (anyone?) have a part number or other way to identify the Bilstein that you're happy with?

This is more complex than I thought it would be. Is there a choice between ride comfort and better handling and the shocks installed?

Bilstein did a bunch of p/n changing a few years ago a mucked up finding most anything they sell. You would want the what I think was called the "b" series in the past and they were yellow with blue dirt covers. Best to look at the Bilstein site to see if the application chart is a help.


On edit, here is a link to a 2007 Chevy 3500 van which is likely what you need also. Hopefully it will carry all the settings through, if not use the application search.


https://www.bilstein.com/us/en/produ...32686239932088
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:37 PM   #5
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Do you (anyone?) have a part number or other way to identify the Bilstein that you're happy with?

i posted these above


btw a "2012 roadtrek" is possibly on a "2011 chevrolet express"

this could make a difference when shopping mechanical parts



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