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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:35 pm 
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The shocks are shot on the Power Wagon. The factory shocks are Bilsteins. Any recommendations? Looking for direct bolt-on, not interested in adding a lift or any modifications unless super easy/cheap.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Just put the Bilstein 5100 replacements back on it.

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I would probably go with the Fox Performance, but if you like the ride, just get the factory ones.

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I don't know if I like the ride. You can move the shock up and down rapidly by hand, lol.

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up and down rapidly by hand, lol.


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trophygirl wrote:
up and down rapidly by hand, lol.


:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:


Dang it! :bang:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 pm 
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I cannot figure out what to put on the PW.

The dealership says the MOPAR # is 68234553ad front for $283 each, and # 68233921ad rear $280 each. Holy cow that's a lot. I've heard from folks online that they are back ordered with no availability date. Rock Auto looks like they have them listed at like $157 and $155, but when adding to cart it tells me they are not available. I haven't asked the dealership about availability. I did call Bilstein and they said they don't offer the shock on the aftermarket, you have to get it from the dealership. So now I'm not really sure if the PW shocks are special or not. I have no idea how to spec a different, affordable shock than the OEM ones through the dealership. I have a number that the PW shocks have on them, but I can't find it at all in a Bilstein catalog or available for purchase online anywhere.

A lot of guys use Thuren and some buy their coils like they recommend, and some only run their shocks. I'm not happy about going against their recommendation just because some guy on the internet said he did it anyway. If you navigate through their products to PW>Components, they don't list their shocks (Overland is the name). They only show up in their suspension systems/kits. But if you go to buy the shocks only, for a 2500, they do list the Overlands seperately.

From Thuren's site:

https://www.thurenfabrication.com/produ ... -2013.html

"Front Overland shock pair to fit the 2013+ 3500/2014+ 2500, and 2014+ Power Wagon, with Thuren brand front coils only. These shocks will not work properly with the stock coils alone, or with a leveling spacer, as the lengths and damping tune are way off."

If I follow their advice, the kit is $1400.

Carli is going to be even more expensive.

At this point I have no idea if there is an off the shelf shock that I can use?? I don't know how to spec a replacement.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Someone also kinda recommended this, but the photo does not reflect the pin mounting on top for all 4 (front and rear). Could just be a technicality.

The PW is lifted 1.4" in front, 1.0" in rear (0.4" front and rear due to larger tires). Softer rate springs.

http://www.8lugtruckgear.com/Dodge-Susp ... p1012.html

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:49 pm 
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I emailed Thuren. Their response:

"On the 2014+ Radius arm trucks we do not have shocks that work with the stock front or rear coils but the front Power Wagon coils will work with our shocks as they are very close in free height to our coils. On the rear our shocks are too long and since the only thing keeping the coil from falling out of the truck is the shock it is critical that the shock length is matched to the coil.

If you start with the Overland kit ($1400) and build a King 2.5" kit as fund allow the only part you would be buying twice is the shocks, all other components will be the same for either kit so that would be a good way to get started. I do not know what off the shelf shocks fit the new PWs unfortunately, it seems like someone would have found some that work by now just by measuring the extended and compressed length then find a Bilstien or Fox that is the same. I should mention we can build a set of King 2.5" shocks for the stock coils but thats it.

In terms of how the truck sits front to rear that is largely personal preference , I do feel keeping a little more rear rake does look good which our 3" front coils and 1" rear coils do."

Me: I see that the King 2.0’s are $980. How much for 4 King 2.5’s to work with the stock coils?

Thuren: About $2100 and a 6 week lead time as King is super slow right now.

I did ask Kevin and Paul to review my posts above and have some homework to do. Looking for other input if you have any.

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If you get the extended/collapsed i can find a Bilstein or Fox Performance that'll fit.

If you can spend a little bit, i would spec out your shock and have Radflo build what you want. Can do simple emulsions or add a reservoir if you want.

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If you get the extended/collapsed i can find a Bilstein or Fox Performance that'll fit.


x2. That should be easy.

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