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Old October 30th, 2018, 12:23 PM
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So I have read so much reviews (both, good and bad) that now I do not know what to do. My van is only a travel passenger van (as my ID says) so at the most 5 people are on it. But I feel every single dent or road imperfection. So I decide to replace the shocks it has with newer "passenger friendly". Are the Bilstein 4600 a good option?
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Old October 30th, 2018, 1:24 PM
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I don't have Bilsteins but I did replace all my shocks with KYB Gas-Adjust. My old shocks were shot. Its a night and day difference. After rebate I paid around 120 for all 4 shocks.
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Old October 30th, 2018, 1:26 PM
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I don't have Bilsteins but I did replace all my shocks with KYB Gas-Adjust. My old shocks were shot. Its a night and day difference. After rebate I paid around 120 for all 4 shocks.
Where!!!

Yes, KYB were also mentioned, but no definitive answer on KYB over Bilstein. Some say go, other say they are trash.

So complicated.
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Old October 30th, 2018, 1:37 PM
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I bought the shocks at Advange Auto Store after price matching them to Rockauto.com. The rebate ended on September 30 https://www.kyb.com/save. I have never used Bilstein and I'm guessing that they might be better than KYB but it was too much of a price deference. Before I replace the shocks the van felt like a bus driving on a bridge, now it feels like I'm driving a med SUV.
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Old October 30th, 2018, 1:42 PM
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I bought the shocks at Advange Auto Store after price matching them to Rockauto.com. The rebate ended on September 30 https://www.kyb.com/save. I have never used Bilstein and I'm guessing that they might be better than KYB but it was too much of a price deference. Before I replace the shocks the van felt like a bus driving on a bridge, now it feels like I'm driving a med SUV.
Ahh thats a great feedback. "feels like a med SUV".. thats what I was looking for.

Again, my van is for road traveling, with actually no load (only whats in the conversion van, and the 5 passengers). so I need to focus in confort.
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Old October 30th, 2018, 2:29 PM
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I got RideTechs by Fox Racing. All I can say is "Wife Approved". I couldn't take the stiff stock shocks.
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Old October 30th, 2018, 2:57 PM
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I got RideTechs by Fox Racing. All I can say is "Wife Approved". I couldn't take the stiff stock shocks.
Never heard of them, I will look for specs. thanks, what model number? cant find something for my 01 express?

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Old October 30th, 2018, 3:50 PM
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GeneveConversionVan,

Here's a link to the RideTechs on eBay... I haven't purchased a set, so I can't speak for them, but I've been watching them on eBay because of StanVan's recommendation...

https://www.ebay.com/p/2015-GMC-Sava...3845847&thm=10
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Great thanks!

So, I was wondering, if the bilsteins are like 3 times the price for a KYB, what do I get? three times the comfort? reliability? durability?
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Originally Posted by GeneveConversionVan View Post
Great thanks!

So, I was wondering, if the bilsteins are like 3 times the price for a KYB, what do I get? three times the comfort? reliability? durability?
I don't think so. I think the KYB ride great. I have a newborn and I had to drive extra careful when I had the original shocks. Now I drive normal. My Van is a 2015 2500 Passenger regular wheelbase rideshare conversion.
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