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Old 04-22-2021, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default BT5210 Suspension Upgrades

I recently bit the bullet and had some suspension upgrades installed on my E350 Ford chassis.
As experienced I found the suspension to be harsh and the steering to suffer from "bump steer" (fighting to keep the steering wheel straight when you hit a bump or a pothole or expansion joint.)
I had the following installed in order of most importance:
1.0 Roadmaster RSSC steering damper
2.0 Bilstein Comfort front and rear shocks
3.0 Roadmaster rear sway bar
4.0 Roadmaster front sway bar
The results were very impressive to date, making for a much improved fatigue and white knuckles free driving experience, especially when a tractor trailer blows past you!
Not a lot of long term miles as of yet , but driving a couple extra hours per day should be pretty easy henceforth when I hit the road on a new adventure
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:14 AM   #2
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How much did this cost?

I find my 2021 5210 lot more bumpier than my Honda CRV. I am not sure if my comparison is fair.
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:47 AM   #3
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I have a 2021 as well.
The components came in at $1682 and labor to install everything was $1000
You might want to start with the shocks and steering stabilizer . That should solve the ride quality for the most part.
The shocks were $456 and the steering stabilizer with kit was $356.
Labor was $270 for both to be installed.

Shock p/n's Bilstein front 33-187563. rear 33-176840
Roadmaster steering stabilizer p/n RSSC
Mtg kit : RBK24
Shop around. Prices vary greatly..mostly shipping impacts
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thank you!
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:15 PM   #5
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I think you hit all the key points I did with mine. The only thing I added was new Michelin tires and 100 psi and hit the road.
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