Typically the Bilsteins will amplify the small jarring bumps and pavement cracks, seams, etc. It was really noticable in a video I shot with the Bilsteins and then again without. You could hear the truck hitting the little bumps with the Bilsteins and it smoothed out when I went back to the stock black shocks.
Before I catch hell from the Bilstein guys on here I will say the one thing they did better was prevent the passengers from being bobbleheads. The factory shocks are terrible in that regard.
Bilsteins are by no means smoother. I had them all the way around but eventually went back to stock. I also went for the ridiculous 20" wheels to the 18" stock wheels and my ride is way better then it ever was. And this is with a Max tow that's sprung heavier in the rear. Funny that yesterday I was looking at a couple videos I took while doing some short speed bursts to see what the magnaflow sounded like. I also saw some I had took with the Bilsteins and stock 20" wheels and even in the video the pavement seams and small bumps made a loud banging noise. The camera would really jolt. The new video was much smoother. Just my take on them.
The model is JL10TW1. I'm not sure but there may be one that's just as thin or maybe thinner. Not sure. I went for one that was a little more expensive but the guy running the store said with my amp this one would be better suited to me. It is a thin sub, no doubt about that.
I had the same school of thought. I had these Kenwood 12"s and a couple single boxes that would only fit standing up. I just couldn't get the sound I wanted. I could shake the truck hard but not what I wanted. Decided to spend the money on the JL sand I couldn't be happier. I may even get one more and a double box that actually fits. The one i modiy was for a 2011 crew cab, I gave a double cab. Good luck! Oh and the reviews for the JL says it can hit lower than most tens is correct.
Not uncommon for stock speedos to be off 2-3 mph. I could handle it being off1-2 mph. Mines off about 5-6 % in favor of not getting a ticket. Makes some drivers mad and then I remember it's not really 70 that I'm going lol.
I had a double 12" box with two Kenwood Excelons in it in my 2011. I've had a hard time getting on board with Kenwood though. This time on my 2015 I kept everything stock and just added a 500 watt / 300 rms amp and took a double 10" box I already had and cut it in half. Sealed the end and used a 10" JL 10TW1. I thought about a 12 but personality I like a tighter bass. The JL gets pretty low too. Hits super hard in my opinion and it's clean. I have a bass knob under the dash so I can fine tune it to the song and style of music. Just thought I'd throw the single 10" possibility out there.
Interested to see what you think of them. I have my stockers back on because the Bilsteins were a bit rough. Just wanted to see the difference. However if I could get a smoother stock ride for normal use and firm it up a little for trailering with a adjustable shock I'd definitely consider that.
michigan2500hd replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomI believe this engine is already in the new Expedition if what I read was true. Although I still can't get past having a V6 as a hot engine option. Maybe some day I'll except it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Mine had a bit of bounce too.. More than I thought a NHT would have. I installed Bilstein 5100's in the rear, ( actually all the way around) and that took away most of it. However the ride was a bit stiffer so I went back to stock in the rear. It's either bounce or stiffness. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Didn't really do it all today per say however I test fit some tires at Belle tire. They ordered me 285/70/17 Mastercraft MTX mud tires and the same size in a Duratrac. I decided on the Duratrac only because I'm afraid the MTX would be useless on the slippery or wet roads. The MTX looked a little better though and I was really torn. Here are both. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Most OnlineNewest Member
Who's Online 113 Members, 0 Anonymous, 1,050 Guests (See full list)
- Gone Again
- ndogg ct
- Del A
- GrayGhost Z71
- Grumpy Bear
- Doug Foster Jr.