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Old 06-14-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Bilestein steering stabilizer

Bilestein stabilizer vs roadmaster reflex stabilizer for 2019 ford e450 class c. Talking about how much difference if any. Not cost
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:57 AM   #2
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You’re basically going to get a bunch of “I’ve got it on my rig and it drives like a dream” type comments. With a few telling you to go for the expensive silver one whose name I can’t recall at the moment.

Any of them will be an improvement over the stock FOMOCO part. I have the Bilstein and I’m happy with it.
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thanks, and did you install it yourself? I understand it is a one for one replacement on the 2019 e450. part#??? getting 9.5 mpg on our Jayco 22j. do not tow a toad. use enterprise and they are great.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Bilstein just a damper, where the Reflex is a damper and also has the external spring to re-center the wheel?

Also, I've been looking all over for the Reflex and everyone is backordered at least to the end of the month. WTH, didn't Roadmaster anticipate it was RV season and ramp up production accordingly??????
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:03 PM   #5
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Correct the Bilstein is just a damper. Most look to these to help with the slop in the steering.

This is what I installed, it took all of 10 minutes or so.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I don't have a issue yet with slop, as my unit is new. I want to correct the way it takes off over ruts and patches in the road, and gets blown back and forth from trucks and wind.

I have a Hellwig sway bar sitting here for it and trying to find a Reflex, and tackle the project at one time, but no one has the Reflex in stock...
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:17 AM   #7
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Slop = steering corrections. The stock FOMOCO damper is loose compared to the others. So steering corrections end up with you sawing at the wheel as you correct one way, then over correct the other. Caster helps fix this tremendously. An upgraded damper helps a bit more on top of a good alignment.
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I don't have a issue yet with slop, as my unit is new. I want to correct the way it takes off over ruts and patches in the road, and gets blown back and forth from trucks and wind.

I have a Hellwig sway bar sitting here for it and trying to find a Reflex, and tackle the project at one time, but no one has the Reflex in stock...
I have been looking myself and it seems etrailer.com has them in stock.
Just don't forget to get the install brackets too.
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I talked to loadmaster and was told that 2018 and 2019 ford e450 might have a slightly different front end and did not have a 2019 part # yet...bummer 2018 might fit but not sure... looked at Trailer site loadmaster for 2019 e450 class c (NOT CONFIRMED TO FIT)
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I talked to loadmaster and was told that 2018 and 2019 ford e450 might have a slightly different front end and did not have a 2019 part # yet...
Strange...

When you go to the Roadmaster web site and enter 2019 Ford E450 Class C, it comes back with a specific part numbers for the stabilizer as RSSC and RBK24 for the brackets...

https://fitmaster.roadmasterinc.com/...vehicle_type=8
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