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There wasn’t anything noticeably wrong with the shocks on our ’05 Dodge Power Wagon, other than the fact that they had been under our rig since it was new. With over 60, miles on the ticker we just decided it was time to swap ’em out.

Besides, we had been lusting after a set of Bilstein Series shocks since the company announced an application for the Power Wagon in March of The Series shock is a monotube shock with a remote-reservoir. This reservoir dramatically increases the shocks oil capacity, which results in greater heat dissipation and damping sensitivity.

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Outside, the shock biletein Bilstein’s exclusive Triple-C technology, consisting of three coatings, which provides easy care and lasting great looks. The Series shock is designed to be installed in the stock shock mounting location and it’s available for a wide range of trucks and SUVs. As a bonus, the reservoir mounting configuration is hilstein specifically for each application in other words, Bilstein has done the work for you.


For this install we pointed our truck into Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where owner Matt Dinelli completed the install while we shot photos.

He also completed a few other installs on the truck while there and you can read about those in the accompanying sidebar. The shock install on our rig was relatively easy, but there are a few tricks to make it easier, which we’ll pass along here. Here’s the rundown bildtein how the s installed in our Power Wagon.

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We’ve heard good things about these tires so we’re looking forward to the results of this long-term test. The other change was an experiment to see if we could improve our rigs fuel mileage. We’ve been averaging For the last few years our truck has been fitted with a 1-inch front leveling kit and 35x For that reason we installed the stock-sized F-C II tires and we removed the leveling kit. Well, not what we wanted anyway. We now average On top of that, we lost approximately two degrees of approach angle, approximately two inches of front bumper height, and approximately an inch of rear bumper height.

Oh well, now we know that for our Power Wagon bilsyein leveling biletein and 35s doesn’t decrease fuel mileage that much. Bottom Line Bilstein did a great job with the s.

The valving is outstanding and both on- and off-road our big Power Wagon is more controlled whether the surface is washboard gravel roads or rough pavement.

And the ride is great, too. The shocks seem unfazed by rough treatment and haven’t exhibited any sign of fade even after sustained travel on the aforementioned washboard gravel roads that are common where the vehicle is based in northern Illinois.


The instructions included with the shocks are concise and easy to follow and help to make installation a breeze. Bilstein’s recommendations for reservoir mounting configuration were perfect and we’ve had no problems with reservoir-to-truck or reservoir-to-tire contact.

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For the rear shocks we upgraded from the standard reservoir mounting kit to the optional billet aluminum reservoir mounting iblstein. In this cutaway illustration provided by Bilstein you can see the dividing piston in the reservoir.

In the main shock body there’s a one-piece aluminum rod guide and seal, hard chrome piston rod, and large, self-adjusting digressive piston. The installation of the rear shocks was easy and a simple bolt-in procedure.

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We used the optional billet aluminum reservoir mounting clamps, but the kit comes standard with polyurethane isolator blocks and hose clamps to mount the reservoirs. Bilstein provides illustrations of how to orient the reservoirs to eliminate interference. One-inch leveling kit and inch tires, Stock suspension height and inch tires, Subscribe to the Magazine.

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