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    Lippert 281281 shock kits

    I installed shock kits on my 2014 Cyclone 3110. It wasn’t too bad. More tedious than difficult. I flipped the upper brackets in order to place the shocks more vertical. I had to bend the bottom plate in order to accommodate the different angle. I replaced the rubber bushings with 9.8105G end link polyurethane bushings that last longer. I put serrated flanged nuts on the backside of the upper bracket support bolts. Total time for install was less than 8 hours. Lippert calls for a four inch clearance between tire sidewall and RV frame. I had 2 1/2”. I redrilled the hole in the top bracket to bring the top of the shock in away from the tire.

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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    Nice work.

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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    I got lost. The first pic is 8 lug hubs and the second is 6????
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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    Quote Originally Posted by avvidclif View Post
    I got lost. The first pic is 8 lug hubs and the second is 6????
    Sorry about that. That is from my brother’s Jayco Eagle. We put shocks on his RV first.
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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffdee View Post
    I installed shock kits on my 2014 Cyclone 3110. It wasn’t too bad. More tedious than difficult. I flipped the upper brackets in order to place the shocks more vertical. I had to bend the bottom plate in order to accommodate the different angle. I replaced the rubber bushings with 9.8105G end link polyurethane bushings that last longer. I put serrated flanged nuts on the backside of the upper bracket support bolts. Total time for install was less than 8 hours. Lippert calls for a four inch clearance between tire sidewall and RV frame. I had 2 1/2”. I redrilled the hole in the top bracket to bring the top of the shock in away from the tire.

    B851F64A-B028-4441-83AA-1BDBF61286AB.jpg

    60EF58EC-A7AE-49EC-BD02-74AFA4FAF845.jpg

    74E402CF-F7D7-4CD2-AAF0-582A0AE16032.jpg

    A6AFA2B3-D95D-453C-B545-734DC867B59C.jpg

    AA1243EE-BF5D-48F8-9454-9FD51126C77B.jpg

    4780E880-7C3C-4019-A526-242D0B423056.jpg

    What does the Lippert kit cost?

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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    i would put disc bracks on first
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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    Quote Originally Posted by cemill View Post
    What does the Lippert kit cost?
    I paid $129 each for two kits.
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    Re: Lippert 281281 shock kits

    Great description and pictures.

    Now that the shocks are on what differences have you noticed?

    1. Any noticeable improvements in the pulling and ride characteristics of trailer/truck?
    2. Is there less "jostling" of items in trailer?
    3. Any other improvements with shocks?
    4. Was it worth the expense and effort?
    5. Do you know if it voids the manufactures warranty?

    I'm a new Cyclone owner and I am considering the mod.

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