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Old 10-24-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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New Shocks

I am in the market for new shocks. My Dutch Star has a Spartan Chassis with IFS. Koni or Bilstein? What kind of money am I looking at installed?
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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I changed the stock shocks on my '03 DS to Koni. Much better ride in IMO. If I remember, around $1000.00

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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Hi Geri and Jim,
I just got Koni's this summer. They replaced the original Bilstein's. The ride is much improved. My only mistake was not doing this years ago. I bought the shocks at the Cummins facility in Elkhart. Newmar factory service installed. The total bill was around $750. I would make the same purchase again.

The front shocks are adjustable by the installer. They come from the factory set to the softest ride. I had them installed at the factory setting.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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Hi Geri and Jim,
I just got Koni's this summer.
Gary,

What was the indicator for needing new shocks? Wondering if this would be needed on mine after 55k miles.
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Hi Ron,
I just got tired of the harsh Bilstein ride. The Koni's are much better. A much softer ride.
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Without a doubt, Koni!

You will not regret it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Without a doubt, Koni!

You will not regret it.
Ditto! Go with the Koni's... the ride improvement is wonderful!
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:30 PM   #8
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Hi Geri & Jim,

We would ditto all the Koni recommendations. Spartan changed out our shocks to Koni's 2 years ago and we could definitely tell a difference. Made the road a little easier. Not that you can't feel the bumps, but they are not as jarring as they were with the original shocks. No bill amount as this was done with some warranty work, but it would be worth the cost if it were on our nickel.
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Jim: I likewise had mine switched out to the Konis and the ride was much improved. Downright harsh before. Fronts are set at the middle setting.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:40 PM   #10
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OK, you guys have convinced me. We are in the Bay Area right now. When we leave to begin our trip to Fla. we are stopping at Redlands RV in the LA area to get them. Thanks for the great response. Geri & Jim
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I replaced my worn out shocks on a 1988 Winnebago Superchief with Bilsteins. I now feel every single bump in the road and not very happy about it ....
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Those of you that changed to Koni shocks on the IFS1260 --what was the shock model number? Thanks in advance
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Hi walkingplow,
My front shock part number is 902815. The rear shock part number is 88051009.
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Thanks Gary!!
That is the # I came up with but I wanted to check to make sure! Irv2 works wonders!!!!!! I'll go with Koni -- just have to find them up in the great white north. May wait and pick them up in Q in Jan.
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