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Old 06-15-2016, 09:58 PM   #15
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LVRVLUVR thanks for the Shock Therapy post. I remember reading it while I was in the process of deciding on replacement shocks. I guess my comment regarding "side-by-side comparison" was specific to Alpines. During a recent road trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks and back, I thought the Bilstiens performed well. Nevertheless, I am in the same boat as others, comparing new shocks to old worn out ones. I do believe Bilstiens are a solid choice for those who are not willing or able to pony-up the dollars Road Kings require.

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:30 AM   #16
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Thumbs up Koni vs. Bilsteins

I put Koni's on my 2000 36FDS and just completed a 3000 mile road trip which included Hwy 1 in Calif. I could not be more pleased with the ride improvement. I installed them myself, took about 2 hours. We used to hold our speed to 50-55 mph, now enjoy 60-65. I highly recommend them.

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Old 06-16-2016, 02:00 PM   #17
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So, while you are discussing Koni's you need to specify if you are talking about FSD's or the newer 99's, (they have only been shipping for about a year).
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:52 PM   #18
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WRV used a one size fits all from 34' to 40'Apex with the Bilstiens. I don't know if they were heavy enough shock for the Apex. On mine the Bilsteins were shot after 14,000 miles, the Koni FSD were shot after 14,000 miles. Put Road Kings on last year and are working great and for me they are worth the money.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:46 AM   #19
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Koni vs. Bilsteins

I'm sorry. I meant that I had installed Koni 99's on my coach. They perform as described by Koni. I am completely satisfied with my purchase.

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I installed Road King front and rear and I am very happy with the ride. More money but well worth the investment. It keeps my wife happy that we are not bouncing down the road anymore.

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