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Old 06-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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Need new shocks

During a short trip this weekend my right front shock broke. After some research it looks like Konis or Bilsteins are the way to go. I found part numbers for the Konis on there website but I cant find any part numbers for the Bilsteins because our Alpine chassis is not listed in there application chart. Does anyone have these part numbers and maybe the best place to get these items? My coach is a 2006 40' Alpine. Thanks, Doug

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Aubry's RV in Yakima has a brand new full set of Bilstein's they will sell for I think a really good price. They got them at the WRV liquidation sale. [moderator edit]

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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One of the previous owners of our coach (rmmpe from the forum) put Konis on and said it made a huge difference over the stock Bilsteins. I obviously didn't get to experience the Bilsteins but am very happy with the way the coach rides today.

I've been a huge fan of Bil's for years but for some applications they don't have the best valving.
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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the options I know of are:
1) Bilstein matching OEM's part#.
2) Bilstein insisted the valving in that shock was not right for the application. You can send in your old shocks to be rebuilt w/the valving Bilstein recommended or order new ones w/the custom valving, Bilstein knows coach weight, shock length, etc and can provide the shock. WRV wouldn't spring for the custom valving cost so they ordered an off the shelf unit that met the length req'mt.
3) Koni shocks
4) Road King shocks
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