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Old 09-27-2007, 06:44 PM   #15
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I recently got the Koni FSD shocks put on my coach, and I agree with Mike and Nancy whole-heartedly, the ride is significantly improved. Very little bounce. They are not cheap, but well worth it.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:02 PM   #16
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Mike,

I think the 242" is a misprint.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:29 AM   #17
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Tom.....I was told they shortened the chassis 10" to allow for 30" front door on 36' Models only.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #18
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Bernie- You need new shocks. That's what my 06 was doing after 10K, a third to a half of which was on Baja's rough roads. Dag nabit, I thought shocks were supposed to last a lifetime?

I believe the 10" is correct as a chassis mod to accomodate the door on the 36FD (IIWM I'd be using the same chassis fit-up for the 36MD also, & I'll guess WRV has simplified its parts ordering accordingly). I don't notice any other difference in the ride characteristics vs. the 06 beyond the shocks.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:48 PM   #19
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Now why didn't I think about that! The 4" had to come from somewhere .

Thank you M & EM for the clarification.
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Could someone confirm there are four shocks total? (2 Front/2 rear)

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Old 09-30-2007, 12:45 PM   #21
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Bernie....That is correct 4 total shocks (2 front; 2 rear)
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #22
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Has anybody found a better price currently for Koni FSD shocks installed? I have checked the major outlets listed previously in California, Oregon, and one in Washington not listed and they are all $950 plus sales tax (none in Oregon, of course) installed. Price at dealer of $180 to $200 per shock for parts plus labor. Koni website shows them at $150/shock.

So I'm curious as to who has the best installed deal for these shocks before I put them on this fall/winter.

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:38 PM   #23
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Koni FSD Shocks (confirmed by Koni)
1. front - 8805-1021

2. rear - 8805-1022

www.ltbmotorsports.com/peakchassis.html
Tel: 888-346-7266
$135.72 ea from the web site, free shipping + your labor

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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Has anyone installed their own shocks? I have done this many times before on my autos but somehow I am not sure I have the proper tools (or possibly strength) for the heavier suspension of a 33,000 lb coach. Without looking, (which I havent) I wouldnt think the process to be much different than that of changing shocks out on a car.
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I did it on my 2001. The front is very easy. The space in the rear is a little tight, but not bad. Not a bad idea to get underneath the rig once in a while and look around. Go for it!
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Bernie S,

Thanks for the website on the shocks. I'll order them today at the $135 price; that's significantly better than anything I was quoted.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:17 PM   #27
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Another site that I used.
WWW.SHOX.COM
1-800 683-2890

With the help of an air wrench, the install on the front is easy but the rear is a little tight.

Also replaced the bolts with new, longer ones so the threads would not be inside the bracket.
This required hacksawing or cutting off the bolts to fit.
Hopefully, this will eleminate another rattle.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #28
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I ordered 4 koni shocks from www.shox.com and they were $15 a piece cheaper than anybody I could find. I am going to have mine installed next week when I get new tires and a front end alignment. He said it would take about 1 hr and cost $75. Hopefully you didn't order yours yet.
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