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Old 05-09-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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How about all of the owners out there that have installed new shocks, Konis or Road Kings, give us an update on how they are working for you after putting some miles on your coaches?

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Old 05-09-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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How about all of the owners out there that have installed new shocks, Konis or Road Kings, give us an update on how they are working for you after putting some miles on your coaches?

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Old 05-09-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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Hi Dale.

I replaced the fronts with Koni FSDs and on a 50 mile test ride, was pleased with the improvement. A week later I replaced the rears and noticed an even greater improvement.

The Coach rode smoother, suffered less deflection when trucks passed, tracked and handled wind gusts better and required less steering wheel input to keep it straight. The only other thing I noticed was it seemed a little harsher when going over pot-holes and bad expansion joints. However, that is minor as compared to the other improvements.

All-in-all, the FSDs seemed to do for the roads what PennDOT can't.

We will be leaving for a 2 month trip on the 16th and I will post more after I get a lot more miles on the Konis.
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I probably have more than 3K on my Koni FSD's, and I am still very happy with them. Much less porpousing than with the original shocks, and a smoother ride.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:19 PM   #5
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Dale, Installed mine this week, front & back and drove app. 100 miles. The difference is hard to believe. Getting off the exit on the PA tpk. was incredibly more stable. The ride is greatly improved and when I took my little ride I ran the PA Tpk for about 40 miles with a 30 mile an hour wind from the left side. Major difference. Certainly has been the biggest improvement I have made to the coach.
Many thanks to Danny for doing this favor for all of us. Thanks Danny.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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Dale,

I have to say ditto to Bob's remarks. After about 300 miles, the only negative is that rougher expansion joints elicit a harsher bounce. About two weeks ago I was the filling in a truck/motorhome sandwich and felt NO buffeting at all. It seems to me that she rides quieter too.
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