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Old 10-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Did my CC come with Koni shocks

My early ninety's Magna has Koni shocks they are painted black but are red where they overlap , could that mean they are original? The coach has 97000 miles on it, The Koni video I saw on you-tube said they will last the life of the coach, My coach is kinda tippy from side to side but I don't know if it is normal tip or not....this is my first coach, so I thought about buying new shocks...I do not want to spend the money if it is not going to help, as I am not a wealthy person, (would have a newer coach if I was)
So my question is. can I do something that will tell me if the shocks are bad?
or just shut up and buy new shocks........be gentle now.....thanks, Benny
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I would say that the shocks are original Koni. You will see improved handling with new shocks for sure.

I was talked into the Koni FSD shock and after 20, 000 miles or so, they were in the same condition as the original Koni.

I bit the bullet and replaced the FSD with Road Kings and now have excellent handling. They aren't cheap but in my opinion, worth the bux. Be sitting down when you price them.
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I would say that the shocks are original Koni. You will see improved handling with new shocks for sure.

I was talked into the Koni FSD shock and after 20, 000 miles or so, they were in the same condition as the original Koni.

I bit the bullet and replaced the FSD with Road Kings and now have excellent handling. They aren't cheap but in my opinion, worth the bux. Be sitting down when you price them.
Last I checked they were around $400 each.
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Last I checked they were around $400 each.
Yup, that is about what I paid for mine.
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Called Road king today, a set for my coach $1400 including shipping....need to start saving my beer cans.....or could sell my wifes gold....(light bulb over head)....thats what I will do.... kidding of course...I aint tired of living yet...
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Called Road king today, a set for my coach $1400 including shipping....need to start saving my beer cans.....or could sell my wifes gold....(light bulb over head)....thats what I will do.... kidding of course...I aint tired of living yet...
Before shelling out that kind of $$$'s you may want to check on the price of the Koni FSD shocks, as they enjoy a good reputation for improving ride comfort and coach stability.

Just a suggestion...Good luck with your choice of shocks and safe travels
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i heard the koni shocks are adjustable. a few weeks ago i called a rv service center asking to put a new set of koni on, the guy told me, i just need to adjust it on mine. check that out first.
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Older Koni's are adjustable. The newer FSD is not. I set my adjustable ones up to the stiffest position but it didn't relieve bottoming out on some dips so I put the FSD's on the front and it wasn't a significant difference so I adjusted the front leveler up almost an inch and that made a terrific difference.
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We just ordered our coach and went with the Koni's. We had an eagle and replaced with the Koni's what a difference in the ride on less than perfect road.
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Before shelling out that kind of $$$'s you may want to check on the price of the Koni FSD shocks, as they enjoy a good reputation for improving ride comfort and coach stability.

Just a suggestion...Good luck with your choice of shocks and safe travels
I did go with a set of the FSD's and after 20K miles they sucked. They were no better than the ones I replaced. The FSD might be ok for a light weight gasser but for a heavy pusher such as a CC, they suck.
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Older Koni's are adjustable. The newer FSD is not.
Hi John, approximately before what year koni's are adjustable, do you happen to know?
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Hi John, approximately before what year koni's are adjustable, do you happen to know?

around the bottom of my Koni's they are stamped (adjustable)
I think I am gonna try the road kings , They are alot more money but after seeing what goes into one and talking with them on the phone it just sounds like the right thing to do and I only want to do this once,,
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Put the RK's on mine and what a difference they made. Wouldn't ever consider anything else even with the extra cost. Jmho
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Maybe we should have went with the RK, but have been happy with the Koni's, always looking for 1 better?
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