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Old 06-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Shocks ????

We have a 2000 Country Coach Intrigue (40') with 59K miles. She seems to ride on the rough side.

I'm looking for some advise on shocks and what would work best with this particular coach.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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Check your tire inflation first. Too much air in the tires will give you a rough ride.

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I have Koni shocks on mine. The fronts are original and work perfectly. I put in new back ones about two years ago. Ride on our coach is great except on the Los Angeles freeways which are now a Jeep Wrangler 4WD trail testing grounds.
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I just put six Road King shocks on our 05 Allure at 52000 miles. The improvement in the ride was incredible. The Koni shocks on the front were shot. They could easily be compressed fully by hand. The Road Kings are more expensive, roughly double the cost of Koni, but if you could see them side by side, you'll see that the the Koni does not even compare in quality or build to the Road Kings. I was advised by one of the folks in Junction City that replacing the rear shocks was a waste of money. We went with that and only replaced the fronts. After feeling the difference we ordered the four rear ones. We could tell a significant difference in the ride after the rears were installed.
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I put roadkings on and felt the ride to harsh especially on the front so I just removed them and put the konis back on. I liked the road kings on my inspire but not so impressed on the magna. The inspire was lighter. The road kings seem to be valved to restrict compression and the konis restricted upon extension. Not sure if that effects ride. I will have the roadkings revalved if they stand by what they say.They do build a quality shock but I don't want to worry the cabinets are going to start to fall off.
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Check these out: A couple of years ago Motorhome magazine did a comparison and found Bilstein to have the smoothest ride.

B6 – 46mm Shocks

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I turned our Koni's up to max on the front and found them to be much better than on full soft. Not great as we still got some porpoising but not nearly as bad as before.
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