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Old 09-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Adjustment on Koni shocks

I have a 2005 fleetwood expedition freightliner 38n cat 300 just ordered koni shocks. I understand the fronts are the Fds adjustable and come set at softest setting.. Any recommends on what adjust level you used??? I was thinking to just leave them at the factory setting??? Tks for your help!!!
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koni adjustable shock

Glen,

I have koni shocks. they also were on the softest setting, but I noticed a little more porpoising than I though there should be up front, from the driver's seat I can't tell if it's objectionable in back. My wife indicated that it wasn't a problem back there.

So I pulled the front one's off and the adjustment is made by rotating the shaft of the shock. In my case the shaft was all the way in one direction so out of six possible turn (I believe) I turned mine 2.5 revolutions and re installed. Now I am very happy with my ride.

Hope this helps.

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I have a 2005 fleetwood expedition freightliner 38n cat 300 just ordered koni shocks. I understand the fronts are the Fds adjustable and come set at softest setting.. Any recommends on what adjust level you used??? I was thinking to just leave them at the factory setting??? Tks for your help!!!
FSD shocks have no adjustment. They are painted gold.
The adjustable ones usually have five settings and are painted red. Here's a link to the Koni website and the adjustment procedure: http://www.konirv.com/adjustment.html

We have the FSD on the rear and the adjustables on the front as Koni doesn't make the FSD's for our 14,600# IFS front end.
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I likely am wrong about the Fds shock it may be the rear shock and they told me not adjustable. The new front ones are adjustable and it is that set I am asking about your recommendation as to the setting!! Tks glen
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They usually come set in the middle of the five positions. Ours did, after some mileage I changed them to the #1 setting (lightest).
You may have to experiment to get them set right for your rig.

I went through five sets of different Bilstein shocks when experimenting for Reyco Granning to get a better ride. The last set of Bilsteins were labeled "30% less damping" and were pretty good. I'd probably still have them on the rig if they hadn't sent me the Koni's.
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