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Old 05-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Koni shocks no fit my F53??????

Am I the only one who has found out that the Koni shocks meant for the Ford F53 chassis are too short? Back to Bilsteins I guess.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
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No one else with any problems from model year 2011 Tiffin Allegro?
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:24 PM   #3
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Posting your year and specific chassis might elicit more responses.
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Am I the only one who has found out that the Koni shocks meant for the Ford F53 chassis are too short? Back to Bilsteins I guess.

If you're talking about the Koni FSDs, they fit my 2009 Ford F53 chassis fine. They also provided a great improvement over the standard shocks for that year.

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No one else with any problems?
Did you pull the
shock out?
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Did you pull the
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Yes my mechanic did. Placed them side by side and its not even close...
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On my 2013 they measure 25" extended from hole center to center for the rear shocks. Now the Blisteins are the opposite, you collapse them.
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You did not say where you got the shocks but KONI FSD do indeed fit 2011 F53. Your best bet is to call https://www.brazelsrv.com/ and discuss. They are excellent and can
take care of any chassis questions.
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I have changed MANY sets of shocks on F-53 chassis motorhomes , both V-8 and V-10 models and most of the rear Bilstein shocks are almost completely collapsed at ride height. Chances are that the Koni's are just fine. Also, be sure the 8805-1018 are going to the front and 8805-1019 are for the rear.
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Koni Shocks are hydraulic not a gas. Once you collapse the shock it will stay in that position it will not expand like a gas shocks.
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Koni Shocks are hydraulic not a gas. Once you collapse the shock it will stay in that position it will not expand like a gas shocks.
Is that good or bad?
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KONl shock absorbers have Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology.

KONI: FSD front and rear dampers the latest damping technology
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