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Old 06-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Koni shocks who has them?

I'm looking at installing them on my 2009 Bounder to get a softer ride, are they worth the money?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Spartan replaced our stock shocks with Koni's after we complained about the harsh ride. The Koni's smoooothed it right out.

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have Koni's on my Spartan chassis and love the ride and handling.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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Just finished first 1000 mile trip with our new Koni FSD's They are a little better than the original equipment Bilsteins, but worth the money, the jury is still out on that! (They are expensive!)!
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:50 AM   #5
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Koni's on the front of my 8.1 WH sure made the ride to Florida last winter much smoother.
Maybe I can afford the rears this year,(or another tank of gas!!)
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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I just installed them on my 05 Southwind and I did all 4. So far they seem to have done the trick for me. Remember one thing though, you are dealing with a truck chassis that won't give you a Caddy ride to start with so don't expect it with the Koni's. They do smooth the ride though.
I have noticed a difference already in local running and wll be taking on its first long trip this weekend.
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I changed to Koni's on mine at about 32K miles - and that was a good thing to do. Certainly smoothed out some of the bumps on many highways.
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They might be ok on a light coach but if you go over 30,000, they stink. I just replaced some 2 year old FSDs with Road Kings. Now these are shocks and they make a huge difference.
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They might be ok on a light coach but if you go over 30,000, they stink. I just replaced some 2 year old FSDs with Road Kings. Now these are shocks and they make a huge difference.
I was poised to have FSDs installed, wonder if anyone else has done 'Kings.
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Hi Camping4fun,
My only regret about the Koni shocks is that I didn't install them years ago. I put up with the Bilsteins for way too long. I'm not sure why dons2346 said Koni's are not good for a heavy coach. My street weight is 32K. Rear axle is at 20K and the front axle is at 12K. My Koni's made a world of difference in ride and I am very pleased with them.

Road King's are really nice shocks. Price Koni and Road King. Then make your decision.

When the front Koni's were installed, I had them put at the softest ride setting.
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We have them and with over 1,000 miles they are great.

Brazel's RV Performance sent them to my door at a great price..
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Hi Camping4fun,
My only regret about the Koni shocks is that I didn't install them years ago. I put up with the Bilsteins for way too long. I'm not sure why dons2346 said Koni's are not good for a heavy coach. My street weight is 32K. Rear axle is at 20K and the front axle is at 12K. My Koni's made a world of difference in ride and I am very pleased with them.

Road King's are really nice shocks. Price Koni and Road King. Then make your decision.

When the front Koni's were installed, I had them put at the softest ride setting.
Gary,

I had the oem shocks removed from our Prevost and Koni's put on and they substantially improved the ride. Our coach weighs 54,000 lbs.
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Thanks everyone for input on the koni's. Owning a business helps, I talked to Kia at Koni's today and I can buy them at whole sale price of 132.50 each for the FSD
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:14 PM   #14
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We recently had the Koni FSD's as well as other suspension upgrades installed on my Workhorse. As others have said, they have really improved the ride a lot. They were installed at a shop in Pennsylvania and some of the roads in the Keystone State are not very good and the Koni's helped. That price you mentioned is very good.

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