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Old 02-13-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Koni yellow shocks?! brand new....

I have a 1991 Beaver and after 100k miles i decided to replace the original 6 Koni HD shocks. Called Gillig in CA and gave them my vin # and they sent me 2 Yellow adjustable fronts @ $195 a piece and 4 Red adjustable rears @ $215 a piece. Had Peterson Cat of PDX install them along with two new Catipillar 1500CC 8d Chassis bats and rolled out the door.

Shocks feel great and much inprovement (i did not adjust just used factory settings).... but i have never heard of Yellow colored KONI shocks! Does anyone have these?

front Yellow Gillig part# 53-35883-000N
rear Red Gillig part# 82-13389-001
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Yikes no one?!
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Are they really yellow like the Bilsteens or do they have a gold color? If yhey are more gold than yellow, they are the FSD shock.
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We had some excessive porpoising at bridge and road expansion joints. Ordered Koni FSDs (non-adjustable, and kind of a gold color IIRC) and installed them on our new to us HR. What a difference. I do remember that Koni is quite proud of their products....still working great, though.
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not gold FSD... these are solid dull yellow with easy to read Koni emblem and part #
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Yellow koni's with that part # were on ebay.
Koni Special D Shock Absorber Lot O 3 Ford Chevy Truck Full Size 53 35883 000N 0 | eBay
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Yep that is what they look like! thanks! & LOL i can tell you for sure who ever ran that deal on EBAY did not have clue #1 on what he had i.e. those shocks stabilize the front of a 35k pound coach.... not really good for a Ford F-150
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Yep that is what they look like! thanks! & LOL i can tell you for sure who ever ran that deal on EBAY did not have clue #1 on what he had i.e. those shocks stabilize the front of a 35k pound coach.... not really good for a Ford F-150


Yellow is a new one to me for Koni!

I was surprised that the same exact size and model number shock that was on my straight beamed 18k lbs f53's front end - were the same ones that came on my 2004 40' Country Coach Allure. Justin at Koni, explained that Koni had argued with Country Coach/National that the shocks were undersized for the application, but National had insisted because they wanted a floating like ride. The IFS overwhelmed the Koni. These were SP1 generation adjustable, that even on setting 5, were not up to the job.

Best, and glad it is working well for you,
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