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Old 06-08-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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I have a 05 Sea Breeze 37ft. on a W24 chassis that rides like a tank, (over pot holes, expansion joints and any other small bump) It has the factory Bilstein gas shock. I have heard that changing to Koni's FDS will give a much better ride, Has anybody made this change. Thank's Ken
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I have a 05 Sea Breeze 37ft. on a W24 chassis that rides like a tank, (over pot holes, expansion joints and any other small bump) It has the factory Bilstein gas shock. I have heard that changing to Koni's FDS will give a much better ride, Has anybody made this change. Thank's Ken
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Heres a few comments,Koni shocks
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Well, you can adjust the Koni for different damping rates, but that does not sound like the problem you have. Rough ride over small bumps is not what shocks are all about.

My first thought would be to adjust tire pressure to match your weight, axle by axle. The #1 cause of harsh ride over small bumps is too much tire pressure, especially in the front tires. If yours are inflated to the level specified for max axle load, chances are the fronts are too hard. Get it weighed (front and rear separate) and use the tire inflation tables to set the psi correctly.
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I agree with RV Roamer. While I did replace my OEM Bilsteins with the Koni FSD's, that was after I made sure my tire inflation pressures were realistic for my actual loaded weight. On my rig, the Koni's certainly deliver a more civilized ride than the Bilsteins.
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