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Old 03-19-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Just have a quick question. I have a 2005 travel supreme 38' Ds04 and planning to put Koni shocks on the chassis to replace the original bilsteins. The different shops that I've contacted are asking which chassis I have. Does anyone know if I have the spartan K2 chassis or the Spartan mountain master chassis thank you

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Just have a quick question. I have a 2005 travel supreme 38' Ds04 and planning to put Koni shocks on the chassis to replace the original bilsteins. The different shops that I've contacted are asking which chassis I have. Does anyone know if I have the spartan K2 chassis or the Spartan mountain master chassis thank you

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Lou,

Pretty sure you would have the Mountain Master. The K2 came with the 500 hp which I donít think were offered in the MM.

If you have the 350 or the 400 then it should be the MM.

When you get it done let us know how the ride changed.
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I have the Cummins 350 hp do then I ...would assume we then have the mountain master chassis. Gonna shop around for the best deal on Koni shocks.
Thank you for the info.
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Are most people ordering the adjustable shocks and using soft setting or is it ok to go with the standard non adjustable koni shocks. Also is it advisable to put them over the rear axle is well or are most owners installing them on the front only.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:28 AM   #5
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Are most people ordering the adjustable shocks and using soft setting or is it ok to go with the standard non adjustable koni shocks. Also is it advisable to put them over the rear axle is well or are most owners installing them on the front only.
Yes to all of the above🤷🏼*♂️

Do a search there has been much discussion and really no consensus .

IMHO standard on the front first as I have never traveled in the back.

That would be my choice - also if I recall some have found some good online pricing so a search is a good idea.

Iím on my phone or Iíd give you the links.

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Mine is on a Mountain Master chassis with the 12,600 independent front axle also the 2006 brochure I have indicates the same. I don't have any info for 2005.

I put non-adjustable Konis on the front and noticed better transition (less hard bump) when crossing bridge thresholds and expansion joints in the highway. Can't tell any difference in handling.

I bought 90-2815s from Spartan in Jan of 2018 for $181.00 each. Probably better prices if you shop around!
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Thanks for the info Robert....do you know if anyone is putting them in the rear at all. Seems like most owners are going just with the front. That certainly is more affordable.
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Lou,

As the other have stated, it's a pretty safe bet you have the Mountain Master chassis. However, a call to Spartan with the VIN will confirm any doubt.

The next question is whether you have IFS or a solid front axle. My rig (same year and model number) was supplied with the solid axle (Arvin Meritor Model: FF961lk 179) and I have been unable to find a Koni shock for that setup. If you have the same, I'd be interested in learning what options are out there for shocks.
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Are most people ordering the adjustable shocks and using soft setting or is it ok to go with the standard non adjustable koni shocks.
I bought my '06 Select when it was 5 years old, and replaced its leaky front shocks with the Koni adjustables, set on medium. Lovely ride.

That was 8 years ago. Last year, hearing so much good news about the new Koni EVO 99 shocks...even compared to the adjustables...I put a set of them on the front.

After driving all day following the install, I realized I'd never noticed the new ride at all.

Bingo! They're so good, so smooth you never notice the ride!

Smoother over bumps & dips, much better control up & off bridges. I'm very impressed with the EVO 99s.

I've read a lot of stories on the Entegra forum of problems getting them for the solid axle Aspires & Insignias. Not sure anyone has been successful getting the correct one.
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Lou, you were absolutely correct. I did call Spartan with the Vin number and this particular motor home, similar to yours will not accommodate Koni shocks. There apparently is problem with clearance . I have to stay with the bilsteins . The part number if you're interested is BE5 - 2564. I ordered 2 off the internet at a good price. Hope it makes a difference. The originals are 15 yrs old. I'll let you know. Thanks again for uour assistance.
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