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NADROJ 05-07-2019 10:52 AM

Shock upgrade
 
Hello all,

I am looking to update my front and rear shocks on my '06 CC Inspire 360 40'. When trying to source the correct part number from koni, they are asking for information i can't currently provide. I am 6hrs away from my motorhome and they are looking for a few part numbers. The owners manual provides very few details in this area.

Does anyone have the part numbers for the original equipment on these items or has anyone recently bought the koni evo 99's for their fronts and/or the rear gold part numbers.

The few stores online selling these items are showing the 99B-3254 for the front 99's and the gold 8805 1022 for the single rear axle.

Wanted to make this purchase before heading back to the MH in a couple of weeks

Smitty77 05-07-2019 12:04 PM

Hope someone with a similar Inspire can get you some part numbers of the existing shocks. That is the safest way to confirm you cross reference to the proper new shocks.

That being said, I do believe the EVO 99's you referenced, are the correct shock. And it should do a very fine job on helping the lighter weight Inspire's front end remained poised.

The rear's are the ones with the highest risk of getting the wrong part. I would expect the existing rears are Koni Adjustable SP2's, possibly SP1's. The gold FSD would be an improvement over SP1's. If you have SP2's, my question would be do you need new shocks in that position? If you do, are Adjustable SP3's available?

Once you get the rear part number of the existing shock. I'd suggest a call to Koni Tech Support. Review with them the differences between the Gold FSD's vs SP3's in those position. (I've known Alpine and a few fellow CC owner's with Allures, that went with the SP3's in the rear - and are pleased with them.)

When you call Tech Support, ask if Justin is still working in the area, and ask for him. Many of us with coaches, have been given great info and support from Justin. I'd trust his nod in direction, between the Gold FSD or SP3 Adjustable.

And note. If you research this forum going back about 18 months or so ago, you will see my assessment of the EVO 99's (Same exact shock you are looking at for your coach.), on our 40' Allure with Tag. We're about 37K pounds when loaded and ready to go, minus Toad weight.). The EVO 99's did a good job of handling our coach, it felt poised, and provided just a tad less transfer of road harshness into the front of the coach going down the road. I drove about 1500 miles on them, and due to my opinion that the Road King 2 1/2" diameters provided a tad better control, I elected to put the RK's back on. (I gave up the bit better ride, for the bit better handling.)

I suspect your Inspire will be a lighter coach then our Allure - and no question the EVO 99's remained 'poised' on our Allure, especially in comparison to the OEM Adjustable SP1's that were overwhelmed by the IFS:)!

If you have not done so, and if handling and as poised as possible of a coach ride is important to you, look into also adding the Source Engineering Comfort Control Valves. They're a 'one way' vs 'two way' air line check valve. And they help the air bag part of the overall chassis suspension 'set faster'. Especially helpful in mountain S curve driving. (And just about $9.5K less to install, then Active Air:)! Which if I win the lotto, will be on our coach (Or our replacement:)!) - as soon as I can get into HWW:)!)

Best to you,
Smitty
04 Allure 40' Tag, 2 slide --- So lighter 40' Country Coach, compare to say the Magna/Affinity:)!

2 Stroker 05-07-2019 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by NADROJ (Post 4762236)
Hello all,

I am looking to update my front and rear shocks on my '06 CC Inspire 360 40'. When trying to source the correct part number from koni, they are asking for information i can't currently provide. I am 6hrs away from my motorhome and they are looking for a few part numbers. The owners manual provides very few details in this area.

Does anyone have the part numbers for the original equipment on these items or has anyone recently bought the koni evo 99's for their fronts and/or the rear gold part numbers.

The few stores online selling these items are showing the 99B-3254 for the front 99's and the gold 8805 1022 for the single rear axle.

Wanted to make this purchase before heading back to the MH in a couple of weeks

I have the same coach and here are the shocks I got from Koni, had the installed at OMC. Hope you can read it.
2 stroker Attachment 245126
Front 88 1641SP3
Rear 8805 1013

cntrylife 05-07-2019 05:04 PM

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This is what you need

cntrylife 05-07-2019 05:05 PM

I got mine off ebay BTW, it was $400 less and took all of 6 minutes to install if you lube the bushings

Griffin379 05-08-2019 06:47 PM

Go to shockwarehouse.com and enter model info. They will tell you what the part numbers are.

NADROJ 05-12-2019 10:40 AM

Thanks everyone for the help. I should have the new shocks in my hand within the next week and installed before the end of june. I will give it a few drives and then a little review

NADROJ 09-16-2019 01:25 AM

so a final update.

I had the shocks installed this summer at a big rig shop in houston. (EVO - 99b 3254 fronts - 1805 1013 rears) I also had a rattle in the font suspension that had progressively gotten louder for the past couple of trips. During the installation of the shocks, the rv was getting its yearly DOT inspection and failed due to the front sway bar not having any more bushings left in place. The front sway bar was replaced in-kind due to one of the attachment points deteriorating because off all of the banging around.

Then coach previously had a big problem with porpoising down the road on big bumps and expansion joints. To the point were it was making me nervous driving down the road. I have only put about six hours of driving since the new setup and feel much more confident driving and the ride has become much smoother. When hitting large bumps/joints, the shocks absorb the jolt with little rebound. I wasn't able to talk to the mechanic but I believe the front of the coach was riding on the bags only and the shocks were totally shot.

I only have motorhome experience with the previous shocks and the new evo99's and I am very happy with the current setup. Total cost was around 750 for the four shocks and 600 for installation.

TriCitySam 09-24-2019 05:54 PM

Does anyone know what shocks would be used on a 2007 Tribute? I looked at the shockwarehouse.com site, and that model is not listed.


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