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Old 10-05-2022, 05:20 PM   #1
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Koni Shocks

I know this question has been answered before but can't seem to locate the answer. I have a 2008 Essex with a K2 Spartan chassis. I'm looking at replacing all four shocks. The general consensus tell me that Kona is the best shock out there for ride comfort. Can anyone steer me to a good supplier for Kona shocks for Spartan chassis. A part # would be a bonus.
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I'm sure you're referring to Koni shocks even though you wrote Kona.

One of the more popular sources for Koni shocks for large motorhomes is Ultra RV Products:

https://www.ultrarvproducts.com/Koni-RV-Shocks
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I know this question has been answered before but can't seem to locate the answer. I have a 2008 Essex with a K2 Spartan chassis. I'm looking at replacing all four shocks. The general consensus tell me that Kona is the best shock out there for ride comfort. Can anyone steer me to a good supplier for Kona shocks for Spartan chassis. A part # would be a bonus.
Thank in advance, for everyone's help.

Just call Spartan, give them your vin# and they will tell you what number Koni you need for your coach. They also sell Koni and will ship to you.
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I'm sure you're referring to Koni shocks even though you wrote Kona.

One of the more popular sources for Koni shocks for large motorhomes is Ultra RV Products:

https://www.ultrarvproducts.com/Koni-RV-Shocks
X2 on Ultra Products. That's where I got mine, good service and fast shipping.
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Will need 6 shocks to replace them all.
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Wink Shocks for 2008 Essex

Thanks, everyone for your help. Called Spartan and per their recommendation, I ordered 2 Koni shocks for front and 4 Bilstein shocks, for rear drive axle and for the tag. Spartan price were actually better then anybody's price, I could find.
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Thanks, everyone for your help. Called Spartan and per their recommendation, I ordered 2 Koni shocks for front and 4 Bilstein shocks, for rear drive axle and for the tag. Spartan price were actually better then anybody's price, I could find.
What made you go with Blisten for the back?
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