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Old 07-26-2019, 11:01 PM   #1
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New Koni EVO shocks for front of 2015 4018 DS

Am seriously considering ordering a pair of Koni Evo Shocks for the front of my 2015 4018 DS. From all I can read on the Forum it appears the 99s will be the ones for my DS, but I don't find any information on the rest of the parts number for the Konis.
Does anyone have the complete part number I will need to order a set?

I'm tired of the harshness of the Sachs when crossing bridges or tar marks on the highways but still they let the corners of the coach dip too much. The wife is more scared on the Million Dollar highway between Ouray and Silverton Colorado than she has been with our other 3 coaches the way her side dips on every road indention. Course she is on the outside looking down the canyon toward the river. Hoping the Konis will give her more peace.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:31 PM   #2
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Shocks do nothing to stop the corner of the rig from dipping in a corner. The springs or air bags do that unless you have Active Air. I have the EVO on my Country Coach and they did improve the ride with less bouncing. The Active Air will stop the leaning in curves but it's expensive, cost me $10,500 and a trip to Iowa from WA state.
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Well, I guess I won't be expecting the corner dipping with new Konis but maybe they will improve the harshness on some of our Central State's interstate highways.
Hopefully the EVOs will work better than either of the adjustable or FSDs, which I had both on my 2004 Itasca Meridian with Freightliner chassis and neither was much better than the original Sachs in eliminating the bone jarring jolts at bridges and highway distortions.

I've seriously thought several times about the Active Air but the 700-800 mile one way trip (not near as bad as the one you had to do), a week in a small town motel or drive back home, are all more deterients than the cost.
Too bad it's not available to spend the nights in your coach like at Nappanne but understand the coach is left up on a lift part of the time.
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You can stay in your coach while active air is installed. No motel.
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I would like to install the KONI EVOs on my 2014 Mountain Aire. How do I go about finding the Part number?
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I would like to install the KONI EVOs on my 2014 Mountain Aire. How do I go about finding the Part number?
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Visit their website. Enter year, make and chassis.
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Am seriously considering ordering a pair of Koni Evo Shocks for the front of my 2015 4018 DS. From all I can read on the Forum it appears the 99s will be the ones for my DS, but I don't find any information on the rest of the parts number for the Konis.
Does anyone have the complete part number I will need to order a set?

I'm tired of the harshness of the Sachs when crossing bridges or tar marks on the highways but still they let the corners of the coach dip too much. The wife is more scared on the Million Dollar highway between Ouray and Silverton Colorado than she has been with our other 3 coaches the way her side dips on every road indention. Course she is on the outside looking down the canyon toward the river. Hoping the Konis will give her more peace.
If by “rest of the parts number” for the set you do mean “rear shocks”? The 99’s are for front only. Their website allows you to enter your coach info and will select the appropriate shocks for your coach.

Motion control units may help with your corner dipping issue.

Do you have 4 corner weights for your coach?
Is the ride height set properly?
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I installed the 99's on our 2014 Mountain Aire it did up the ride not so harsh
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I assumed the "99" referred to the style and there was more to the number for the different coaches. I was pretty sure that was just for the fronts, don't think I'm ready to tackle the rears.
I had the motion control air valves on my 2004 Meridian for the way it rocked back/forth coming out of a driveway, but could never tell they really helped that much.

Maybe we are overloading the compartment just behind the entry door which could be causing the wife's corner to dip or bounce more than my side on uneven highways.
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Why is the EVO 99B 3262 listed as adjustable? It's really not manually adjustable with 3-5 settings is it?
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You might have miss read the info. If you looked at the Koni site the Koni RED shocks are listed above the Koni EVO. The RED's are adjustable, the EVO's are not. You really need to pull the duals to change the rear. It can be done, without pulling them, but is a lot of work.....more work than pulling the duals.
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What is confusing me is that Shockwarehouse, with the best price I've found, lists the EVOs as "99B 3262 Koni Adjustable Freightliner XC Motorhome".

Then goes on to state "Our externally adjustable shock absorbers are the product of choice for motor homes."
The picture shows a shock with attachment posts at both ends and is black on the top half and red on the lower half.

Maybe if they aren't straight on what they are selling maybe I should be looking elsewhere to purchase a front pair.
Right now I think the fronts are all I will be attempting at this time.
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I wouldn't buy anything from shock warehouse, even if they are the best price. People have had nothing but issues with them. They take your money, then you can't reach them and they don't return calls. Their info is just old Koni RED info that they attached to the EVO's. Spend your money at Ultra RV.
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Same here. Avoid Shockwarehouse and buy from Ultra RV Products.
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