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Old 06-04-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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Shocks, Possible Replacement short wheelbase DP

I've got a 2003 KSDP 3352 ( 34.5' overall length) The coach has about 70K miles on it and I feel the shocks aren't really doing their job.. it's especially noticeable on rougher roads.. I'm pretty certain the OEM Bilsteins are on there.. Can yall give me a recommendation on a brand and your experience with ride quality on a shorter wheel base coach such as mine?

I've also noticed my sway bar bushings need to be replaced as well.. so I'm on the hunt for Poly replacements.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:36 AM   #2
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Consider Koni shocks.

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Consider Koni shocks.
I will look into them. Thank you for your input!
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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I'll second the Koni shocks, I put a set on the front this past winter as mine were original from 2006. It did help with the ride, the bumps are still rough so I've ordered a set of Sumo Springs that should help with the potholes and bridge transitions. I had to have them installed by a local shop as I couldn't get the rusted bolts to turn loose.
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