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Old 12-03-2018, 01:18 AM   #1
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I have a 40í 03 alpine diesel pusher need to replace my shocks
What do other alpine owners have on there coaches
Not wanting to feel every nook and craning either.
Please post your info
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:31 AM   #2
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I put some Koni 99's on the front recently, and really noticed the difference. Very happy with them. I chose them because so many others here were recommending them.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:32 AM   #3
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I also changed to Koni shocks on the front of mine.
The result was better handling and a big reduction in the porpoising.
I later changed the rear shocks out using Konis.
I am impressed with the improvement in the stability of the coach overall.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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Agree. Go with the Koni recommended shocks-- 99 series front, 88 for the rear.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #5
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I went with the Konis, 99s and 88s, so far very happy with the ride. Changed them myself, fronts are very easy, the rears were a bit of a challenge.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:57 PM   #6
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If you have Road King they are rebuildable. You can check on specifics with them. It might save you some money and are good shocks. If you just want to slap on new ones, we are very satisfied with Koni. 99's on the front and 88's on the rear.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:36 PM   #7
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Our coach has Koni FSD's (88's) front and rear, installed by the PO in 2012. The fronts seem to need replacement based on what I feel is excessive porpoising. They have at most 30K miles on them and have been this way for the past 10K. Koni's have a history of failing early and needing to be replaced. Since we are not the original buyer we are not covered under the warranty. Even if they were covered, there is shop time and the labor cost to install. I would not want to install the same shock out of concern of them failing again.



The 99's may be more robust. Has anyone put more than 25-30K on a set of 99's? I'd like to hear from those owners. Otherwise we're lookng at installing Road King's next spring.
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I have a 40í 03 alpine diesel pusher need to replace my shocks
What do other alpine owners have on there coaches
Not wanting to feel every nook and craning either.
Please post your info
You might want to consider SUMO Springs to stop the porposing. I have done them both.
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You might want to consider SUMO Springs to stop the porposing. I have done them both.
Sumo springs on a air suspension MH ?
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Sumo springs on a air suspension MH ?
Didn't see that.
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The 99's may be more robust. Has anyone put more than 25-30K on a set of 99's? I'd like to hear from those owners. Otherwise we're lookng at installing Road King's next spring.

The 99's were developed for the HUGE buses in Europe. They are substantially larger in diameter (40% larger) than the 88 series.


So, the same dampening can be achieved with a LOT less stress on the shock.
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The 99's were developed for the HUGE buses in Europe. They are substantially larger in diameter (40% larger) than the 88 series.


So, the same dampening can be achieved with a LOT less stress on the shock.
Yes, I understand they are larger. Iíd like to know if anyone has put 20-30K miles on them and if they are still performing the same as when new.

Iíd prefer to not spend twice as much on Road Kings, at the same time, Iíd like to not have to replace the shocks every few years, even under warranty. Koni doesn't have a great record of producing shocks that are durable for motorhomes, so Iíd like to get some feedback that demonstrates theyíve improved the quality of their products.
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We have Road Kings and love the ride.
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Thereís an informative thread on the Entegra Forum titled Koni Evolution 99B3234 Installed on 2016 Anthem IFS. I donít know how to link it to make it easy for you, just figured out how to add a photo. Baby steps.

Most Entegra owners report improved ride qualities after changing to the 99 series shocks. This is after replacing undersized Bilstein shocks. Sound familiar?However, they indicate there are still one or more ďreboundĒ cycles after medium to large bumps, one incident of a harrowing front end bouncing situation and some noticeable impacts from side winds. Iím looking to reduce the first issue and do not feel a problem currently exists with the latter two issues.

One Country Coach owner, Smitty77, installed the Koniís and then put his Road Kings back on after 1300 miles. He felt the Road Kings reduced or eliminated the stated problems with the Koniís and improved handling characteristics on curvy roads. Itís a good read which has me leaning toward the Road Kings now.
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