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Old 07-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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Will be very interesting to hear if it makes a big difference to the ride. I have an 2008 Monaco Cayman that I should take to the fair and charge a fee to take a ride. Hard to beleive Monaco can brag about their riding coaches and produce something like this!! Harder to believe I bought it!!

I agree that the RM is not the smoothest riding chassis around. I installed FSD's, played with ride height and tire pressure. Helped some but the jarring is still there. Met up with some friends while in Sevierville, TN and went with him to Knoxville for service. They have an '08 Allegro Bus and I was amazed with the ride quality. Another friend has a Phaeton and its ride is much superior to the RM. Can't comment on sway or crosswind reaction but down the road is much better than RM
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Finally got the FSDs installed today. All I can say is they are night and day in comparison to the stock shocks.

The best comparison I can think of is maybe a late 70s GM ride converted to a modern BMW ride. It is not that drastic, but porpoising is gone and the ride is much more controlled.

UFO Koni FSD Numbers:
Front 8805-1021
Rear 8805-1002
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Bill2.....I replaced my front 4 first with the Koni's and resolved the jarring ride. I did the rear later and improved the handling. The ride height should be checked as it's usually off. It's easy to do and adjust. Mine was an inch high in the front and one inch low in the rear. My coach drove much better after the adjustment. It also cured a height issue wuth my tow bar.

I put the FSD's on our friends Cayman. It helped, but not as dramtically as mine. I believe the nut/bolts on the R4R chassis were 7/8" or 1". I used a half inch air gun and a large wrench. It took me less than 45 minutes to do all four.
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