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Old 11-21-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Had my ECM reprogrammed at Redland Truck Service today and my pinging problem is gone. While I was there I had new Koni shocks put on the rear to replace the Bilsteins I had. We already had Koni shocks on the front. We then drove 215 miles back to Yuma, AZ and the ride was very much improved. All the hammering and jarring we were getting has now disappeared. It also stopped most of the noises we heard inside the motorhome since the road bumps don't seem to make it inside anymore. Large bumps are still felt but I don't think any spring suspension with shocks could smooth out large bumps. I didn't expect the rear shocks to make much difference but I was wrong. The combination of the front and rear Koni shocks provides a very smooth ride, about as good as it gets without going to an air ride suspension which I can't afford anyway.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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Had my ECM reprogrammed at Redland Truck Service today and my pinging problem is gone. While I was there I had new Koni shocks put on the rear to replace the Bilsteins I had. We already had Koni shocks on the front. We then drove 215 miles back to Yuma, AZ and the ride was very much improved. All the hammering and jarring we were getting has now disappeared. It also stopped most of the noises we heard inside the motorhome since the road bumps don't seem to make it inside anymore. Large bumps are still felt but I don't think any spring suspension with shocks could smooth out large bumps. I didn't expect the rear shocks to make much difference but I was wrong. The combination of the front and rear Koni shocks provides a very smooth ride, about as good as it gets without going to an air ride suspension which I can't afford anyway.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:23 AM   #3
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We have enjoyed a very positive ownership experience with our Koni FSD shock absorbers for almost a year now. Your observation is correct, all 4 shocks operating in unison as a system provide the best possible ride that can be experienced by leaf spring type suspension.

If a person has the resources I would suggest that regardless of which shock is installed all 4 corners be matched.
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