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Old 01-25-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Ford F53 Shocks???

ANYONE CHANGE THEM???

I HAVE A 2015 27B TRIBUTE..
I put sumo's on all 4 corners...
still think the shocks are too stiff

any thoughts?
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Have you weighed rig for travel and then inflated tires based on weight yet?

F53 is known for stiff ride.
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Have you weighed rig for travel and then inflated tires based on weight yet?

F53 is known for stiff ride.
yep... very first thing...

are these the KONI's everyone talks about??

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Same # as the ones I installed on our 2008. A friend put Monroe on his 2007 and I like the feel better than Koni (softer ride).
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I'm think'n of removing the shocks,, and going for a test ride..
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Same # as the ones I installed on our 2008. A friend put Monroe on his 2007 and I like the feel better than Koni (softer ride).
what is the difference of the motorhomes??? are they the same??
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Have you weighed rig for travel and then inflated tires based on weight yet?

F53 is known for stiff ride.
do you have the chart for the goodyears???

thanks for the post
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yep... very first thing...

are these the KONI's everyone talks about??

Koni FSD RV Shocks Fronts for Ford F53 V10 Triton Chassis 99 13 | eBay
I changed out my front shocks with the Koni's (25% smoother ride)
The bolts are 5/8", you will need 2- 1 1/16" wrenches. I used a 24" breaker bar, end wrench as back-up and also a socket.

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has anyone who complained about koni's... adjusted them???


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I changed out my front shocks with the Koni's (25% smoother ride)
The bolts are 5/8", you will need 2- 1 1/16" wrenches. I used a 24" breaker bar, end wrench as back-up and also a socket.

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thanks for the post..275 for the set free shipp
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took the shocks off... went for a ride...

running down a washboard road was night and day softer,..

I think the shocks will be an upgrade so I ordered them...

I think the real problem here is the chassis , spring set up

this is a truck chassis...and the home is mounted solid to the frame..
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