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Old 10-25-2018, 01:41 AM   #1
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Koni FSD shocks Opinions?

I am thinking of replacing my stock shocks. Does anyone have Koni shocks installed and did you notice any smoothness change in the ride? Thank you!
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Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:21 PM   #2
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I am thinking of replacing my stock shocks. Does anyone have Koni shocks installed and did you notice any smoothness change in the ride? Thank you!
My first significant mod was the swap for Bilsteins, mostly for the $$ difference. Too brothers-in-law (ish) are truckers and rv'ers said to spend the difference on a sway bar. I don't regret it one bit after 10k miles.
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:13 AM   #3
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KONI - best money i spent

I bought a set of KONI's, took them to my garage guy to install - he laughed, said i wasted my money ---- well - I LOVE them, made a drastic difference on the ride , best money i put into my 2015 Thor Ace 29.2 on the F-53. Does it ride like a Lincoln = no, but drastically better on bumps and bridge joints. Almost fun to drive - lol.
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:33 AM   #4
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I swapped out the OEM Bilstiens with Koni FSD shocks after the first season we had our 2017 ACE 30.1. The change was immediate and dramatic. The coach was far more stable when going over things like freeway expansion joints and others bumps in the road. No porpoising any more.

We also have added a SuperSteer track bar that made a big improvement in response to passing trucks, and did the CHF on the front and rear to help with the sway. Probably adding SumoSprings to further address sway.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:27 PM   #5
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I swapped out the OEM Bilstiens with Koni FSD shocks after the first season we had our 2017 ACE 30.1. The change was immediate and dramatic. The coach was far more stable when going over things like freeway expansion joints and others bumps in the road. No porpoising any more.

We also have added a SuperSteer track bar that made a big improvement in response to passing trucks, and did the CHF on the front and rear to help with the sway. Probably adding SumoSprings to further address sway.
Thank you for the input. I did order Front & Rear Koni FSD's should have Tuesday. Sumo Springs Front and Rear stopped the sway immediately in our unit.
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SSF-106-40 SumoSprings Solo Front Bump Stop SSR-107-47 SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop
Hellwig 7718 Front Sway Bar & 7180 Rear Sway Bar
Koni FSD Front Shocks 8805-1042 / Koni FSD Rear Shocks 8805-1043
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