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Old 04-11-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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DIY front shocks install?

I am thinking about ordering the Koni FSD shocks for the front and was wondering if anyone has installed the shocks themselves. Seems like a simple bolt on with no special tools required other than a torque wrench? Or am I in for a surprise?

I have a 2014 Georgetown 351DS.
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #2
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No change in Ford OEM shock on mine.
Why are you considering changing shocks and what are you expecting from the Koni shocks that you aren't getting from the Ford versions.
Just curious.
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:41 PM   #3
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I would like a little reduction in sway, and I feel like they could make some improvement in the harshness of ride, maybe even quiet the ride some. researching here and another popular rv forum, people have good things to say about the Koni. I am also looking to put on the sumospring bump stop replacement.

It seems like something simple I could do myself, but I didnt want to get in over my head without hearing from someone that has done it. ...and unfortunately I didnt find someone doing it on a youtube search.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:29 PM   #4
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My Opinion only.
1. I do not believe they would help in the sway as shocks are designed for up and down motion and not side to side.
I have done the cheap sway bar fix front and back and have also installed a Blue OX TigerTrac in the rear. This helps me on the side to side sway.


Now I have 22.5" tires on my 378TS Georgetown and I run them at 90 psi for my size and weight. I now have 43,000 miles on my 2012 model and happy.
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Did you extend the ford links? I bought the helwig extended links about 6 months back in case I got around to the chf.
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Did you extend the ford links? I bought the helwig extended links about 6 months back in case I got around to the chf.
Nope I used what was there in the sway bars.
No extensions needed.
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My Opinion only.
1. I do not believe they would help in the sway as shocks are designed for up and down motion and not side to side...
Sway is negated with good shocks which control the up and down motion. Want proof, just unhook the shocks and see how sway is affected.
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Sway is negated with good shocks which control the up and down motion. Want proof, just unhook the shocks and see how sway is affected.
OleCoot you have done it again.
Didn't know you know about Georgetown motorhomes suspension, weight, sway bars, leaf springs. Do you know how much his Georgetown weighs? This is not a little trailer like you have.

Instead of attacking my opinion which I wrote why don't you help the guy answer his question instead of attacking my comments.
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I don't believe the chassis has changed much but here's a pic of a 2016. Pretty straight forward. The shocks may help a little with sway but I'd put large sway bars on front and rear for a sway issue.
Granted, I don't have motor home but this is a typical suspension issue and resolution and would be my method to control the sway.
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what happens if I put a steel rod in place of the shock
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